Idea by Duane Bristow - February 20, 2013
Curator of Digital Afterlife
In the past when a person died his most precious possessions such as pictures,
letters, writings, diaries, videos, recordings, life stories, etc. were
divided up among his surviving family members and thus passed to future
generations. In today's world many of these items will exist only in digital
form and may very well be destroyed on the death of the person.
This means that such memorabilia, not having a physical form, can be more
fragile if no provisions are made for their preservation. However, it also
means that, if a curator of such data files is procured, they can be copied
for everyone interested and made available on the web for future generations
It is essential that such a curator be an institution likely to survive for
the future with the ability, not only to store this information and make it
available, but to convert its format to be compatible with whatever future
Curators of Legacies
A perpetual institution with the purpose of being the curators of the legacies
in digital form of those deceased and making these available to interested
parties such as descendants and historians both on the internet and by
providing digital copies and to convert its format to be compatible with
whatever future technologies develop.
To create this institution we need:
- a patent of the idea if possible
- a business plan
- a promotional arm
For examples of this type of thing see:
Probably financing would be by a one time payment by those desiring to
preserve a legacy and the preservation would be in the form of an extended
life book linked to a social and genealogical database such as SFHR. All
digital items would be listed and sorted by the following information:
- name of subject of legacy & ID number - Bristow, Roy Duane - Bris0000001
- Date created - 02-20-2013
- created by name - Duane Bristow
- created by type as in by subject, about subject, other - Subject
- category from list of standard categories such as:
photo, drawing, video, audio, letter, will, writing, diary - photo
- title for purposes of alphabetical sorting - Eva Bristow
- description: - A picture of Duane's wife, Eva, gardening
Last revised February 2013.
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