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Digital Immortality

Can technology allow us to live forever? With the help of chatbots, holograms and avatars, our personalities can live on after we die.

William Shatner of Captain Kirk fame to become immortal

William Shatner – famous for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek – is having a hologram of himself created that will be able to interact with people after he dies. With the help of AI, the hologram will answer questions about the actor’s life.

 

Kiyan Prince returns to the pitch for FIFA 2021

Up and coming British soccer player Kiyan Prince died in 2006 aged 15. For the computer game FIFA 21, a grown-up version returns to the pitch. His avatar plays for Queen Park Rangers.

 

 

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