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… More at the BBC.
I don’t know if this would lengthen the grieving process or make it a lot easier to deal with. Imagine a time where the avatar was so sophisticated that the spouse or child or parent becomes so engrossed in communicating with it that the real world just falls into the background.
What do you think? I am curious as to if you see the potential in this idea as good, bad or impossible to know at this time. Thanks to Simon for the link.