Other concerns include how far the practice can go. Who should be allowed to put a code on a gravesite? Is it limited to families, or can people add the codes to the graves of noteworthy historical figures?
Rathje said the cemetery board may discuss whether to allow QR codes on gravesites and what regulations might be appropriate for their use. So, while the codes have not arrived in Ottumwa just yet, it seems like they may at some point in the future.
Fuller sees potential, if the codes are used respectfully.
“I think it’s going to be really interesting. You try to tell the story with the stone,” he said. “You could have much more information.”