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Death in the digital age

Now, in computerised societies, we can leave behind huge amounts of digital possessions after death. These ‘digital remains’ can add up to extensive, detailed pictures of who we are.

In text, images and video, we can leave digital diaries of our activities and attitudes; our shopping habits and appointments; our transactions and flirtations; who we spoke to, what we said and where we were when we said it.

Across our various devices, we are creating digital reflections of ourselves, often spanning entire lifetimes.

Death in the digital age - video