The ethics of virtual immortality and an after-life online
Death and taxes may no longer be the only given, as the creation of an avatar or android to resemble the dead becomes a real, and worrying, pursuit
Tbilisi — Have you ever wanted to talk to a loved one after they died? It used to be that only those calling themselves necromancers and mediums could claim to contact the dead, but soon digital versions of the deceased could be living just a few clicks away.
From South Korea to the US, tech start-ups are looking at ways to keep the dead alive in a digital afterlife that data experts say poses myriad legal and ethical questions the world is yet to properly address...