Boing Boing: Mummified corpse lay in bed for two years while bills were auto-paid

Boing Boing: Mummified corpse lay in bed for two years while bills were auto-paid: “A guy gets his pension cheque automatically deposited into his bank account. Then he authorizes automatic withdrawals to pay his condo fees, phone, etc. Then he dies in bed. How long does it take for someone to notice that he’s checked out? Two years.”

They’ve got competition here now – it’s like an auction – the record is currently at six years. Automate enough things in your life, and eventually it just doesn’t need you any more.