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Famous Last E-Words
Grey GhostDefinitely better than LanceRegistered Userregular
This is an uncertain world. Nobody knows for sure what path their life will take, nor can we see in advance the people and places we will encounter that will shape our existence. There is only one thing we know for sure.
One day, we will die.
But who knows when, or how? Death can come for us at any time, and in any place. How would we let our friends and loved ones know it had happened? What if we had important files or information to pass on? A dark secret to reveal? A confession of undying love?
Well, that's where SlightlyMorbid and Death Switch come in. For a modest fee, you can set up e-mails to be sent to a number of individuals of your choosing in the event of your untimely demise, with personal messages as necessary. SlightlyMorbid requires that you choose a trusted third party who will log on after you die and trigger the messages, while Death Switch sends you e-mail prompts at intervals of your choice - stop responding to prompts, and it assumes you've passed away, and sends the messages.
So, maybe there are some ethical issues with charging people for a service that will only be rendered after they're dead. And maybe getting an e-mail from beyond the grave is not quite the way you want your significant others to remember you. And maybe it's just a silly idea that nobody actually uses.
But isn't it kinda cool?
So how about you, SE++? What do you say in death that you could never say in life?