A mother reunited with her deceased child in VR. Is this the future of mourning?

The Future Is Virtual Life After Death

7 February 2020

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Watch a Mother Reunite With Her Deceased Child in VR

Would you want to see a deceased loved one again — in a virtual world? In 2016, Jang Ji-sung's seven-year-old daughter Nayeon died of an incurable disease. Three years later, the South Korean mother was reunited with Nayeon — sort of — in a virtual world created for a televised documentary.

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TWO New Research: Cancer Symptoms Can Appear Years Before Diagnosis

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THREE Tesla Is Remotely Removing Autopilot Features From Used Cars

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FOUR Human Trial Suggests CRISPR Could Be a Viable Cancer Treatment

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FIVE Watch a Cybertruck Replace the DeLorean in "Back to the Future"

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OF INTEREST

Whistleblower Doctor Who Warned of Viral Outbreak Dies From It

Li Wenliang, the doctor from Wuhan, China who was one of the first to warn others about what was then an emerging coronavirus outbreak, died of the virus early on Friday morning. Li was hospitalized in January with a bad case of 2019-nCoV — and this week, conflicting reports emerged that he had died, with the hospital treating him claiming he was still alive.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

" I think we've got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus. "

 
Monica Grady, chancellor, UK's Liverpool Hope University



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