How Your Digital Self Could ‘Live’ on after You Die

August 23, 2017

(BBC) – The death and funerals industry is due for a shake-up, a growing number of tech start-ups believe. After you die, how do you fancy springing back to life in the form of a digital avatar? Your digital ghost could jump onto Facebook and join in a light-hearted argument about Friends, or post Instagram updates reminiscing about that Italian road trip you took with an ex-lover. Living a digital afterlife might sound strange – a possible episode of satirical TV show Black Mirror perhaps – but some start-ups are investing serious time and money in the concept.

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