You might think 60 seconds are insignificant. Most of the time we do not even notice 60 seconds – however look what happens on the Internet – every 60 seconds..
World is becoming connected and digital. This transformation raises many interesting questions such as – who owns this data? Who should be in control? Who should control or own this data after creator is passed away?
We believe, user should be in control of this data and should be able to specify what happens to this data after he or she is passed away and that’s why we created http://www.PlannedDeparture.com – so that user can remain in control and specify what should happen to this data.
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Technology has impacted our lives in more ways than we can imagine. On a daily basis, we still perform same activities that we have been doing for ages – but technology has changed the way we perform those activities.
Today I stumbled on one such service – https://square.com/cash Square allow users to transfer money through emails. Users can send a simple email and pay money to debit card of another user. Simple and easy – send an email and money will change hands, for a small fees. Exchanging money with the actual currency notes will become a thing of past – pretty soon.
Services like this increases convenience and will certainly become mainstream. Millions of people are becoming online and using various services online every day. Internet is penetrating and it is becoming increasingly common to put our trust on the web.
So how does it affect us – user of services like square?
It certainly improves value of our account or digital identity. Digital identity is no longer limited to just chito-chat and funny pictures of cat. It has real monetary value. Like any other valuable assets, digital identity needs protection – during and after the user is passed away.
It is possible (and lucrative) for someone to steal online identity of deceased accounts and abuse these accounts in anyway they wish. With continuously increasing digitization and value of digital life, risk of becoming a victim becomes higher every day.
We created Planned Departure to safeguard users digital identities after user passes away. It is painful to become victim of digital crimes in the digital age. It is painful to think how people we’ll all leave behind one day will deal with frauds / threats etc on the accounts they do not even own / can access. Would it not be a nice idea to protect them from this and similar problems?
Planned Departure makes management for digital afterlife a bite easier. Planned Departure gives control of digital afterlife to the user – where it should belong anyways.
Digital Death will become important day by day – it would be difficult to ignore it. Thank you http://www.deccanchronicle.com/ for publishing our story and spreading awareness about it.