What is My Life Capsule?
My Life Capsule is a technology solution that paves the way for our life’s memoirs to be curated, our final wishes to be understood and for our families to be brought together to celebrate the life of their loved one. It eases the emotional and logistical burden of an inevitable part of life and creates a beautifully crafted tribute and legacy.
Why do you and your family need a Capsule?
Perhaps your last day on this earth is many years from now or maybe that final day is much closer. None of us are promised tomorrow. Our death is inevitable, just like everyone else’s. If you have not yet experienced the death of a loved one, as a human being, you will one day.
By creating a capsule for yourself, or for your loved one, you mitigate the risk of not being around to share what you’ve learnt, where you’ve been, and the adventures you’ve had. The emotional and logistical turmoil that death of a loved one often brings can be excruciating. Preparedness for the unexpected and sharing our life’s story, our personal wishes and information and our legacy can help mitigate the pain and sorrow on our loved ones and can bring about a sense of peace in our own minds. It can even become the ultimate celebration of life.
How does it work?
You will be guided through your capsule step-by-step using type or voice recordings. Questions will prompt you to remember special moments and stories in your life, upload your favourite photos and memories and allow you to consider and record your end-of-life plans and wishes.
1. Register your username and password
2. Select one of the following sections within your Dashboard and follow the steps to add content:
a) Life Memories
Build your life story using our step-by-step guide, record your most memorable life moments, milestones and stories.
b) End-of-Life Planner
Record your thoughts on your final wishes, including funeral plans, notification lists and personal preferences.
c) Media Capsule
Upload and label photos and videos of your most precious moments and highlight your life story in picture.
d) Personal / Digital Record
Capture your personal and digital records in a safe and secure location for the nominated guardian of your capsule to access.
Write personal letters to your loved ones, to be sent at a specific time, but not read, by the nominated guardian of your capsule.
Add loved ones to your capsule to be a guardian, or help collaborate on your life story.
g) Legacy Board
A gathering point where families are brought together to celebrate the lives of their loved ones using the interactive Legacy Board to share the life story of the capsule owner and to invite friends and family to submit images and stories of their memories with this person.
3. Complete your capsule at your own pace, share with anyone you like, skip questions any time and complete them when you’re ready. You capsule auto-saves every 60 seconds. Access your capsule at any time, on any device.
Can I create a capsule for my loved one if they can not type or write?
We are passionate about supporting our clients and their families, from generation-to-generation, to capture their most precious memories, information and wishes. If your loved one is unable to create their own capsule, you must first ensure you have the full permission from your loved one to create a capsule on their behalf. You may consider one fo the following options:
- Ask questions and type in the answers as you go
- Record your conversation and upload in the media capsule
- Most mobile phones now have voice recording capability. You can simply record, save and upload to the capsule.
- Video your conversation and upload in the media capsule.
- Most mobile phones now have video recording capability. You can simply record one, or multiple videos, and upload in the media capsule.
- Ask friends and family to contribute photos, videos and stories
Does My Life Capsule replace my Will?
My Life Capsule does not replace or supersede any legally binding documentation. Nor does it form part of a persons’ medical, financial or will & last testament. Consultation with a legal professional is recommended for users who do not have an active Will.
See our full Terms & Conditions here
What size files, images, videos can I upload to my capsule?
Subscription holders may upload up to 200GB of data.
Document files may be uploaded up to a 500mb limit per file in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf
Photos, Videos and Voice Memos may be uploaded up to a 500mb limit per file. The media capsule accepts the following formats: .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif, .mp4, .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .ogv, .3gp, .3g2, .mp3, .ogg, .wav