Liz Gannes

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I-Postmortem Wants to Make Us All Virtually Immortal

All of us who use the Internet are going to die at some point, and it’s not yet established what we’ll do with our online presences and whether we’ll leave digital legacies. A new entrant to the online cemetery space launching at the DEMO conference today is I-Postmortem, which offers sites for not-dead-yet people to create a sort of time capsule of their last wishes and documents stored at a Swiss data warehouse (costing a hefty $120 per year!). What seems problematic about this approach is that start-ups often die much sooner than people.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus