How Technology Is Streamlining Death
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Technology has changed the way we grieve, but it’s also starting to make a difference to the way we deal with death’s logistics, too.
The New York Times reports that startups—often run by millennials, it drily notes—are increasingly creating digital tools that help people plan for their demise.
- Willing allows people to plan how their estate should be divided up when they breathe their last;
- Parting is a price comparison service for funeral homes; and
- Cake (they don’t all end with “ing”) allows people to record preferences for how their online identities are dealt with when they can no longer log in.
Though for those determined not to admit defeat, cryogenics is still an option:
KrioRus, the only company outside of the U.S. prepared to put your head on ice after you die, will do so for a modest $12,000. It still doesn’t know what to do further down the line, though.
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