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3D Screens Arena - Experience one last time

Create a 3D screens room, with a lying chair in the middle, where the dying come to watch, feel, listen, and experience one last time.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

This idea is designed for people passing away that: - Don't have the time or energy to go an experience the real world one last time - People that want to have a final peaceful look at their past - People that would like to visit one last time their favorite places in the world - People that want to listen to all their favorite songs, or assist to a concert - People wanting to hear their relatives expressing their feelings

The idea is: to create a 3D screens room, with a comfortable lying chair in the middle, where dying people can come to watch, feel, listen, experience one last time their favorite things in the world. Several options would be available.


1. Revisiting his/her favorite place in the world -  they sit in the chair in the middle of the 3D room, and cameras bring them on a tour there.

2. Assisting to a virtual concert of loved artists through the same concept.  

3.  Team of expert create a video montage with elements of the person past (photos, movies, favorite songs). They sit in the middle of the room and have a peaceful look into their past. 

4. The team can also produce a video montage that includes interviews of the relatives and friends. They could watch the people they love talking about them, telling stories or just expressing their feelings. (It would be a bit like assisting to the speeches of your funeral when your still alive).  

Idea for Feasibility and Facilities:

- For the idea no.1 to be realizable, we could create a community of travelers, giving them 3D cameras, and they would film all the places they are visiting. Then, we match it with dying people wish and needs.

The client could also have a live experience with the traveller who is actually in the country/place. They could communicate in live, exchange and connect. 

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I could just test the idea by showing people normal videos of places they like, with their favorite songs, and see how it trickles emotions. I would also be interesting to make video montage of interviews of people relatives to see how they react in seing others talking about them.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

- Research on how to make the idea feasible also in terms on cost and resources. - Collaborate to explore more experience the dying could have throughout a 3D arena. - Identify new opportunities and clarify the limitations of such idea. - Analyse the market (interview people we know) to understand if this would be a pleasant idea for the dying.

Tell us about your work experience:

I am a student, I did a bachelor in PR and Communication and a Bachelor in Communication Arts in Lyon and New York. I am currently studying Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney. I did several internships in communication agency, and volunteer work in Mauritius.

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Photo of Nigel Panagopka

I think this is a great idea, from a technology point of view.

You can achieve this with Virtual Reality headsets which Samsung are already selling and 360 degree personal cameras which a  varierty of sellers including Samsung have release earlier this year.

By putting on a VR headset that person would be immersed in a 360 view of their favoruite locations they choose

Photo of Hongbo Guo

Hi Marine,
I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea. I really appreciate that it leverages 3D technology to visualize memories. I have two rough thoughts though. Firstly, according to your description, most displays are towards a positive direction, such as families and friends' considerations, achievements and enjoyable performance from their favorite artists. However, life is not just about candies and rainbows. Should sorrow and failure in life be included in this as well? Secondly, I also have some concerns regarding cost, however, with the development of technology, 3D technology is probably not the most advanced one. For example, could a more portable device be designed so that the person doesn't have to move to a cinema-like place? Or could it be repeatedly displayed? These are just some of my immature opinions.   

Photo of Marine Dalais

Hi Hongbo, 

I definitely get your points on positive and negative outcomes of life. The idea was to help the dying having a good experience of their last moments on Earth. 

In the inspiration phase though, I though of creating a space where the dying could write down their thoughts of life, in answering to a question: "If you pick up the phone, and it is you 20/40 years ago, what would you tell yourself? - The idea was in keeping legacy for the living, and advices on maybe how we could redirect our lives differently. 

The point you raised about cost is a concern for me as well, but I like to think that such technologies will be less expensive in the coming years. 

Photo of Thouraya Sayess

Love it, let's make it happen!

Photo of An Old Friend

Yes..this a very good idea...can be implemented too...


What a beautiful way to end your days :)
Amazing idea and great concept. 

Photo of Marine Scott

Very good idea that I'm sure will please many people. However I wonder about the cost of it all. 3D Cinema tickets can be expensive, now we are talking about one room with a 3D screen for only one person with a movie that will be tailored for that person. I'm not sure it will be cost effective. Other than that, for those who can afford it, I sure think it will bring them some comfort in the difficult times they are experiencing; and in the end I think it's all that matters! Great suggestion.

Photo of Marine Dalais

Thank you for your comment Marine ! 

It was indeed one of my main concern when imagining the concept. The budget will definitely be high at the beginning, but I tend to think that in the coming years, 3D technology will be easily commercialized. We do actually already observe such progress with 3D TV screen being very accessible. 

We also need to take into consideration that such experience is not something people will do daily. It is a 'one shot' experience that might be given as a common gift from relatives to please the dying person :)

Photo of Adrien Rey

Can't wait to see that ! :)