By & By is a unique storytelling device that draws from content provided by one user to be used by others after they have passed away. This experience consists of a family of products and a service that work hand in hand to deliver the wisdom and life experiences of those who pass away to those who live on, in a comforting and useful way. It draws from many streams of quantitative data and synthesizes it into useable qualitative moments for future generations to use and reference.
The product consists of a two forms, one called a Bi and the other a Cong together they work to provide and experience to the user to pay physical visit to their loved one. Using NFC technology the Bi is a disk that has reference information about an ancestor, each one is unique to the ancestors personality. The Cong, a Wifi enabled base that has audio capabilities for the ancestors voice to be heard, uses this Bi to present the wisdom of elders to the loved ones searching for it. Pertinent information is drawn by the physical Bi/Cong system from a rich database of intangible information; This brings in the serivce side of By & By. Individuals who have chosen to use this service allow By & By access to many streams of information about their lives for the living to cherish and use in times of need, and for the dead to pass on love and legacy. The “lost loved one” would be able to provide this counsel through the information they chose to upload while living: Social media opinions, voice recordings, emails, health-care records, wearable technology data, blog entries, etc. The system can be as involved and detailed as each user wishes, not every story must be told.
All inclusive, the By & By Experience, allows for as many willing people and organizations want to contribute. It touches on all aspects of Death care and, in turn, has influence on how we handle caring for the living. It is a system for humanity’s growth through learning from it’s roots.