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Consider a Digital Legacy, Elder Law Attorney, Woodstock, GA


Digital technology lets people leave memories behind that can last far longer than ever before. It is something to consider, if you want future generations of your family to know who you were.

Most people who have walked the face of the Earth have been forgotten. Unless a person was somehow important to historical events that we think of as important, they have been forgotten.

Julius Caesar is remembered, but the names of the individual soldiers who made up his legions are not remembered. We might know the name of a soldier or two from an account of a battle, but even then the other details of the solders’ individual lives are not remembered.

At best, for most people, their names might be remembered and passed down in a family history. Other than a few details, however, little else is known.

For people living today, things can be different as CNN discusses in “Leaving behind a digital legacy for loved ones.”

Digital technology allows everyone to leave a personal record behind of their own lives.

They can preserve written accounts of what they did and why. Their lives may last far longer than scraps of old paper.

How can people today do this?

They can record videos of themselves and give a firsthand account of their lives and what they think about things.

This can be good for their families for two reasons. First, it lets those who knew the deceased person have something to replay to remember them. Second, future generations can look at it and know how their ancestors lived.

When you are planning for your estate, you might also consider leaving a digital legacy. Your estate plan is important, but leaving a digital account of your life will last even longer.

Reference: CNN (July 13, 2017) “Leaving behind a digital legacy for loved ones.”

 

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