Virtual reality used to honour the dead
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Honouring ancestors is an integral part of Chinese culture, but this can prove to be very expensive with cemetery space in Hong Kong costing up to USD 130,000. To help overcome this financial burden, a startup business called iVeneration has connected the future with the past via virtual reality. The company, headed by founder Anthony Yau, offers the bereaved the opportunity to create virtual headstones while placing them within an augmented version of Hong Kong’s landscape. The created landscape features moving scenery, such as trees swaying in the wind to make the experience even more life-like. A photo of the deceased is…
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