What happens to your digital life after you die? | BJ Miller

August 30th, 2019


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Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge How to deal with death in the digital age and save your loved ones from headache - Death brings new challenges as we must consider the likelihood that our digital presence will outlive us. Whether it's through social media or an online bank account, the majority of people lead a digital life that they'll leave behind. - BJ Miller, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, suggests preparing to close out your digital life with steps like itemizing digital accounts and passwords. - Miller also recommends including a spouse on any credit card accounts. These precautions will save loved ones major time and headache after you're gone. BJ Miller, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he practices and teaches palliative medicine. He has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine, and interviewed on Super Soul Sunday, The Tim Ferriss Show, and On Being with Krista Tippett, and has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival and around the world. He is the author of "A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death" (https://amzn.to/2zIHVyZ) If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: https://www.executiveinterviews.biz/r... Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink