I don't think I'd ask someone to stand still so I could snap his QR code, either!
I can't imagine anyone would put a QR code to a personal memorial site on an article of clothing...except perhaps a company that makes the tombstones or runs a cemetery that has a QR code pointing to the company's home page.
However, perhaps one of the rabid Apple fanboys/girls would have a QR code pointing to a Steve Job memorial site they created!
I don't see anything wrong with a company handing out t-shirts, jackets, etc. that has a QR code pointing to their home page or a related company site.
Regular QR codes -- not the fancy ones -- already have been printed on T-shirts and displayed on the windows of shops and inside the stores. But if the artistic barcodes and QR codes can work as well as regular designs, they would indeed be neat to display. I'd like to see that occur.
I doubt, however, that QR codes linking to memorial pages will be placed on T-shirts or laptops! But who knows? If they become popular, perhaps they will.
"Interesting idea about a QR code that's artistically rendered to reflect something about the deceased. I like it!"
- Thanks! I can imagine these stylish QR codes perhaps on t-shirts, laptop lids, on the windows of homes in busy neighborhoods (for advertising), to share information with people without making it too glaringly obvious to those "not in the know".
"There are some very artsy designs of barcodes and QR codes, but I don't know if they might interfere with the scanning -- sort of like Apple sacrificing ergonomics for design."
- Good question. I've seen only regular black and white QR codes (so far) in my journeys. I suppose the coloring of the code itself wouldn't matter so long as it is clear enough and contrasts well with the solid background.
I could discuss my lifespan, but your planet isn't ready for this information. (Hint: Klaatu barada nikto.)
QR codes have somewhat of an artsy look to them, rather than the utilitarian look of URLs, so QR is probably nicer to display. There are some very artsy designs of barcodes and QR codes, but I don't know if they might interfere with the scanning -- sort of like Apple sacrificing ergonomics for design.
"Everything will become obsolete eventually (except for me, of course)." -- Alan Reiter, I take it you have signed up as a cryonics patient, or are investing in the latest longevity SENS research being promoted by Aubrey de Grey? :)
Great video. I also feel QR-codes used in this particular context are very positive and a great way to interact with the web-site, without having a pesky URL address on the tomb stone (something many people, including myself consider tacky). QR-Codes on the other hand seem fitting. I hope this picks up worldwide.
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