Digital legacy is changing finality of death, says internet expert to Edinburgh International Science Festival

Digital legacy is changing finality of death, says internet expert to Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Social media has changed the experiennce of death, and means we have to make 'Digital Wills' , an internet expert will tell a festival audience in Scotland.

The current generation of internet users, who record and comment on their lives on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social media platforms, have to record their many passwords and sign-up details for their loved ones in case of their death, Dr Aleks Krotoski will tell audiences at the Edinburgh International Science Festival next month.

And Dr Krotoski said that ability to schedule Tweets and other online updates, as well as store data such as sound and voice files that can be accessed after death, means that there can now be an element of 'agency', even after you die.

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