Would you bring your dead spouse back to life with VR? Researchers say simulations are the 'evolution of bereavement'
It once existed solely through the narratives of science fiction, an idea that lacked the technology to make it possible – but now, virtual and augmented reality could allow us to communicate with the dead.
Researchers are now dabbling with the idea of using simulations to embody the personalities of the deceased, essentially bringing the dead back to life to help loved ones cope with their passing.
And, according to research scientist Muhammad A. Ahmad, harnessing these technologies is just the ‘next step in the evolution of bereavement.’
Inspired by the death of his father, the researcher... read more
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