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There's hardly a person on the planet (a lot actually) who doesn't want to live forever. And while that's not humanly possible, it seems like technology is coming to the front to make sure you will be remembered forever. Likewise, a new online site called Eterni.me has been created to make sure your online presence is still there long after you have gone back to your maker (or wherever, in case religion is not on your agenda)
Eterni.me is a startup that's freshly baked out of MIT's Entrepreneurship Development Program and claims to have come up with a way by which the concerned person's personality will be digitally reconstructed after his or her death.
"Eterni.me collects almost everything that you create during your lifetime, and processes this huge amount of information using complex Artificial Intelligence algorithms," the official site reads.
"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," the description adds.
As of now, while there are next to no information on how the Eterni.me site actually works, Cnet states that the service "works by assembling a portrait based on your online activities."
Basically, interested users will have to provide the team with different chat logs, social-network information, photos, and e-mails, which the team will then use to reconstruct the person's memories and mannerisms.
Also, interested parties can enter their e-mail address to receive related updates about the launch, which is set to happen "soon." While the overall idea can be a bit creepy, would you like to have a avatar of yourself after you die? Let us know.