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  • Want to Be Immortal? Now You Can! Sort of…

    Get ready for a creepy dystopian future, in which a digital version of yourself can live forever...

    I’ll admit to being a bit of a science fiction nerd, and I was a huge fan of the short-lived Joss Whedon series “Dollhouse”, which aired for two seasons on Fox a few years back (before Whedon’s huge success with “The Avengers”). Among the many fantastical premises of “Dollhouse” was the idea that you could conceivably download one’s entire personality into a hard-drive. The concept was that the essence of a person could be recreated via computer, or, in the case of “Dollhouse”, implanted into an actual human brain, long after the original person had expired. This notion was also touched upon in other shows like “Fringe”, as well as countless novels and films throughout the years in one fashion or another. But now, it’s all becoming a reality.

    That’s right; there is actually a startup company out there vowing to create “living avatars” for dead people, so that you can communicate with your loved ones after they pass away. Or, at least, a digital recreation of their personalities.

    It’s called Eterni.me, and according to their website, “It generates a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice to, your family and friends after you pass away. It’s like a Skype chat from the past.”

    Take a look:

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    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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