Peter Serafinowitz is a senior vice president at Cemetery Associates, a company that provides a digital cemetery service to cemetery owners.
He is also the author of “The Graveyard Book” and “Cemetery Management: The Art of Living In Your Own Cemetery.”
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
You have the opportunity to create a legacy.
You’re able to use your own cemetery as a living memorial to the people who died there.
And you have a lot of the people you know there as a person that you want to memorialize and a connection to them, to their family.
But I also have this opportunity to bring in the dead that have not been with us for many years and really create a memorial, to create that kind of legacy.
We know that when you’re working with the deceased, there’s an opportunity to use the deceased as a source of information.
So how do you get a cemetery to want to use those deceased in that way?
The way that we do that is by using technology.
There are two major technologies that have really changed the landscape for this.
One is social media.
We have the Internet of Things.
And there are people that have a social media account now that’s connected to your computer and the rest of the world.
They can see all your information.
We know that you can get a lot more information about the deceased.
You can find out where their friends and family are, their health status, where they were when they died, where their body was and the like.
And then you can access that information in a way that’s not just available on Facebook.
You also have to have access to the burial records.
And so that’s where you have to use technology to bring people back to the cemetery.
The other major technology that’s really changing the landscape is robotics.
Robots are being used in the funeral homes, the crematories, in the burial grounds to provide people with the knowledge that they need to make a decision about their burial, whether it’s a funeral home, whether they want to make an arrangement with the person or the family that’s buried in their family home.
We really need that.
There are many different technologies that we have now that are changing the way that people do funerals.
So it’s not so much that we need a new technology to be able to bury our loved ones, but that we can also be able for people to make the decisions that are best for them.
How did you come up with the idea for the Cemetery Associates cemetery service?
When we first started looking at a cemetery, we looked at the technology that was available to us and we knew that we wanted to be a leader in the industry.
So we decided to build our own technology platform that was connected to the information that we had and we wanted the people that we were dealing with to have a really good understanding of what was happening at the cemetery, and to be aware of what it was that we could do to help.
Why is the cemetery industry booming?
It’s all about technology.
We need to keep the technology as relevant as possible.
And that means that we want to be as transparent and as effective as possible with the information and we want the technology to provide that.
And we have been doing that.
So the last two years, we’ve really been able to be transparent with the people we’re dealing with.
And the response to that has been very positive.
Is the cemetery cemetery industry as big as you think it is?
I think the industry has really grown in the last year or so.
So I think it’s bigger than we’re comfortable talking about.
But it’s certainly growing.
It’s not as big now as it was a couple of years ago.
I think we have an opportunity here.
There’s so much more we can do.
We can’t just rely on the technology right now.
It has to be on our terms.
We’ve been doing a lot with the technology.
It just has to work for us and it has to provide the right information for us to make those decisions.
What do you think about people using the cemetery services?
People are using the service to look for their relatives or relatives of friends.
There is a tremendous amount of emotion associated with it.
And I think people are just excited to see the service and to connect with those who are doing it.
Do you think people want a cemetery that is open to everyone?
I don’t think that’s going to happen.
The number of people that are going to want a new cemetery is going to be pretty small.
And people will want to have that space open to everybody.
It’s not that we don’t want to provide information to the community.
It is that we think that everyone should have access, that everyone is entitled to that information.
And it’s also that we know that there are some people