I love it when someone tells me after I've given a funeral service that includes a eulogy that they enjoyed it and now wish they had known him or her better. There is always a lot more to a person than what is on the surface. A good eulogy will bring some of that depth to one's life.
But I've just come across an amazing twist on the eulogy. I don't know that it will be overwhelmingly successful or that it will be something that people will use but there is a man, in Florida, who has just started a company that does holographic eulogies! That's right - holographic. The person who has died literally gives his or her own eulogy.
It would take some pre-planning, of course, but wholly possible, apparently. I'm trying to visualize it (and trying to do so soberly). The music softens, the lights dim and, stepping to the center of the room, right in front of the open casket, is the man in the casket. I can imagine young grandchildren screaming, thinking they are seeing a ghost, people sobbing uncontrollably as they have already begun to traverse the stages of death and now take a step back to their initial denial stage. The clergy person has absolutely nothing personal to say about the deceased because the deceased is saying it himself...
I imagine holograms will eventually be mainstream and everywhere. I wouldn't want to doubt technology. But beginning with the eulogy - eulogizing oneself... I'm not sure we're ready for that yet.
Check it out: Holographic Eulogy