Digital Reincarnation

Virtually Exploring the Undiscovered Country

I have multiple friends who have lost loved ones recently. Some of them work in XR. And so a topic we occasionally explore is the role of XR and “digital twins” in this case to bring the departed back into this world, or not. I write this with great respect and empathy for anyone who has lost someone and ask that you’d respond in kind.

The idea of digitally re-incarnating people raises many ethical and even health questions. The technical questions are somewhat less interesting, given we can feed everyone’s audio and…



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Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Pioneer (30+ years), started/helped projects at Microsoft (HoloLens), Apple, Amazon, Keyhole (Google Earth), Linden Lab (Second Life), Disney (VR), XR Guild