People will be frozen at death.

Tim Powers : Author
“Probate and copyright law will be entirely restructured by 2012 because people will be frozen at death, and there will be electronic means of consulting them. Many attorneys will specialize in advocacy for the dead.”
In 1987 the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future sealed into a time capsule predictions for 2012 made by a number of science fiction writers. The capsule was extracted and opened 25 years later, in 2012.