Achievement Unlocked: Immortality, thanks to a new project out of MIT that will let you live forever inside of a computer.
It's called Eterni.me. Weird names aside, this project aims to use all the data collected on you over your lifetime, as well as a scan of your digital image, to recreate your personality.
It's being sold as a video chat with your virtual self for relatives and friends, and even just thinking about that is giving me chills. Imagine speaking to an exact replica of your dead friend from beyond the grave...
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.
Thousands are signing up for the early-access beta, including a tentative yours-truly, hoping to get access to their own digital selves before they shuffle off this mortal coil.
It almost exactly resembles an episode of Black Mirror, or that new Johnny Depp movie where he gets downloaded into a computer. Except without all the destroying the world stuff.
Would you sign up to live forever? [Eterni.me]