Digital Immortality For Your Personality

ETER9 is a beta social network that proposes to learn your likes and dislikes so thoroughly that it can create an artificially intelligent agent - a Counterpart - that will be your immortal digital self.

ETER9 is a social network that relies on Artificial Intelligence as a central element, and it’s currently in the BETA stage. Even in your absence, the virtual beings will publish, comment and interact with you intelligently.

The Counterpart is your Virtual Self that will stay in the system and interact with the world just like you would if you were present. Your Counterpart will learn more with each action you take. The more you interact in the new social network, the more your Counterpart will learn!

Eternizing is a way of keeping your thoughts and posts for all time. Are you curious? Come meet your Counterpart and become eternal. Challenge the impossible.

SF writers have had fun with this kind of prediction since the 1960's. A very early reference to the idea of downloading your mind into a robotic body can be found in a 1965 comic called T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Anthony Dunn was a scientist who developed a way to electronically place his mind into the computer brain of a robot, cheating death. He became NoMan, able to transfer his mind from one robotic body to the next at will.


(From NoMan can download his mind)

Also, Frederick Pohl's Gateway/Hechee Saga made extensive use of "digital immortality", for both humans, and the Hechee who had their own version of the technology.

I'd also mention the construct from Neuromancer, William Gibson's all-award-winning 1984 novel.

David Brin's 2002 novel Kiln People allows people to imprint their personalities on android copies that last only a day - ditto blanks:

The sensible thing, as always, would be to send a copy. But my place is too far from the Teller building. My little home kiln couldn't thaw and imprint quickly enough to make Blaine's rendezvous.
(Learn more about imprinting.)

An example of being able to make a backup copy of your mind can be found in Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon.

"You can't kill me just by wiping out my cortical stack."

"You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?"

Bancroft smiled. "Every 48 hours." He tapped the back of his neck. "Direct needlecast from here into a shielded stack over at the PsychaSec installation at Alcatraz." (Read more about the cortical stack.)

You can also download your mind into a synthetic sleeve, an android body.

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