To me this is a topic of interest. I always thought that the Second Life platform would be great if we could upload our consciousness to our avatar for the event of our death in RL so we could live on. But seriously….. what happens when we die in RL and our account/s are inactive? Are we allowed to hand over ourselves to a best friend/family in SL so our memory will live on?
I know very quietly people have handed their accounts to others, but legally and formally with LL is there a way of doing this so that it’s all legit? I know our accounts here mean the world to us and we don’t want them to fade into the SL sea when we are gone in RL.
This topic came up on my Facebook feed via this blog I am linking to by Ryan Schultz. Please read his post on the topic. Also in my FB feed someone linked to the Linden Labs Wiki page on the topic for the legit information and steps we need to be able to take care of business formally. Death and Other Worries outside of Second Life……
For me, I have been in this situation recently and am sitting on the information I need if the time arrises that we need to move forward with the process. It is all a very sad situation and I am sure many people have been in the same situation I have been. Having a close friend in SL who is ill in RL is hard… and we all want to help where we can… So there is a process that is legit you can do.
Meeting the Angel (screen capture from Second Life of me and an alt; picture taken in 2007)
Don’t misunderstand me…I plan on living a long and healthy life and dying a very old man. But when I do pass on, I want to leave some of my Second Life avatars to other people in my will.
Over the past eleven years, my passionate hobby has been creating and outfitting SL avatars. I have created many avatars over the years, and it has been a creative and deeply satisfying endeavour:
Some avatars lasted only a couple of days before I deleted them; others have been with me since the very beginning of my adventures in Second Life. Witches and wizards and wolves, pirates and painters, sergeants and satyrs, barbarians and ballerinas, harlequins and hippies, gladiators and geishas… my hobby has given me endless hours of pleasure and escape. Some were exclusively…
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