Watch the keynote here: http://www.servicesphere.com/blog/2014/2/13/facebook-of-the-dead-the-keynote-video.html?SSScrollPosition=0
We are immortal! Each day we see our friends and family organically cease to function, whereas their digital footprint remains very active. As the first fully digitized species starts to retire or expire from corporate culture, how will we deal with their legacy data.
The Egyptian "Book of the Dead" circa 1550 BCE, chronicled the magic spells and rituals assisting the passage of the dead to another plane. Preservation, afterlife, and judgement are translated into an information rich culture of storage/security, access and algorithms.
In this age of information and ephemeral data, how do we protect, celebrate, and respect this transition?