Messages From the Beyond

Email a Friend

Ginger Johnson is battling cancer. She’s also preparing her digital legacy.

Ginger has three amazing children, and she wants to stay in their lives, even after she’s gone. That’s why she’s using a service that helps her make messages and then schedules them for delivery in the future. Videos, audio recordings, emails and photos, pegged to specific days and personal milestones.

Moran Zur created this service, Safe Beyond, after his own father died of cancer. He wanted to give people a chance to be remembered as they choose, not through Google search results or in a hospital bed. As vibrant people, full of wisdom. Full of, well, life.

Can Silicon Valley really help us cheat death? And what does it mean for the people we leave behind?

This isn't the first time we've talked about messages from the afterlife, actually. If for some reason you want even more of this, check out our episode on voicemail from 2015.

 

For more Note to Self, subscribe on iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTuneInI Heart RadioOvercastPocket Casts, or anywhere else using our RSS feed

 

Music Playlist

  1. Laid Back Fuzz

    Artist: Podington Bear
  2. Krok

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  3. Memory Wind

    Artist: Podington Bear
  4. Tyrano Theme

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  5. In Paler Skies

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  6. air

    Artist: lost-radio
  7. remember (sandspace rework)

    Artist: lost-radio
  8. Respiration

    Artist: Podington Bear
  9. Cobweb Transit

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  10. Laser Focus

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  11. A Simple Shroud

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  12. Ottol

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  13. Capilla

    Artist: Blue Dot Session
  14. The Dirty

    Artist: Podington Bear
  15. Dark Water

    Artist: Podington Bear