What happens to our digital legacy when we die? That is a question that we constantly ask ourselves, and each company addresses it in a different way.
And Emortal is a startup based in the United Kingdom that seeks to protect your photos, videos, and digital information after your death.
Emortal uses Google’s architecture to store our digital archive in the cloud. The company offers to convert the content to the latest file format. This would ensure that our memories would be played immediately regardless of whether the codec or file extension is out of date. Likewise, it guarantees that the content will be accessible from any device.
The company seeks that our digital memories last over time, and for this, it will carry out a constant organization of the content to update it when necessary. The file will be safe, and only those you choose will have the ability to view the content.
Other platform options include future scheduled messages, personalized albums, a genealogical tree for family members, and a safe for storing passwords or sensitive documents.
The startup has received the support of Vint Cerf, known as the Father of the Internet, who invested a considerable sum of money. In addition to Cerf, Emortal managed to raise 2.7 million dollars through crowdfunding on the Crowdcube platform.
According to TechCrunch, Emortal will launch during the third quarter of 2021 in the United States and the United Kingdom. To use it, users must pay a monthly fee of 5.61 euros. It is unknown if there will be more subscription tiers, although we assume that the company will offer it to suit the needs of each digital legacy.