I borrowed the image above from Muse’s Album, Absolution.
The album itself is highly apocalyptic and is fitting to this post…I am playing it as I write.
Often, when finality is put to a persons perspective to Life, their perspective is altered.
These perspectives came into mind after reflecting on an enterprise disaster management course I attended some months ago, and the not so forgotten event of the world almost ending a few days ago.
It occurred to me how often we, professionally we put in place redundancy and exit strategies for organisations, and have none for the most valuable resource,oneself.
One of the online solutions that attempts to rectify this is http://www.legacylocker.com
Legacy Locker is an online portal that allows for a person to have an online legacy system.
The site has a set of procedures to which ones passwords to bank accounts, documents (online and offline) social networks,and other media selected by the legator may be passed to a selected person upon ones timely or untimely demise.
The structure is the option of a one time fee, annual or the free package. The process:
- Choose a plan (one-time fee, annual, or free trial).
- Enter your email address and password.
- Wait for a confirmation email, then click on the supplied link.
- Login to your Legacy Locker using your email and password.
- Create your Security Questions and Verifiers using the Wizard.
- Create your Assets, Beneficiaries, and Legacy Letters.
- You’re all set, come back to the site to make changes any time you’d like.
There are other similar sites out there, but legacy locker has stood the test of time, since I first saw it two years ago. Online assets do have value and this solution protects that.
- Mortality bytes (theage.com.au)
- The last word: profiles live on after death (theage.com.au)
- Journey past the last post (theage.com.au)
- Cyberlife could go on without you (dispatch.com)
- Memolane | Digital Life Capture (rubbishcorp.com)
- Digital Afterlife: How to Safeguard Your Online Accounts After Death (livescience.com)