Sign of the times Have you ever thought about what might become of your online accounts in the event of your (gasp!) death or incapacitation? We’re told not to share our passwords with anyone or write them down anywhere, and websites have begun asking us to change them more frequently. How in the world would anyone be able to access bank accounts and other important websites without the intimate knowledge of passwords we each carry around in our heads?

Now there’s a service called Legacy Locker: “The safe and secure way to pass your online accounts to your friends and loved ones.” Legacy allows you to save your “digital assets” and select beneficiaries for each one. You can also set up “legacy letters,” post-mortem messages that will be sent to your friends and loved ones. It may seem creepy for such a website to exist, but in a digital world, we should consider a digital solution.