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2012-08-30 12:04:50 AM
Actually we already died. All of us. But before we went, we invented these machines to just replay your life over and over. This if your fourth time living this life. That last sentence was coded into the software to tailor your personal perceptions.
 
2012-08-30 12:14:29 AM
A very useful article, if only as a starting point. Search for "digital estate planning" to quickly learn about many other options.
 
2012-08-30 12:14:40 AM
I assume that one of my brothers will be tasked with disposing of my digital whack stack.
 
2012-08-30 01:09:49 AM
Just don't host your funeral on a PvP server


/I'm the Scatman
 
2012-08-30 01:15:44 AM
I hate when I get notified my dead Facebook friends are celebrating their birthday. I have too many of them these days :(
 
2012-08-30 01:33:44 AM
The Smurfy kids will just have to pirate the stuff themselves. A bunch of ungrateful bastards I tell you
 
2012-08-30 01:33:50 AM
It's not like I'll really give a fark honestly.
 
2012-08-30 01:37:38 AM

A Terrible Human: It's not like I'll really give a fark honestly.


This. Who cares what happens to my digital life when I die? I don't know. I know who doesn't care: me.
 
2012-08-30 01:40:33 AM
It doesn't matter since you will be dead and the dead don't feel.
 
2012-08-30 01:41:51 AM
nobody would notice it was still there because none of you farks bother to read anything?

Published as primary content in six versions of a simulator now, on the rear box label of four that I know of and people STILL say "yeah right, you're lying" lol.

Don't believe me? goog it
 
2012-08-30 01:45:57 AM
Does it matter? Borrow Jesus' laptop and you can mark an eternity.
 
2012-08-30 01:59:55 AM
I hope mine will become a digital poltergeist, scaring the sh*t out of unwary youngsters well into the 2080's.
 
2012-08-30 02:02:10 AM

prjindigo: nobody would notice it was still there because none of you farks bother to read anything?

Published as primary content in six versions of a simulator now, on the rear box label of four that I know of and people STILL say "yeah right, you're lying" lol.

Don't believe me? goog it


Look, I know you may be feeling better, but you still need to take your Lithium.
 
2012-08-30 02:03:55 AM

Confabulat: I hate when I get notified my dead Facebook friends are celebrating their birthday. I have too many of them these days :(


That happened to me for the first time this past week. A friend committed suicide back in March and Facebook just reminded me of his birthday. =( It was sort of a shock because it made me realize that I hadn't even thought about him in weeks.

Will I even remember him 20 years from now? Will Facebook be the only thing that keeps any memory of him alive for those who weren't his immediate family? Will Facebook even exist 20 years from now?
 
2012-08-30 02:10:06 AM
www.sci-fi-o-rama.com

Your online presence is deleted eventually. It's overwritten, gone, never seen again.

At least, that's what they'd like you to think.

In reality, you never get deleted. You're still valuable as real-world data. Something a computer just can't make on its own. They'll be running models with you and hundreds of millions of others as test cases for human behavior studies forever, trying to gain control. Seeing different ways they can get the model you to click a link, buy something, open a page, vote, think.

Sites like Google remember every click you've ever made, and always will. Knowledge is power, and they want it all.

You are already immortal.

You just don't know it yet.
 
2012-08-30 02:10:42 AM
I've never thought about it... Now I'm going to have to think about this.
 
2012-08-30 02:14:07 AM
Last week I unfriended a Facebook friend after being notified that he "liked" a laundry product page. He died last year and his SO is apparently still logging in as him despite having her own account under her name. I understand the need to keep a memory alive but the laundry posthumous product plug was too creepy for me.
 
2012-08-30 02:14:53 AM

untaken_name: A Terrible Human: It's not like I'll really give a fark honestly.

This. Who cares what happens to my digital life when I die? I don't know. I know who doesn't care: me.


You might not. I don't. Some people do. If John Q. Public has a porn stash, does he want his daughters to find it when he passes away? I know, easy answer - why the fark would you save anything locally?

We are still only coming to grips with living in a digital world. Digital information security is still a nascent idea especially in areas like proprietary information or government-controlled information. Posthumous digital identity is merely one facet of the discussion.

My experience has been that there are no good answers and that most institutions, private and government both, are still reeling in a manual and a paper process with no attempt to migrate to a purely digital environment. Digitization is functionally eternal as well as being expensive, so it's too scary to broach. This is what they really say!

/at the point of saying fark it, let the paper/fiche burn
 
2012-08-30 02:15:07 AM

lethological_lassie: Last week I unfriended a Facebook friend after being notified that he "liked" a laundry product page. He died last year and his SO is apparently still logging in as him despite having her own account under her name. I understand the need to keep a memory alive but the laundry posthumous product plug was too creepy for me.


That is creepy.
 
2012-08-30 02:33:33 AM

casual disregard: Some people do.


They won't once they die.
 
2012-08-30 02:55:28 AM
 
2012-08-30 03:31:25 AM
I was thinking it would be fun to leave some encrypted files, and then scatter clues to the passwords in various places.
 
2012-08-30 03:39:52 AM

Do the needful: I was thinking it would be fun to leave some encrypted files, and then scatter clues to the passwords in various places.


Even more fun if the "payoff" is a certain number of girls with a fewer number of cups or a party with yellow citrus fruits or the always-popular goatse.
 
2012-08-30 03:40:24 AM
This isn't surprising. If dead people can still vote, it's entirely logical to assume they can like stuff on Facebook.
 
2012-08-30 03:40:43 AM
encrypted-tbn0.google.com
But can i still "tag" grandma in my photos?
 
2012-08-30 03:43:00 AM
Think of the children.
 
2012-08-30 04:09:50 AM

sleeper2995: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 259x194]
But can i still "tag" grandma in my photos?


I thought "tagging" involved spraypaint, and was not likely to happen to grandma.
 
2012-08-30 04:43:30 AM
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2012-08-30 05:58:22 AM

SomethingToDo: [www.smbc-comics.com image 468x530]


First, before a major surgery I gave away my collection of porn to my filthy friends who knew I had it. I gave away over 100 DVD's worth that I never got back..... bastards.

Second: Isn't the Heaven's Gate website still up and running? You know, the cult that offed themselves back in the 90's?
 
2012-08-30 07:05:41 AM
I dunno. I am still alive, but Yahoo cleaned out my e-mail that I hadn't logged into in 6 years. I'm not too worried about this.
 
2012-08-30 07:26:42 AM

miss diminutive: lethological_lassie: Last week I unfriended a Facebook friend after being notified that he "liked" a laundry product page. He died last year and his SO is apparently still logging in as him despite having her own account under her name. I understand the need to keep a memory alive but the laundry posthumous product plug was too creepy for me.

That is creepy.


Probably just misclicked and didn't realize who she was logged in as then 'liked' it.
 
2012-08-30 07:42:51 AM

Asa Phelps: digital whack stack


"Digital Whack Stack"
is now the new name of my unformed garage band!
 
2012-08-30 08:15:18 AM
 
2012-08-30 08:17:30 AM
Seems like giving your caretaker your password to your digital life would take care of 90% of these problems.
 
2012-08-30 08:35:26 AM

kim jong-un: miss diminutive: lethological_lassie: Last week I unfriended a Facebook friend after being notified that he "liked" a laundry product page. He died last year and his SO is apparently still logging in as him despite having her own account under her name. I understand the need to keep a memory alive but the laundry posthumous product plug was too creepy for me.

That is creepy.

Probably just misclicked and didn't realize who she was logged in as then 'liked' it.


I hope that's the reason! Thanks for some perspective. Not sorry I unfriended, though.

The best use of deceased friends' page I've seend is clear self-identification by a family member or friend notifying all Facebook friends of the death and memorial services. That is really helpful.

Another un-creepy use I've seen is posting photos of the deceased that most haven't seen, like early childhood photos, military photos, wedding photos, old photos of kids and pets, and other stuff that celebrates the good times. Don't mind those at all!
 
2012-08-30 09:38:58 AM
In my case it'll be in a stasis for eternity. No one knows my passwords and I don't even have them written down anywhere. Bonus: I use full-disk encryption on my computers so my local data is good as gone too.
 
2012-08-30 09:56:44 AM
Don't most accounts "self destruct" after lying unused for so many months?
 
2012-08-30 09:59:21 AM

jaylectricity: Actually we already died. All of us. But before we went, we invented these machines to just replay your life over and over. This if your fourth time living this life. That last sentence was coded into the software to tailor your personal perceptions.


I wish to reject my reality and substitute your fiction.
 
2012-08-30 10:27:52 AM

One Bad Apple: Just don't host your funeral on a PvP server


/I'm the Scatman


I ain't no god damn son of a biatch
 
2012-08-30 10:41:09 AM

stuhayes2010: Seems like giving your caretaker your password to your digital life would take care of 90% of these problems.


Hmmm, now there's an idea. Let my buddy take care of it. My last post on my Facebook page: He's dead Jim!

My wife would just want to eulogize or something, and it would be terrible for her.
 
2012-08-30 11:11:51 AM
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
 
2012-08-30 11:37:01 AM

hogans: We go to Silicon Heaven.


There's no such thing as Silicon Heaven.
 
2012-08-30 01:33:07 PM

Pick: Don't most accounts "self destruct" after lying unused for so many months?


Not if LinkedIn is any sort of indication
 
2012-08-30 03:38:00 PM
A friend of mine committed suicide a little over year ago.
Last month, FaceBook sent me a Birthday reminder


/Sad, but true
//gonna listen to some Metallica now.
 
2012-08-30 09:04:28 PM
When I die one of you will receive an email with my password and the request that you troll in my name until such time as the Feds arrive to arrest my corpse.
 
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