Death and Passwords

Things have changed a lot in the past fifteen years.
We use voicemail instead of answering machines. Email instead of the Post Office. And keyless entry to get into our cars.
Which means we need passwords for everything. And then we die.

Fifteen years ago, if someone died in their sleep, all alone, they would eventually be discovered.
Perhaps their front door would have to be broken down to get to them, but it was smooth sailing from that point on.
If you needed to check their mail you would walk out to their mailbox and check it.
If you wanted to retrieve their phone messages, just push the big round button on the top of their answering machine.
And their car was literally yours for the taking once you snagged the keys off the wall hook by the garage door.

If someone dies now (and they will. Maybe not today. Or mañana. But they will die. Eventually.), you will need their password, their PIN number, the street they grew up on, their mother’s maiden name, their horse’s favorite color, and an email address where we can send your password reminder.

Until we establish some “Death and Passwords” protocol, I believe that last words, bank balances, Levitra emails, and recent booty calls will be taken with the dead to their grave.
And that’s a shame. I think you would be able to find some real ironic messages on about the third day after their lonely death.
If only we could access them, I’m sure they all sound something like this…

“Haven’t heard from you in a week… What did you do? Die?”

“Email me back, I’m worried about you. You ok? If you need anything let me know.”

“Listen, I need to find out if you want to go to the Citizen Cope show with me. If I don’t hear back, I’ll assume you will be there. I’ll get you tickets now before they sell out. But you better pay me back. Oh, and can I borrow your car next week?”


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