Ever thought about living forever? A Czech VR company is working on just that.
Somnium Space’s ‘Live Forever’ mode would allow people to stay alive forever in the metaverse.
It works by downloading enough personal data to create a lifelike digital avatar that retains your personality even after your death.
The idea came to Somnium Space’s CEO, Artur Sychov, after losing his father to cancer. He began exploring ways to preserve human personality after death.
‘If I die and I have this data collected … my kids, they can come in and they can have a conversation with my avatar, with my movements, with my voice,’ Sychov told Vice.
The ‘Live Forever’ mode, would reportedly allow users to be ‘reborn’ as digital avatars that resembles their actual appearance, voice, and even personality.
Sychov’s aim is for people to be able to ‘meet’ someone’s virtual avatar and not know they were actually talking to an AI.
Yep, sounds exactly like that episode of Black Mirror.
To achieve their grand plans of a near perfect human look-alike AI the company would need members’ permission to record massive amounts of their personal information like their conversations, movements and facial expressions. Basically, your entire digital footprint.
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