The thing about the web is you can build to your heart’s content. Ever really thought about what you’d like to build?
Ancient peoples built stone artifacts that remain to this day – Stonehenge, Acropolis, the Pyramids. When better building techniques emerged in and after the renaissance people built wondrous and unique monuments like the Sistine Chapel, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and so many more. We’ve never stopped building more and more marvelous structures in the physical world.
It is possible to build things online which are different. We can build something which will likely never be observed the same way twice regardless of how often it is viewed.
It is easy to build something that generates new content every time someone views it. We should build more things online that generate new content each time they are viewed, where that new content depends upon who the viewer is.
And it certainly is possible to build elaborate shrines, like grand digital mausoleums. As the next generation of folks start dying, there will be more and more people with large collections of content about them. Photos, audio and video recordings, blog posts, even websites.
Surely the need will arise for digital memorials. Provide a website with a domain that will continue to be renewed for a specified period of time. Populate this website with aggregated content about this person, in a tasteful way, and voila!
Online, persistent tributes to loved ones – this should be a growing business opportunity.