As was noted in last week’s agebuzz, the drive to encourage people to fill out advance directives has had limited success. Sitting down to contemplate medical care choices for the end of your life, and then writing down explicit instructions, is clearly too high a hurdle for many people. But what if you could just talk about your values and wishes, and have that conversation recorded- would that make the task less odious? Many think so, and that’s why some states are beginning to tackle the use of video advanced directives as another end of life planning tool. While problems may certainly rise up with this approach (concerns about cloud-based privacy and technology, for example), it could be an additional method to encourage advance planning or a way to enhance the clarity of existing documents. Read more about this potential on-line option in the American Bar Association’s discussion Here. And interested in trying this out? Mydirectives.com allows you to create your own videos, and even use a smart phone app, to make sure loved ones know your wishes. Check out this tech opportunity Here.