We’re living through a time when we’re forced to face something our culture prefers to ignore: our own mortality.
We’re discovering, to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, that although we do not stop for death, it kindly stops for us.
As we see the daily death toll rising, we know we need to prepare for worst case scenarios.
Social isolation is making us increasingly dependent on the Internet and social media, so we need to keep technology in mind as we make those preparations.
Ever wonder what happens to your Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. accounts when you die?
The answer is: nothing. Tech is immortal. And that’s not a good thing.
Without passwords and usernames to log in, your heirs won’t be able to take them down and those pages may exist in cyberspace forever.
If you have a free blog, it’s going to be hanging there too, collecting cyberdust and spam.