There has always been money to be made selling the afterlife, and the digital afterlife will be no different. In the near future a host of businesses will spring to life to help us deal with virtual bliss. But what will they offer? The digital mausoleum. A place where people can go online to see [...]
Man has been struggling with death since the beginning of consciousness, and while we aren’t any closer to answering the big question, we are getting closer to a solution. There will come a time when super computers (or the average wrist watch) will be able to trace and store the patterns of thought. While some [...]
You probably remember my previous posts about Dead Man’s Switch and the e-mails I’ve received from the service. Here’s a follow-up to the last e-mail. It seems that I didn’t successfully confirm my continued existence, so here’s my next notification: Subject: Dead Man’s Switch is worried about you Message: Hey there, where have you been? [...]
A while back I posted about www.deadmansswitch.net. Here’s the first e-mail they sent me to confirm that I’m still alive. I like how it’s doesn’t assume that I’m alive, but I was hoping that it would be something more formal. In either case it’s still kind of disturbing. Hello you, this is your plain old [...]
Evan and I (John) got the word today that we are invited to facilitate a “Core Conversation” at the SXSW Interactive Festival. The event is titled “Who Will Check My Email After I Die.” We are thrilled to be heading down there and look forward to a great event.
- So what *does* happen to your digital assets after you die? December 21, 2010
- What happens to your Facebook account when you die? February 7, 2012
- What do you want to happen to your Facebook profile after you die? January 14, 2010
- Stages of the Digital Afterlife August 24, 2009
- Life experiences December 17, 2010
- Google Announces Inactive Account Manager April 11, 2013
- PBS NewsHour: Law Lags in Defining Posthumous Protocol for Online Accounts March 13, 2013
- Virginia Passes Digital Assets Law February 19, 2013
- Two Minute Overview: How to Prepare Your Digital Afterlife February 16, 2013
- Recollect: Archive Your Online Life November 11, 2012
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