Originally posted on March 13, 2007 @ 9:49 am
Death is never easy, particularly when the loved one lives far away. One of the hardest choices someone might have to make is deciding if it’s feasible to travel halfway across the globe to pay respects.
Soon you may be able to witness the final send off without traveling any farther than your computer.
An undertaker in County Down, Northern Ireland is offering mourners the ability to stream live feeds of funerals online.
The S. Clarke and Sons funeral home offers a new option to the bereaved: live video of the departed’s final journey.
Friends and family who cannot attend the ceremony personally are given access to the feed through a private website, ID and password.
Yes, that’s right, they’re offering streaming death 2.0 web services.
Cameras and microphones are installed throughout the church, giving the viewer as complete an experience as if they were there in person.
The ceremony can also be recorded to the viewer’s PC and saved for later viewing.
What’s next? Deathcasts?