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Old 12-02-2020, 08:52 PM
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A South Korean mother has been met by a digital version of her dead daughter after her body, voice and face were recreated using virtual reality technology.

A TV documentary showed the meeting of Jang Ji-sung, a mother of four, with a virtual version of her deceased daughter Nayeon, according to Korean newspaper Aju Business Daily.

The virtual reunion came after Nayeon, Ms Jang's third child, passed away in 2016. The digital avatar was created using images collected from a child model and from pictures of Nayeon.

The encounter was filmed as part of a Korean show, Meeting You, broadcast on the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.

The show is designed to give relatives who are grieving the loss of a loved one the chance to say goodbye to a virtual version of their lost family member.

Wearing a virtual reality headset, Ms Jang was able to hear a digital version of the child's voice and even experience a sense of touch using virtual reality gloves.

The pair met in a virtual park. They interacted before the child went to sleep saying she is not “hurting anymore”.

Ms Jang said: “Maybe it’s a real paradise. I met Nayeon, who called me with a smile, for a very short time, but it’s a very happy time. I think I’ve had the dream I’ve always wanted.”

On her blog, Ms Jang said she agreed to take part in the documentary for “someone who has lost a child like me, or who has lost a brother or a parent”.

Virtual reality and holograms are increasingly being used to create virtual versions of death people. The recent Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker featured a computer generated version of the actress Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016.

Dead musicians including Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson have all been "brought back" for stage shows using holograms.

But virtual reality is also being used to treat patients with a fear of death. A study from researchers at the University of Barcelona used virtual reality headsets to mirror “near death” experiences, and study how participants reacted to the phenomena.









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Old 12-02-2020, 11:14 PM
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Something about this makes me really uncomfortable. I can't imagine it is ultimately healthy for the grieving process.
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:25 PM
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Something about this makes me really uncomfortable. I can't imagine it is ultimately healthy for the grieving process.
I think unless you’ve experienced unexpected loss, you really don’t know what you might do..
Instead of having to visualise, you are given a visual. Perhaps there is great comfort in this.
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Old 13-02-2020, 12:26 AM
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I agree with Matlock, creepy as fuck.
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Old 13-02-2020, 07:49 AM
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One if the most underrated sci fi shows ever was the BSG prequel Caprica. One season was made and then the fuckers cancelled it

The situation in the article above was a very strong plot point and led to the creation of the cylons.
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Old 13-02-2020, 07:51 AM
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Something about this makes me really uncomfortable. I can't imagine it is ultimately healthy for the grieving process.
Unless you are in the situation, you really cant tell. People would give anything....i mean anything.

Is it healthy and helps deal with grieving and loss..absolutely no.
People would dissapear into a virtual world rather than deal with loss in the real one.
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Old 13-02-2020, 08:44 AM
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290780/
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Old 13-02-2020, 09:17 AM
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Yeah, I'm not ok with this.
You'd never move on or get closure.

a bit like Marion Cotillard in Inception.
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Old 13-02-2020, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, I'm not ok with this.
You'd never move on or get closure.

a bit like Marion Cotillard in Inception.
Another good example but the last few seconds of the movie and the spinning top put this in doubt
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