Social Media and Death: How will it change your views on life?

Mashable's Adam Ostrow spoke at TED Global about how social media is changing the way we look at death. Our online lives give us the potential to live on past our physical deaths, by using our blogs as online archives or even through programs and tools that can aggregate and interpret all of our content to generate manifestations of us after we're gone.

The ideas in the talk are interesting, if not somewhat far fetched. But I am not a technology oracle — who knows if these could come to be in the next few decades.

In any case, watching this does make me want to write down all my passwords and maybe update my will to make sure that all of my accounts are available to hubby and the Dude after I'm gone. Have you thought about your online presence? Have you changed your will in any way as a result?

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