How would you like a virtual you to live on and be accessible to your loved ones after the corporeal you passes away?
We're going to try to find out if that's possible using your corporeal profile from Big Data and by applying Predictive Analytics determine if we can create and engage a virtual you after the real you vanishes.
Netflix "Black Mirror", Series 2 Episode 1 (2013,'16), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld9m8Xrpko0&feature=youtu.bet;
B. AI and the dawn of virtual life (June 20,2020), https://www.wsj.com/articles/looking-forward-to-the-end-of-humanity-11592625661
Society Prepares for the Virtual World
For most of human history… humans believed in gods. This lent their world a cosmic order. But then… science began simultaneously to give mankind power and to strip it of meaning by relegating religion to the sidelines. This existential hole was filled by a new religion, humanism, that “sanctifies the life, happiness and power of Homo sapiens”... The covenant between humanism and science has defined modern society: the latter helps people achieve the goals set by theformer.
But the life sciences are now undermining free will and individualism, which are the foundations of humanism. …the “free individual” is just a fictional tale concocted by an assembly of biochemical algorithms. As it dawns on mankind that free will is an illusion and external algorithms can predict people’s behaviour… liberal democracy will collapse. What will replace it? Perhaps a techno-religion such as “Dataism” that treats everything in terms of data processing and whose supreme value is the flow of information. In this context, Homo sapiens is a rather unimpressive algorithm, destined for obsolescence — or an upgrade.
…the challenges of the third millennium will be how to achieve immortality, happiness and divinity, the latter in the sense of enhancing people’s physical and cognitive abilities beyond the biological norm (emphasis added).
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, By Yuval Noah Harari. Harper; 440 pages; $35. Harvill Secker; £25, www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21707180-bestselling-israeli-historian-looks-where-mankind-heading-future-shock