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Robot Mourners at Chiayi Funeral as Taiwan's Population Shrinks (Original Post) catsudon Sep 2022 OP
OK, this should have been in Weird News. nt eppur_se_muova Sep 2022 #1
This all strikes me as exceptionally odd. dchill Sep 2022 #2
Why? The Tibetians have used flags flapping in the wind to deliver prayers to heaven for FSogol Sep 2022 #3
And that's not odd? dchill Sep 2022 #4
I like it better than obnoxious families praying aloud in restaurants. Much of FSogol Sep 2022 #5
Kick dalton99a Sep 2022 #6

FSogol

(45,712 posts)
3. Why? The Tibetians have used flags flapping in the wind to deliver prayers to heaven for
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:22 AM
Sep 2022

centuries. Same with spinning wheels. In this case, the robots' movement is performing the prayer in lieu of family members.

FSogol

(45,712 posts)
5. I like it better than obnoxious families praying aloud in restaurants. Much of
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:55 AM
Sep 2022

funeral tradition is about making the survivors feel better. If a pair of robots sending prayers to heaven does that, why not?

dalton99a

(82,274 posts)
6. Kick
Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:05 AM
Sep 2022

A man walked by a graveyard and saw a Chinese man leaving food on the grave of his relatives, according to the custom of his family.

"When are your relatives going to come up and eat their food?" the man rudely asked.

"As soon as your relatives come up and smell their flowers," the Chinese man replied.

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