Thanks to all the attendees at the SXSW festival who came out for our core conversation “Who Will Check My Email After I Die.” We had a great time and a great conversation. We think it is a conversation that will be the center of a lot more attention in the years to come.We hope […]
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We’ve put together a guide to help you get your digital life in order in preparation for your death. It walks you through the general process that we recommend. List your assets Define your wishes Choose someone to execute your wishes And provide access and control to that person. Download our digital-death-survival-guide, and get your […]
People often talk sadly about the last thing they said to or did with a loved one before they die. Petty arguments. Missed meetings. These regrets often follow the survivors for the rest of their lives. Technology is now making it easier to send your loved ones messages that they receive after you die. The […]
Lisa, the blogger at clusterfook.com, recently died of ovarian cancer. She blogged about the disease and dying of it. Rest n peace Lisa. Her blog was important to her so she decided that she would hand it over to her friend, Secondhand Carl. She made arrangements. Gave him access to the admin. Now he runs […]
It seems like the issue of digital death has reached mainstream, evidenced by The Onion now commenting on it. http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/facebook_friend_apparently “Boy. That’s a shame. Just goes to show you that you really have to enjoy every SuperPoke like it’s your last.” Thanks to Sharkey for the link.
In this post, Steven Keith, a strategist at Capstrat, has provided me with the next real world need in search of an online equivalent. I recently watched the director’s cut of Bladerunner. His job is to kill the aging androids. I thought a job of the future would be to kill someone’s digital past- for […]
A friend emailed this today. Written by chromepoet. Very soon, we will read about people who toss it all by posting a list of their usernames/passwords, shutting down their computers and walking off the grid, never to be heard of again. It will be the equivalent of a digital suicide. And would make a great […]
So while mad scientists are busy making digital salvation possible, what can us mere mortals do to enable our digital footprint to outlive us? Well, in this lifetime I believe that people are going to start offering services that allow us to bundle up and archive our digital self. If we think of that footprint […]
We are happy to inform you that we have now finalized the day/ time for our Core Conversation Who Will Check My Email After I Die? Tues, March 17 5:00-6:00 PM See you there!
Egyptian kings buried themselves with treasure, food, and even slaves. Chinese emperors made ceramic armies to command after death. What do modern people do? They bury themselves with their mobile phones, Blackberries and iPhones and iPods. In this MSN article, funeral directors talk about how people are requesting to be buried with their digital devices. […]