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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:00 AM

Robot Mourners at Chiayi Funeral as Taiwan's Population Shrinks



even robots are taking jobs away from paid mourners....

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Reply Robot Mourners at Chiayi Funeral as Taiwan's Population Shrinks (Original post)
catsudon Sep 2022 OP
eppur_se_muova Sep 2022 #1
dchill Sep 2022 #2
FSogol Sep 2022 #3
dchill Sep 2022 #4
FSogol Sep 2022 #5
dalton99a Sep 2022 #6

Response to catsudon (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:08 AM

1. OK, this should have been in Weird News. nt

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:08 AM

2. This all strikes me as exceptionally odd.

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Response to dchill (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:22 AM

3. Why? The Tibetians have used flags flapping in the wind to deliver prayers to heaven for

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

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:52 AM

4. And that's not odd?

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:55 AM

5. I like it better than obnoxious families praying aloud in restaurants. Much of

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

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:05 AM

6. Kick

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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