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Augmented Reality Gravesites

Virtual Graves Offer a Cost-Effective Alternative to Funerals

— September 4, 2017 — Lifestyle
Virtual graves are a Japanese tech company's solution to expensive funerals and limited plot land. "Shukatsu," meaning, "preparing for the end" follows the concept of normalizing death, while providing a unique opportunity within the world of virtual and augmented reality.

The service, being offered through tombstone engraving company 'Ryoshin Sekizai,' enables users to virtually experience a loved ones funeral through the convenience of a smartphone screen and the Suma Tomb app. Through this method, families can pay their respects without having to travel to remote areas, ensuring no one misses an opportunity to say Goodbye. Family members can choose the grave site and include pictures and videos of the deceased, offering a cost-effective alternative that can run as smoothly and tastefully as desired.

Much like social media allowing for remote connection, virtual graves offer those mourning with the ability to connect to the deceased.
Trend Themes
1. Augmented Reality Funerals - Augmented reality technology can revolutionize the funeral industry by offering cost-effective and convenient funeral services.
2. Virtual Graveyards - Virtual graveyards offer a unique opportunity within the world of virtual and augmented reality, catering to the changing needs of families bereaved by death.
3. Shukatsu Trend - The concept of normalizing death, or 'Shukatsu,' can shift attitudes towards death and encourage the development of innovative and affordable death management solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Funeral Services - Augmented reality and virtual reality technology can disrupt the traditional funeral service industry by becoming an affordable and accessible option for families bereaved by death.
2. Augmented Reality App Development - The emergence of virtual and augmented reality technology can lead to opportunities for app developers to create innovative solutions for managing grief and offering virtual connection to those who have passed away.
3. Tombstone Engraving - Companies offering tombstone engraving services can incorporate augmented and virtual reality solutions to provide more comprehensive and personalized options for families managing grief.
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