Virtual Ghost of You Can Chat Online After You Die

By Luke Y. Thompson in Tech
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm


Where do modern folks go when they die? They don't go to heaven where the angels fly. Live online as Max Headroom, why? Spend a lot of cash to make your relatives cry!

I don't know anybody whose afterlife fantasy consists of having a virtual version of yourself to robo-converse with friends and family after you die, based on your social media footprint. It seems to me that it best it delays emotional closure/catharsis, and at worst is a grotesque parody of a seance - but if you're in the mood for having an online, automated you that mathematically spouts your catchphrases after you die, is the company you seek.

Though I suppose if you find yourself stricken with McGregor's Syndrome, it could come in handy...

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