Eterni.me is one of those services that attempt to defy death in some way by allowing people to maintain an online presence, even when they’ve already passed on. It’s a start-up that came to be thanks to MIT’s Entrepreneurship Development Program, and its creators claim that it’s a piece of technology that can digitally reconstruct your personality after your death, so you can live on and still interact with friends and family online.
The Eterni.me website explains: “Eterni.me collects almost everything that you create during your lifetime, and processes this huge amount of information using complex Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Then 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.”
It’s an interesting concept, but to be honest, it’s also extremely creepy. What do you think?
VIA [ C|NET ]