Forever young, I wanna be forever young, Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever, Forever young…Hoping for the best but expecting the worst …Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip…I wanna be forever young…Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever young…
As I contemplate my mortality in this iconic decade, I cannot help but face the inevitable…as I leave my footprints on the sands of time…I truly want to live forever young in the memories of my loved ones.
As I turn another year older, my potential leading to my mortality seems more real than ever. The 20s were a breeze, the 30s were rocking, 40s was been there done that … and 50s is planning the after-life!
A crisis faced by our species as a whole if anything has made us realize one thing…that in most times of uncertainty one thing that is certain…is death.
Communication Designers Riddhi Vyas, Siddhi Vyas and Mihir Gotadki –ISDI Parsons (AIML | A Whole New World) after much deliberation speculate a platform with ‘The Replica Theory is one which connects people from generations to generations with the most accessible technology and the most accessible platform ‘Facebook’.
Economists have noted that Facebook offers many non-rivalrous services that benefit as many users as are interested without forcing users to compete. By contrast, most goods are available to a limited number of users. Three areas add the most economic impact: platform competition, the marketplace and user behaviour data.
In theosophy and anthroposophy, the Akashic records is a compendium of all universal events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future in terms of all entities and life forms, not just human. They are believed by theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the mental plane. It is believed all thoughts, words, intent etc. generates its own unique “frequency or vibration” which is stored in the Akashic Records.
AI or artificial intelligence is the closest we have come to Akashic records on the human realm. It will enable us to encode an endless stream of data which can be accessed by ones we live behind someday.
REPLICA APP AND ITS SPECULATED FEATURES
Making your posts, videos and content available for years after your demise.
Having your voice registered to enable your chatbot. By leveraging machine learning and natural language processing, AI-powered chatbots can understand the intent behind your words. Conversations with your loved ones who are no more with the help of the using VR. Facial masking to access videos and messages.
Access to different family members individually for content recorded for many years in advance.
Posts which can be timed and sent in the future even in your absence. (e.g. Messages on first grandchild’s birth to a daughter)
The nature of crises will always change; we will always be amazed by how creative humans are. If we look back after a few years we can expect that people will appreciate the opportunities this time has allowed, including rethinking the most important things in life and death.
Just as we grapple with scenarios replicated from what seems like ‘Black Mirror,’ it is not entirely our imaginations but a hint at the reality.
Leaps in technology will enable information to be more accessible in the future as we consider and contemplate we choose and make sense of events and feelings.
While it may be impossible to create a fully-working and self-aware digital version of yourself with current technology, you are most likely — and unknowingly — creating all of the necessary ingredients for it simply through the use of your various digital devices. Unless you have very little or no access to phones, computers, and the internet, there’s a huge chance that all of your text messages, emails, photos, and status updates could be cobbled together to create an approximation of your personality that might be good enough for a seemingly sentient digital avatar
Time-consciousness can now be transferred from its biological host into a digital one.
It’s quite clear from the work of many experts in the fields of robotics and AI that it’s only a matter of time until the reality of Black Mirror’s digital afterlife becomes not just an option but also the norm all across the world. That gives you two options: will you carry on living the way you do now with no regard for what might happen to your digital rendition, or will you better prepare for your death by releasing as many bits and pieces of yourself — in the form of photos, messages, and other information — as possible online?
Retracing steps in conversations of tension which magnifies our tendency of reality we may lose sight but ultimately make sense of what’s happening in our life on levels of intellect and then our souls.
As we think expansively and optimistically we are open to the world and follow inspirations and have a new perspective in understanding and manifesting into the fullness of time our curiosity our wish to live forever…in the memories of our near and dear ones.
As we plan our lives so will we plan our death with digital imprints in the sands of data?
AI-based solutions permeate the way we live and do business, questions on ethics, privacy and security will also emerge. Students have engaged in various speculations and predicted scenarios for the future.