Here is another story about the convergence of technology and death; webcasting funerals. Yes, at first this might seem a bit odd, but the story offers several reasons why this might attract customers. Recent customers included military personnel stationed overseas, a women 9 months pregnant and unable to fly, and a women in the hospital and unable to leave. The article states that younger generations are sharing more and more of their lives on-line, and that trend is entering the funeral business.
Remember, in Wisconsin a person can complete a Authorization for Final Disposition form, which allows you to appoint someone to be in charge of your funeral and to leave specific instructions. Webcasting might be something you'd want to mention on such a form.
I'd be curious to hear from those who have experienced this type of service. And thanks to my husband who spotted this article.
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