An ethical framework for the digital afterlife industry

The web is increasingly inhabited by the remains of its departed users, a phenomenon that has given rise to a burgeoning digital afterlife industry. This industry requires a framework for dealing with its ethical implications. The regulatory conventions guiding archaeological exhibitions could provide the basis for such a framework.

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Öhman, C., Floridi, L. An ethical framework for the digital afterlife industry. Nat Hum Behav 2, 318–320 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0335-2

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