A digital heaven

by Daniela Wolf

“The meaning of life is that it stops”, said Kafka once. Evan McDougall doesn’t obviously think so: He designed a wearable (called “aeon”) that could be a digital urn for our loved once someday. How does it work? The wearable patch would gather data about the user’s likes, dislikes, personality and interactions. When the individual physically passes away, aeon recreates their consciousness in the vessel and tailors a reality specifically for them. This could generate identical representations of things they liked, their loved ones and perhaps things that wouldn’t be possible in the physical world — a digital heaven of sorts”. Creepy!

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