The strangest thing is going to happen to Facebook in the next 50 years. The Oxford Internet Institute says “the dead will outnumber the living” on the social media site.
It’s very possible that one to five billion Facebook users will have died by 2100.
That means the number of dead Facebook accounts will surpass the number of live accounts by 2070.
Digital lives exist forever.
“People can continue to interact with a person’s digital remains long after their physical remains have decayed.”
The OOI thinks that folks will start asking if their social posts should continue online after they’ve passed? “Who will make sure their accounts will be closed upon death?”
The OOI believes there might even be a “Facebook for the Dead.”