Holographic messages from loved ones who have died are no longer the “what if” stuff of Star Wars. Artistry In Motion Holographics (AIM) recently introduced a new service to the funeral industry: life-sized 3D moving images of pre-recorded messages from the yet-to-be deceased.
In this video below, AIM CEO Carl Minado looks like Col. Sanders, but it was October 31 at the 2017 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) convention, so he dressed to play the part. He jokingly referred to himself as a 3D version of the original. But he was serious about the potential impact their technology could make in funeral service.
“Someone could plan ahead while they’re in their 60s or 70s, and create a beautiful lasting legacy of themselves that would be shown at their celebration when they have passed,” Minardo explained. “It would enable you to do your legacy your way, and not burden family members or a clergy person who doesn’t know you.”
AIM Holographics employs a patented system of visual creation that results in a life-sized full color 3D moving image or animation. They’ve used the technology in varied sectors such as business, medical, and not-for-profit. This was their first introduction to the funeral industry.
The AIM technology allows parents or grandparents to record messages that live on and provide timeless inspiration to the generations to come.
Mindardo said, “You wouldn’t want it to be, ‘If you see me now, I’m dead,’ but more like, ‘Hi, I’m so glad you’re all here. I want to talk to you about what really made me happy in my life, and how important all of you were being a part of that.’ It’s up-lifting. You can leave everybody with a sense of, ‘Wow, wasn’t that great?’ I know I’d want to do that.”
How about you? Learn more at their website, www.AIMHolographics.com.