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Trend Shows That Many People Under 40 Want to Be Buried With Cell Phones and Other Personal Electronic Devices

Would You Want to Be Buried With Your Cell Phone?

In a technology trend that's even more disturbing than my little sister texting at the dinner table, it seems that the hot thing in funerals is to be buried with your cell phone.

I know that I have stated rather emphatically how much I love my cell phone (and maybe "swooned over" is truer than "stated"), but taking that vow to the grave — literally — is pretty major.

The article goes on to mention that this is not limited to phones — some people have been buried with iPod earbuds in, music playing — which I find kind of touching. There's also the factor that modern devices have much of what we treasure on them, like photos of our loved ones, which seems comforting.

But I just can't get the idea of a ringtone emanating from a coffin. . . and a call that will always go to voicemail. And what about the environmental impact of all of these gadgets going to the grave? What do you make of this phenomenon?


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