I spend a lot of my day talking about and planning for death.  Until now, it’s been an inevitability of life.  However, a la Black Mirror, artificial intelligence specialists and computer scientists say they are close to creating programs to digitize the mind.  A startup claims to have successfully preserved an animal’s brain connectomes to store memories, the human brain is the next step.

If that’s not crazy enough for you, several other startups have developed digital avatars and androids that replication personalities, enabling social immortality.

Of course, there are just as many nay-sayers as there are beliebers, but say what you will, what an exciting time for us all!