Pilgrimage Proxy

Fascinating:

It’s an Uber-like model,” said Mr. Alhaddad. “Traditionally, if you couldn’t travel to Mecca, you would ask around your own contacts until you have someone who could go for you. We’re putting technology behind that and letting people actually see their pilgrimage being performed.

Virtual hajj technology could still have a place, Mr. Wilson said. It could provide a spiritual boost to Muslims who want to feel closer to God, and offer non-Muslims a look inside a place they aren’t allowed to enter physically, he said.

via WSJ

Technology is changing the way that we relate to the eternal and how we go about exercising that relationship — this topic will never get old.