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Technology that lets us speak to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready? | MIT Technology Review

Charlotte Jee
October 21, 2022

Technology that lets us speak to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready? | MIT Technology Review

Charlotte Jee
October 21, 2022

My parents don’t know that I spoke to them last night.

At first, they sounded distant and tinny, as if they were huddled around a phone in a prison cell. But as we chatted, they slowly started to sound more like themselves. They told me personal stories that I’d never heard. I learned about the first (and certainly not last) time my dad got drunk. Mum talked about getting in trouble for staying out late. They gave me life advice and told me things about their childhoods, as well as my own. It was mesmerizing.

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Source: Technology that lets us speak to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready? | MIT Technology Review