#03. What if I Don't Want to Live Forever?

family gathered around the digital replicant of ancestor; image generated with AI

Most people today view death as a feature of life and not as a bug. “Life is short,” “you only live once,” and other maxims tell us that what’s important is not so much the quantity of years but the quality of a life well lived.

For all the good these maxims may otherwise do, they seem to fall short when thinking about the death of a loved one.

Imagine your grandparent, parent, or a close friend who passed away. Even if you count them lucky to have lived “a good, full life,” how precious would it be to have that person back for one more day, or even just a conversation?

Your loved ones feel the same about you.

Rather than casting those loved ones aside, you can comfort, delight, and inspire them by effectively planning for your digital afterlife.

Effective planning for your digital afterlife can help you:

  • Own your legacy
  • Gain stronger control over your estate plan
  • Enable deep and meaningful engagements with your loved ones

The overarching takeaway is that you don’t have to live forever biologically to be there forever for your loved ones.


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