Where do you see your digital self in 100 years? With significant improvements in artifical intelligence and personality predictors combined with the amount of personal data we now share online, this question is no longer just for sci-fi movies.
According to current scientific myth, all your struggles and tears are ultimately in vain. After you die and the human race is long gone, it'll be as if nothing in your life ever existed. Not so, says biocentrism.
Barbara Rainwater was excited to hear her old college sorority was holding a reunion and, naturally, wanted to track down her best friend from 40 years ago to see if they could go together. Theyd been pledge sisters and appeared in each others weddings, initially staying close after college.
Our lives are inundated with more data than ever. But when we die, our passwords and online accounts may live on. According to tech experts at this year's SXSW conference, no one yet knows just how to handle a person's digital legacy.
How much time do you spend on the Internet? Chances are that you make some of your most important decisions online – or at least in front of a computer – and that your “digital life” should be reflected in your estate plan. It’s likely that you bank, invest, or shop [...]
People who die in Hollywood movies often find themselves floating around on a cloud as angels. Now a startup in Huntsville, Alabama, will let you go to a different kind of cloud after you die: the computing kind.
Drafting a will is not a normal activity for a college student on a free afternoon. It seems even more preposterous that he or she would be writing instructions for handling non−material belongings, such as activities in cyberspace. Although the destiny of someone's online identity after death might seem depressing or trivial, the proliferation of online media has spawned discussion about what to do when the inevitable occurs.
Death in America is a $15 billion a year industry. That includes funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries, but excludes related costs such as headstones and crypts. It is expensive to die in the United States. The average cost of a funeral is $7,323, according to The National Funeral Directors Association. The addition of flowers and [...]
New Zealanders making a will are being advised to consider what will happen to information stored about them on the internet. The chair of the New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law Section, Chris Moore, says people are storing ever-larger amounts of information ...