A new Hong Kong-based website, Inalife is designed to help you create a living archive of your life for generations to come.
Legacy, it’s a funny thing. Wars have been waged, fortunes built, crowds swoon, and tragedy wrought, all in the name of legacy. As a panacea for the timeless question of what happens after we die, a legacy lingers on after we are gone, cementing reputations, staking claims, and concreting in death all that we sought to expound in life.
However, for most of us, legacy is about who we leave behind, the memories that we bestow on them, the lessons we hope they will heed, and the impressions that will last. After all, in the words of Greek general and politician Pericles: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
With that in mind, one Hong Kong-based entrepreneur has created a new website that will help preserve a carefully curated selection of your thoughts and memories for your loved ones after you shuffle off this mortal coil.
Inalife, the creation of public relations executive-turned-tech entrepreneur Nicholas Worley, is a ‘global digital legacy platform‘ that provides families with a safe and secure digital showcase of the memories, musings and ruminations of their loved ones, from photo galleries to audio and video recordings, created today and left for the generations that follow.
Tapping into the world’s seven billion smartphone users, who regularly create and share digital content, subscribers to Inalife can create a collection of digital memories that can then be shared across a virtual family tree of users. Subscribers can even create Time Delayed Messages (TDMs) that can be scheduled for release in the future. For example, a parent can record a birthday message today that their child will receive on their 40th birthday.
“I had the idea for the platform after my grandfather passed away in 1999 and since then I’ve lost other family members and friends,” says Worley, himself a father of three young children. “I’ve also heard similar stories of people who have lost loved ones suddenly, or to illnesses such as cancer or Alzheimer’s and wish they could hear from them one more time, or worry they’ll be forgotten. Inalife will ensure that family members and memories won’t be lost as time goes by.”
Unlike conventional social media channels, Inalife safely stores family memories, does not share user information, and doesn’t display ads. A free membership gives subscribers access to a basic memory allowance, and upgrades to the subscription offer more room for additional digital memories, so you can start creating a gallery now and add to it as life goes on, capturing important milestones today and creating messages for those that are still to come.
The increased application of A.I. technology down the line will only help create an ever-more real virtual representation, one that will last far after most of us are gone.
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