Robot Cemetery

Es gibt Roboter-betriebene Friedhöfe in Japan mit Online-Datenbanken der Toten für virtuelle Grabbesuche:

A six-story crypt near Tokyo's busy Shinjuku Station is slated to open next year with space for 7,000 remains, according to The Japan Times. The high-capacity usage will be profitable for owners of the land, while users who work or live in the metropolis will find it conveniently close.

It won't be the first of its kind. In similar facilities, people swipe electronic cards, prompting robot arms in the vault to retrieve urns and place them in mourning rooms for prayers. Photos of the deceased are displayed on screens. Meanwhile, if you're too busy to actually visit the family grave or a robot-proffered urn to pay your respects, you can do it online.

Japanese turning to robotic crypts, virtual grave visits (via Creepy Robots)