Hello and welcome to Lifenaut. My name is Randy ONeal and I am a new Lifenaut blog contributor. Bruce Duncan invited me to share weekly blog posts for fellow Lifenaut users. I am a guitarist, a programmer, a husband, a futurist, and a father of 4 children. Above all else, I to am a […]
A recent tech story that illustrates the idea of using today’s digital tools to pay “yourself forward” to future generations, caught my eye this week. The news article was Wired Magazine’s article “How a Son Made a Chatbot of His Dying Dad.. James Vlahos’ father was dying, so he set out to save his dad’s memories […]
One of the more controversial ideas of transhumanism is the notion of mind uploading where the essence of a person, their mind, would be transferred to a computer. A related but less ambitious project is constructing a simulated “second self” or mindclone to continue your personality, work and relationships after death. Or perhaps just to […]
“Ten years before the Civil War, the city of Rochester, NY asked Frederick Douglass to speak for its July 4, 1852 celebration. Douglass accepted, but rather than join in the ‘celebration,’ Douglass took it in an unexpected direction.”
“Helping people to come together around the building of an online biography and avatar about someone they care about,very cool! I Imagine bringing back my favorite great grandfather or auntie back to virtual life, using family history, old photos, videos and other digital reflections for sharing with future generations.”
“ Helping people to come together around the building of an online biography and avatar about someone they care about can be fun! Imagine bringing your favorite great grandfather or auntie back to virtual life, using family history, old photos, videos and other digital reflections about the person and sharing with future generations to come. “
Bruce Duncan, Managing Director, Terasem Movement Foundation Inc.