Have you ever wondered what would happen if you died and nobody knew about it? Of course, your immediate family would find out one way or another. But what if your friends and co-workers had no idea? Would the funeral home be nearly empty on the day of your funeral? Would your friends start hating you because you simple stopped contacting them?
One blogger thought about this intently one day. He came up with the perfect solution: Notifying the contact list on your phone by text message in case of death.
Cell phones do pretty much everything you need them to do these days. Why not make an added feature that can tell when you’re dead? Once your pulse stops, it would send a customized text message to your friends to tell them you are no longer “of this world.” Or better yet, it could send a prerecorded voice message to them that you created before passing away.
The blogger had other things on his mind, too. What would happen to social websites and other online accounts once you die? Could you have a master list of account passwords that one trusted friend could have so they could shut down your accounts? Or would that be one unique way of becoming immortalized by having an Internet presence for eternity? Who would make the funeral arrangements and decide on such things like the casket, burial and funeral cars?
I’ve thought about these things before. But now that I’m married, my wife knows all of my wishes. I even have everything written down in my “Death Notebook” so know exactly want to do. If you don’t have one already, I suggest you start one today. It’s never too early to start planning for your own death.
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