La Funeraria Paz Now Equipped With WiFi, LCD TVs for Wakes
Remember when I asked if WiFi should remain taboo in funeral parlors? Well, the example I used, La Funeraria Paz, now apparently uses LCD TVs and WiFi for visiting mourners (following the tech lead of St. Peter’s).
According to Davao-based blogger Migs:
Our official Funeral Chapel is now going with the flow of technology and has upgraded their equipment. La Funeraria Paz, the place where almost all of my relatives are lodged for the wake service, has now replaced their old billboard to a LCD TV screen complete with a computerized program where families, relatives, and friends can easily find the whereabouts of their deceased love one.
WiFi’s a pretty useful tool to provide. With a laptop and a reliable enough connection, relatives from all over the world can call in via Skype to give their condolences. I also picture a future where, when the deceased has had a significant online presence, mourners can visit the dead person’s site(s) and social networking profiles! Imagine if they could go through all those albums and blog posts!
Migs wonders “what they’ll think of next.” Given that St. Peter’s already offers live funeral wake webcasts for relatives unable to make it, how else can technology improve the time-honored Filipino wake experience? Feel free to share your opinions below!
Personally, I think micro-blogging the funeral of a 3-year-old boy still should be frowned upon. And we really can’t
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