Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers

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Tue, May 15th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you're looking forward to the singularity, that moment in time where we'll be able to upload our conscious mind to a computer and live forever, Tom Scott created this video on what the digital afterlife may be like, courtesy of lawyers and copyright.

If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Monroe's Everyone in Silico, where I first found the idea of a corporate-sponsored afterlife; Rudy Rucker's trippy Postsingular, which introduced me to the horrifying idea of consciousness slums.

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