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An ethical framework for the digital afterlife industry

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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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  1. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    • Carl Öhman
    •  & Luciano Floridi
  2. The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK

    • Luciano Floridi


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