A Historic Graveyard in Slovenia Is Now Home to a Digital Tombstone


A historic graveyard in Slovenia has joined the tech revolution. As Reuters reports, Cemetery Pobrežje—located in the nation’s second-largest city of Maribor—is now home to what cemetery officials bill as the world’s first digital interactive tombstone.

Created by Slovenian company Bioenergija, the tombstone has a 48-inch interactive screen. When visitors aren’t around, the screen simply shows the deceased’s name, and birth and death dates. Sensors are activated when someone stands in front of the stone, prompting it to flicker to life.

When the digital tombstone is “awake,” it’s capable of displaying pictures, video, and other types of digital odes to the deceased. Designers also plan on making a smartphone app, so…

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