Digitally Deceased

Technology targeted toward preservation of life speaks to the ultimate desire

Implications - Up until recently, technology has been used for arguably frivolous purposes; however, more examples can be seen of life-preserving technology, speaking to the ultimate consumer desire: survival. As consumers become more invested in individuality however, a skew away from simple life preservation and more preservation of a perceived identity can be seen.
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Social Media-Themed Caskets - This Smart Coffin Uses Social Media to Change the Nature of Funerals
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Warm 924 Clicks Pub: Nov 2, 15
Social Media-Themed Caskets
This Smart Coffin Uses Social Media to Change the Nature of Funerals
The UK-based company ‘Perfect Choice Funerals’ recently produced a smart coffin that is integrated with social media. While funerals are always a sad occasion, this company believes that... [More]
Digital Afterlife Installations - The LIFELOGGING Exhibit Explores Online Presence After Death
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Warm 2,772 Clicks Pub: May 6, 15
Digital Afterlife Installations
The LIFELOGGING Exhibit Explores Online Presence After Death
Living on after death is much easier these days thanks to the slew of online profiles pulsating on the Internet; yet the LIFELOGGING exhibit addresses this concept of a digital life (or even death)... [More]
Posthumous Tweeting Apps - The LivesOn App Will Tweet for You After You Kick the Bucket
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Mild 808 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 13
Posthumous Tweeting Apps
The LivesOn App Will Tweet for You After You Kick the Bucket
No true Twitter addict lets something minor like being dead get in between them and their Twitter feed; this is where the LivesOn app can help. The LivesOn app from developer Lean Mean Fighting... [More]
Virtual Memorial Apps - RipCemetery is a Social Platform for Dealing with Death & Managing Memories
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Average 1,784 Clicks Pub: May 6, 15
Virtual Memorial Apps
RipCemetery is a Social Platform for Dealing with Death & Managing Memories
In an age where so much of our lives are put on display through social media, RipCemetery is an app for dealing with loss in private, so that users can take time to remember the deceased that doesn&#... [More]
Post-Death Estate Apps - The Estate Assist App Releases Your Online Accounts to a Trusted Party
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Mild 319 Clicks Pub: May 6, 15
Post-Death Estate Apps
The Estate Assist App Releases Your Online Accounts to a Trusted Party
Estate Assist is a smartphone app that makes it easy for people to plan how their estate is to be divvied up upon their passing. Available on all kinds of smartphones, the app allows for easy... [More]
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