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  1. #1
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    Talking tombstones bear messages from the grave

    Mine would be like a Mall Directory with a star saying "you are Here"

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    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The dead could soon be speaking from the grave if an American inventor's plan becomes reality.
    Robert Barrows, of Burlingame, California has filed a patent application for a video-equipped tombstone that will display a video message from the grave's occupant.

    "If his patent is granted, Barrows hopes that when people make out their will, they also leave a parting video with their lawyer," New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.

    The hollow, talking tombstone will include a flat touch screen and will house a computer with a microchip memory or hard disc. It will be powered by electricity from the cemetery's lighting system.

    The plan will not be the first electronically enhanced tombstone. An American company has a patent on a gravestone that will display photographs of the deceased and tributes from friends, according to the magazine.

    But the Barrows plan will go one further by including contributions actually from the deceased.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/TECH/pte...eut/index.html

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    Thumbs down Ok Talking Tombstones..!!

    Watch me rot CAMERAS IN COFFINS, now talking Tombstones.

    JUST A BIT MUCH FOR ME.. !! WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO RESPECT FOR OUR LOVED ONES WHO HAVE DIED..



    ALOHA !! FROM SAN DIEGO

    MOTTO TO LIVE BY:

    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming.

    WOOHOO, what a ride!!!"

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    lol cass! mine would tell a good joke .... when people think of me, i want them to smile, no matter how i died.