The death of gamers often leaves questions pertaining to their online lives.
Wired PR News – The prevalence of online gaming activities in the lives of many people today makes settling their affairs in online social networks after their deaths a more relevant factor. As reported by the Associated Press (AP) there are now a number of emerging websites like Deathswitch that facilitate the distribution of emails in the event that users fail to check in with their online social networks at specified intervals.
Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist David Eagleman, who set up Deathswitch.com, is quoted in the report as stating, “I work in the world’s largest medical center, and what you see here every day is people showing up in ambulances who didn’t expect that just five minutes earlier… If you suddenly die or go into a coma, there can be a lot of things that are only in your head in terms of where things are stored, where your passwords are.”
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