Immortal avatars: Back up your brain, never die

June 7, 2010 | Source: New Scientist Life

Several companies are taking the first steps to enable you to create a lifelike digital representation (avatar) that can continue long after your biological body has decomposed — ultimately, a personalized, conscious avatar embodied in a robot.

They include Lifenaut, Image Metrics, Project Lifelike, and Terasem Movement (CyBeRev).