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Is there intelligence after death?
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I once read a short story about an old man who still sat on the park bench he used to share with wife, having the same argument as always, except that her part was played by a recording made while his wife was still alive.

The idea is to record most living people, probably in 3D or holographic film, for when hologram technology takes off, talking about a large number of topics, prompted or unprompted.

After their death, video of them sitting or standing silently is projected perpetually onto a suitably sized gravestone. When you enter the cemetery and see thousands of people patiently waiting, you can talk to any one of them, and their responses are instigated by voice activators which look up recordings by topic keyword or synonym.

Just as valuable to have the anonymous swarm finally put their lives into meaningful order while they can still listen to their own advice.

4and20, Nov 10 2015

"Hologram" for your smartphone https://www.youtube...watch?v=7YWTtCsvgvg
[4and20, Nov 10 2015]

"Light of Other Days" by Bob Shaw http://hell.pl/szym.../1932093001__17.htm
Somehow your idea reminded me of this story from years ago. [Wrongfellow, Nov 10 2015]


       Just add a fog machine to seriously freak out little kids and make sure they have nightmares and wake up screaming for the rest of their lives ... [+]
8th of 7, Nov 10 2015

       Will it be an actual 3D hologram, or just a cheap 2D imitation reflected on a clear plastic screen? [+] either way.   

       Which makes me think, you could have a script to run on the hb server to automatically [+] or [-] any idea featuring selected combinations of words.
pocmloc, Nov 10 2015

       Like in I, Robot?
notexactly, Nov 10 2015

       Superman's dad.
tatterdemalion, Nov 10 2015


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