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Author: Kevin O'Neill  |  Isbn: 1440837961  |  File size: 2.34MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 264  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Religion

Can you imagine swapping your body for a virtual version? This technology-based look at the afterlife chronicles America's fascination with death and reveals how digital immortality may become a reality.

• Reveals the period in American history that established cultural views about the afterlife
• Discusses how technology aids in achieving and designing perspectives on heaven and immortality
• Reviews technologies surrounding digital mortality, including Dmitry Itskov's 2045 Initiative and Martine Rothblatt's Terasem Foundation
• Illustrates how the Internet helps those who have lost loved ones to grieve and cope in new ways
• Links perceptions about death and the hereafter to typical American attitudes, including optimism, confidence, self-reliance, and innovation
• Examines the use of virtual memorials, online obituaries, Facebook pages of deceased users, and avatars

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