From medicine to the military, lasers have infiltrated almost every part of our existence, including death.
Since 1994, the monument industry has experimented with lasers and they've gotten extremely skilled in what they can do with a slab of black granite and a beam of light.
Life-like portraits, extensive quotes and striking images are all possible now that lasers have made their way into the graveyard. And these creative designs can be etched easily in a few hours, not painstakingly by hand for days.
It's a game-changer for monument companies that are struggling against a rising number of cremations. Yes, it all sounds so macabre, but, hey, that's part of life (and death) in this crazy world of ours. [The Atlantic]