You're going to die. What will happen to your online life? | Jed R. Brubaker | TEDxMileHigh

  • Опубликовано: 6 сен 2018
  • These days, social media pervades every aspect of our lives. Our Facebook messages, tweets, Instagram posts are more than just data - they’re our identities, our life stories. So what happens to our online lives when we die? Unfortunately, many tech companies don’t have a solution. Scholar & researcher Jed R. Brubaker does.
    An Assistant Professor and founding member of the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Jed R. Brubaker is best known for his research on digital afterlives, interactions with post-mortem data, and how to improve the management of accounts and personal data after we die. He was the lead researcher on Facebook’s post-mortem solution, Legacy Contact. In the physical world, Jed’s life is full of adventure -- he has camped at National Parks with his cat and spent weekends with elephants in Sri Lanka. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 182

  • Mad Dawg
    Mad Dawg Месяц назад

    this is the most irrelevant ted talk yet

  • YorkshireD
    YorkshireD 5 месяцев назад

    Easy. Just don't use social media. Lived without it before and will live without it now.

  • Mrs TinTin
    Mrs TinTin 5 месяцев назад

    This is the most American tedx talk I have ever watched.
    My family and close friends don't care about my social media now or when I'm dead, and I want that stuff deleated.

  • Edward W. Hood
    Edward W. Hood 5 месяцев назад

    Facebook is the last company on Earth that should be in control of managing online identities. Google is a close 2nd.

  • Edward W. Hood
    Edward W. Hood 5 месяцев назад

    Mass Address is the solution.

  • Theolin Naidoo
    Theolin Naidoo 5 месяцев назад

    It’s like getting your own Wikipedia page

  • Jacob Beishline
    Jacob Beishline 5 месяцев назад

    He forgets that there is a lot of tech things we do that ashame us. When we die, our families see that as they make those galleries and memorialize our texts

  • istiklalcaddesi
    istiklalcaddesi 5 месяцев назад

    Lets hope our accounts get stolen before we die so they can live in harmony 😁

  • Think Share
    Think Share 5 месяцев назад

    This is great! I'm updating my legacy contact right now! I've thought of creating a video to keep private until I die and have my wife publish on youtube when I die as my final message.

  • Shubham Benani
    Shubham Benani 5 месяцев назад

    I'll gonna make a code like Jim moriyartiy from sherlock holmes! "Did you miss me?" gonna give little heart attack!

  • PaiN ExoTiC
    PaiN ExoTiC 5 месяцев назад

    I don't have an online life. Yes, I have a youtube and post on youtube but there is no way to connect it back to my real identity. I recognize the importance of anonymity.

  • Debra Smith
    Debra Smith 5 месяцев назад

    This should be motivation for us to ensure that we are doing good things for humanity.
    Your great grandchildren will read your postings and know what kind of person you are right now.

  • alt an
    alt an 5 месяцев назад

    idk but he's so much similar to Vsauce

  • Pothan Chandran
    Pothan Chandran 5 месяцев назад

    It is scarry to think that I will not know that myself and my loved ones ever lived. What's therefor to hide while we live!!

  • zebble ganubi
    zebble ganubi 5 месяцев назад

    why was this recommended to me? google? i am going to die!?

  • Всеволод Волков
    Всеволод Волков 5 месяцев назад

    His husband...

    ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ 5 месяцев назад

    Did he say he has a husband?

  • Duraticate reef
    Duraticate reef 5 месяцев назад

    What a great show! I was there in the audience! Thank you TEDx for being awesome and sharing amazing people

  • Psyfer
    Psyfer 5 месяцев назад

    who cares...

  • Pibbity Bibbity
    Pibbity Bibbity 5 месяцев назад

    Dude, settle down. It’s social media, not real life. You don’t really have 561 (or whatever number) friends who truly care about you.

  • RMA
    RMA 5 месяцев назад +1

    0.2 X 0.3 = ??? GENIUS GUYS ANS PLEASE ………

    • BibiBosh
      BibiBosh 5 месяцев назад

      RMA 0.06

  • David Gaugamela
    David Gaugamela 5 месяцев назад

    I pray that when I die they delete my browsing history....

  • Lotus Bee
    Lotus Bee 5 месяцев назад

    When we die it won’t matter what is on the internet about us . This topic is kind of ridiculous. None of this BS will matter.

    • pokekitty1
      pokekitty1 5 месяцев назад

      it will affect those we leave behind and the account becomes an easy target to identify thieves that thinks nobody will care if they rob a bank and pretend to be us because we are dead.

  • Robert allan
    Robert allan 5 месяцев назад

    Who cares, I'll be dead.

  • malva_ diary
    malva_ diary 5 месяцев назад +1

    Social networking site should have option whether user want archive his or her profile after death.

  • Alejandro Jimenez
    Alejandro Jimenez 5 месяцев назад

    so he is a... professional stalker?

  • MrFloppypancakes
    MrFloppypancakes 5 месяцев назад

    RIP Ashley

  • Ritvik Tuteja
    Ritvik Tuteja 5 месяцев назад

    Facebook, Instagram etc. is the social grave!!!

  • Commander Appo
    Commander Appo 5 месяцев назад +1

    I plan to cure death by using cancer cells, so I’m afraid The is is irrelevant 😄

  • Dark Philosopher
    Dark Philosopher 5 месяцев назад +8

    I am so glad that I don't care about whether or not I am remembered or how long or what light I am remembered in. When I die, folks can toss my body in a ditch and make jokes about how glad they are that they don't have to put up with all my talking anymore, basically the same thing goes for the internet. It isn't that I have a grim outlook on my own death, it is just that I don't care how I am remembered as I will eventually be forgotten no matter how I am remembered.

  • Air Elegant
    Air Elegant 5 месяцев назад

    Great sharing there

  • Daniela Arias
    Daniela Arias 5 месяцев назад

    Thank you!

  • D.G. Starick, Esq.
    D.G. Starick, Esq. 5 месяцев назад

    Anything built by mankind will always fall in the end

  • John Kay
    John Kay 5 месяцев назад

    I hope our successors will understand our coding...

  • Sepia Smith
    Sepia Smith 5 месяцев назад

    this raises all those times I've woken up at night, terrified that I could die suddenly and my girlfriend, who lives 3,000 miles away, wouldn't know for days, weeks... In reality, my parents have her contact information as well so they'd probably let her know. She might even be able to come to my funeral. But what about the other online friends? Tumblr accounts that suddenly go quiet. Casual friends who will never know... they'll just think I stopped posting. God it's chilling.

  • Sepia Smith
    Sepia Smith 5 месяцев назад

    a very interesting conversation

  • renata rosa
    renata rosa 5 месяцев назад

    Some friends has died in the last few years and I knew by facebook, one of them anounced his suicide on facebook. The first one, an old roomate who lived in São Paulo, is still in instagram and I found all the things he experienced in the last years in his videos, as he was still alive. It was a big shock for me. I dont want to live in social media after my death, i want to live inside people who loved me. So I gave up social media. But I still has instagram. I dont want to be a zombie after death.

  • Dunning Kruger
    Dunning Kruger 5 месяцев назад +5

    My comments will live on.... getting replies and Upvotes. Angry people replying to my brand of trolling.... and I'm not even around lol.

  • Noel Down
    Noel Down 5 месяцев назад +1

    Bollocks. Data doesn't become memories. It stays data that these companies can keep analysing and trading. Your loved ones visiting your page will lead to contextual ads for funeral services and will lawyers.
    Also, you have a lab (whatever that means) and all you've managed to achieve is to get Facebook to add a Legacy Friend feature? Why don't you tell us what your lab really does?

    • kzhines
      kzhines 5 месяцев назад

      Hi, I am part of Dr. Brubaker's research lab. The Legacy Contact work was done in 2015, but it's what TEDx asked him to talk about. A Google search will show you everything our lab has done since then.

  • Commander Peridot
    Commander Peridot 5 месяцев назад

    Is anyone else sobbing right now

  • Spoderman4
    Spoderman4 5 месяцев назад +17

    I don't care because I'm gonna be dead, remember? The bugs will eat my rotting body

  • Kevin Marchwiak
    Kevin Marchwiak 5 месяцев назад +1

    Its not changing us. Its exposing us.

  • Treasuretrails RS
    Treasuretrails RS 5 месяцев назад +25

    They better not delete this comment after I die, this is my legacy!

  • MG D
    MG D 5 месяцев назад

    I’m not crying, you’re crying.

  • Mandy
    Mandy 5 месяцев назад +1

    I don't use social media so I guess when I'm dead I'm dead

  • Alice In Wonderland ASMR
    Alice In Wonderland ASMR 5 месяцев назад

    İnteresting very much

  • ashwater skydust
    ashwater skydust 5 месяцев назад


  • Huỳnh Thái Bảo
    Huỳnh Thái Bảo 5 месяцев назад

    yeah,thanks for this videos

  • Raimundo Nonato Justino da Costa
    Raimundo Nonato Justino da Costa 5 месяцев назад +1

    Gracias! 💖🙌

  • Raquel Gutierrez
    Raquel Gutierrez 5 месяцев назад

    This is exactly what I was thinking about a couple of years ago I’m glad someone’s doing research and analysis stayed on it

  • Cass B
    Cass B 5 месяцев назад

    Google has an option in their settings that you can turn on to email someone instructions about what to do with your information if you don't access your account for a certain time period.

  • Mark N.
    Mark N. 5 месяцев назад +6

    Who still uses Facebook?

  • Dj Morgan
    Dj Morgan 5 месяцев назад +23

    All i care for is for someone to quickly to make a google watch that detects that i have died and it erases my Chrome browser instantly.

    • Imhalfamazing
      Imhalfamazing 5 месяцев назад

      Get on it Dj, that is brilliant !

  • kex4me
    kex4me 5 месяцев назад

    this was an amazing speech

    JLUXEE 5 месяцев назад

    Our online profiles our identites”
    yea to people who fuckin post everything goin on in their life
    You won’t know me by being on my social media because I wouldn’t post nothing personal besides some photos that aren’t about me anyways
    I’d rather not let everyone know what I’m up to

  • Muziye Koncq
    Muziye Koncq 5 месяцев назад

    Türkçe alt yazı ekleyecek kimse yok mu

  • Goat Farm Productions
    Goat Farm Productions 5 месяцев назад

    I get the best reception from up here in Heaven.

  • ruby99
    ruby99 5 месяцев назад +1

    he lookalike tom hiddleston in the thumbnail

  • Emil LaCour
    Emil LaCour 5 месяцев назад +1

    I pray to an old bearded white man in the sky, I'm going to live forever

    • Hunter Sterling
      Hunter Sterling 5 месяцев назад

      Praise God, the flying Scottish man in the sky.

  • Sartika Biswas
    Sartika Biswas 5 месяцев назад

    I had this in my mind from a long time that, what will happen after we r died?

  • Junior Farias
    Junior Farias 5 месяцев назад

    That's why 2100?

  • Anônimo Legal
    Anônimo Legal 5 месяцев назад

    This man is crazy man, sure. No one will live in a psichotic world create by tecnology! We are live creatures on the real world. This digital world is also a part of the lufe, not the lufe itself...

  • NL_LikelyGlobal
    NL_LikelyGlobal 5 месяцев назад


    HISSEN DAOUD 5 месяцев назад

    thank you god for everything you gave me

  • Jzilla
    Jzilla 5 месяцев назад

    Privacy. More like We can watch you in private. Most phones have caneras and mics.

  • Иван Назаренко
    Иван Назаренко 5 месяцев назад +4

    Just don't die ok? Be careful and live before you don't need any social network.

  • Paul Tremblay
    Paul Tremblay 5 месяцев назад

    Serious issue when you have descendents, children, spouses and grandchildren.

  • Vikram Srinivasan
    Vikram Srinivasan 5 месяцев назад +9

    The problem is "We are attaching emotions to machines". We need to learn to "live without"

  • Debra Nichols
    Debra Nichols 5 месяцев назад

    I was SETUP Online by Exhusband and Police Dept for CRIMES I DID NOT DO! But I was going to Prison

  • Divineshot 314
    Divineshot 314 5 месяцев назад +6

    We are all data to the system.

  • Debra Nichols
    Debra Nichols 5 месяцев назад

    My Ex Husband STOLE my Idenity and Accounts ONLINE SET ME UP with the Police Dept my Reports of crimes were closed by Police 8 X. I was going to Prison for 200 years for Cyber Crimes until I turned in Police Dept to DOJ. NOW the Ex husband little ganster is in FEDERAL PRISON. I still to this Day am being attacked by his Criminal Friends! Unserstand THIS IS REAL AND ANYONE CAN BE SETUP FOR ANYTHING ONLINE

  • Baktygul Myrzaeva
    Baktygul Myrzaeva 5 месяцев назад


  • YuYa
    YuYa 5 месяцев назад +42

    After watching this video, I think I should start posting good stuff on my wall maybe after I die people will remember me with good and smile :)

    • YuYa
      YuYa 5 месяцев назад

      +Eric Hrahsel exactly!!

    • Eric Hrahsel
      Eric Hrahsel 5 месяцев назад +1

      Yes, at least they will know what kinda person you are, and may also feature your posts in a book or make a story or eulogy

    • JM A
      JM A 5 месяцев назад

      People will remember you by the things you do not what you post

    • YuYa
      YuYa 5 месяцев назад +1

      +Ícaro Adriano if they don't remember you then your life is meaningless..

    • YuYa
      YuYa 5 месяцев назад

      +先輩 lmao

  • Sample Owner
    Sample Owner 5 месяцев назад

    I don't care

  • Sunny Yadav
    Sunny Yadav 5 месяцев назад

    I do not have a very vibrant "Online Life".

  • josh ch
    josh ch 5 месяцев назад +2

    No I'm not shut up

  • Ashim Sapkota
    Ashim Sapkota 5 месяцев назад +14

    One of my friend died.....her insta profile froze in time!!😥😥

    • packson jollock
      packson jollock 5 месяцев назад

      BibiBosh why do you think? because its against instagram's policy to post pictures from the afterlife

    • BibiBosh
      BibiBosh 5 месяцев назад

      Ashim Sapkota how?

  • Mermaid Whispers ASMR
    Mermaid Whispers ASMR 5 месяцев назад

    Interesting I’ve always wondered about that

  • mhtinla
    mhtinla 5 месяцев назад +19

    It's arrogant to assume companies like Facebook or Google will last forever. It's quite the opposite, in this digital age. In the early 2000's, I was an early adopter of a photo sharing site (before the term "social media" was coined) and deposited lots of photos there. That site was taken over by another and later scratched and I lost all my photos.

  • Good controversial unicorn
    Good controversial unicorn 5 месяцев назад

    Thats what I was thinking just now lol 😂

  • lohphat
    lohphat 5 месяцев назад

    All my passwords are in a password manager. My executor will login and delete my accounts.

  • Ayşenur Kapan
    Ayşenur Kapan 5 месяцев назад +3

    Ya şu seminerlerin Türkçe alt yazısı neden yok 😑

  • I am the cat
    I am the cat 5 месяцев назад +9

    FB told me I was dead. It was weird.

    • Ellie Delfino
      Ellie Delfino 5 месяцев назад

      I am the cat how does it detect if you have died

    • I am the cat
      I am the cat 5 месяцев назад +1

      TheWeird RU-clipPhase yeah, when I saw it, I was like: wow is this the after life? XD

    • TheWeird YoutubePhase
      TheWeird YoutubePhase 5 месяцев назад

      I am the cat omfg really...?

  • عاشقة الطب
    عاشقة الطب 5 месяцев назад

    ترجم المقاطع رجاء ياااصحاب القناه ترجم اريد نستفاد شجاك

  • helen Xalil
    helen Xalil 5 месяцев назад +1

    I am from kurdistan ..well done

  • PowahSlap Entertainmint
    PowahSlap Entertainmint 5 месяцев назад +76

    We're all living in a simulation so we'll just go back to being reptillians.

    • Phrygian Dominant
      Phrygian Dominant 5 месяцев назад +3

      Even if we are living in a simulation, we're still 'real' in our own version of reality.
      Also, who created the simulation that we live in, and who before them?

    • Alton Rowell
      Alton Rowell 5 месяцев назад

      PowahSlap Entertainmint I thought we were apes. Or chempanzs.

    • Sentinel Returns
      Sentinel Returns 5 месяцев назад +4

      You are brother of justinY aren't you

  • Chiara DeV
    Chiara DeV 5 месяцев назад +76

    It scares me and fascinate me at the same time: I will not have privacy even after my death but, on the other hand, I'll be in a certain way immortal.

    • Ikmal Axl
      Ikmal Axl 5 месяцев назад +1

      Tq for giving me a little feel of immortality

  • Senura Kaduwela
    Senura Kaduwela 5 месяцев назад +4

    My legacy will live on RU-clip 🤣👍

  • Fé Bean
    Fé Bean 5 месяцев назад +2

    All my password are written down with my will and testaments my lawyers has them. And there is a copy in a bank vault. I will live after I am gone.

    • Fé Bean
      Fé Bean 5 месяцев назад

      blueberry snowman There is an app for that. It alerts my lawyers that my master password has been changed.

    • blueberry snowman
      blueberry snowman 5 месяцев назад

      M G then they would update their information

    • M G
      M G 5 месяцев назад

      How about if you change your passwords!?

    • Fé Bean
      Fé Bean 5 месяцев назад

      blueberry snowman ha ha 😆

    • blueberry snowman
      blueberry snowman 5 месяцев назад +1

      Fé lmao nice you won’t lose your snapchat streaks

  • TylerGo Tv
    TylerGo Tv 5 месяцев назад +3

    People, nowadays, are busy in being famous. However, they don't want to make friends they don't know. Social life has come to an end. Social networking websites where socialism is unavailable.

  • Wolfy MoMo
    Wolfy MoMo 5 месяцев назад +3

    I’m so early

  • Rich Averitt
    Rich Averitt 5 месяцев назад

    I want to live.I'm of ill health and I ain't telling my fam my passwords evah

  • James cooper
    James cooper 5 месяцев назад +10

    *जितना बडा सपना होगा*
    *उतनी बडी तकलीफें होगी*
    *और जितनी बडी*
    *तकलीफें होगी उतनी* *बडी*
    *कामयाबी होगी*
    ✍🏼🐾 🐩🐾✍🏼
    *कर्म करो तो फल मिलता है,*
    *आज नहीं तो कल* *मिलता है।*
    *जितना गहरा अधिक हो कुँआ,*
    *उतना मीठा जल मिलता है ।*
    *जीवन के हर कठिन प्रश्न का,*
    *जीवन से ही हल मिलता है।

    • Shaggy
      Shaggy 5 месяцев назад +4

      The bigger the dreams,the bigger the problems.
      The bigger the problems,bigger will be the success.
      Do your work,u'll get the result coz the deeper is the well,sweeter is the water.
      Every hard question the life asks,life has an answer....
      Huh..ur welcome😂

    • Shaggy
      Shaggy 5 месяцев назад

      +BenThirty Productions 😂😂

    • BenThirty Productions
      BenThirty Productions 5 месяцев назад +2


  • Salah Sanad
    Salah Sanad 5 месяцев назад +5

    Let's see , first time to wach a speech after just of a few minutes of its release

  • James cooper
    James cooper 5 месяцев назад +10

    When someone die he have to live on social media? Because sharing things and showoff is priority of social media 😀🙏

  • PvT
    PvT 5 месяцев назад +7

    To me it is actually heart breaker. I will not exist but the things that I said, shared will still be on internet as if I am alive.

  • BlackHero700
    BlackHero700 5 месяцев назад +10


  • Abhinav Jain
    Abhinav Jain 5 месяцев назад +7

    serious Issue........xD

  • Manisha Thakur
    Manisha Thakur 5 месяцев назад +3

    Whatever anyone say...pls show it on screen so that it will be easy for us who don't understand such fast English properly...

    • blueberry snowman
      blueberry snowman 5 месяцев назад +1

      you can also slow the speed down

    • Alejandro Salazar
      Alejandro Salazar 5 месяцев назад +1

      U can also put the subtitles in the settings bottom

  • amit Bajpai
    amit Bajpai 5 месяцев назад +1