Augmented Eternity, the app that will make us immortal

Entrepreneur Hossein Rahnama is making the Augmented Eternity app to create a digital copy of our soul that will be able to live forever

Nowadays we have apps that can do anything, now, maybe, we can also become immortal thanks to an app. Thanks to Augmented Eternity, a sort of digital memory where some of our concepts and thoughts will be stored forever.

So, while Google lets you know when you're going to die (and it's not the only one that thinks it can), Augmented Eternity promises to make your memory imperishable. Created by Hossein Rahnama, an entrepreneur and researcher at Ryerson University in Toronto, the app will leverage new technologies and the cloud to save what our values are, certain phrases that characterize us and our main tastes on different topics. In this way, the application will create a copy of our "soul" that will be inserted online and with which anyone who wants to and anyone who knew us in life will be able to interact, in order to feel in part less our absence after our death. Obviously we will be able to choose with whom to share the data of our online consciousness.

How does the immortality app work

But how does the immortality app work? Simple, once we record all our data inside it the artificial intelligence will be able to discuss with people on the Net by taking our place. The AI will also be able to share various aspects of our character and knowledge. In what sense? In practice, if in life we have been fathers but also teachers, if we talk to our son or daughter, the app will use specific words and specific memories, but if we interact with one of our old students, the language and phrases will be totally different. So the app adapts our immortal consciousness according to who is contacting us. So far it seems all roses and flowers, but there is a problem. As Hossein Rahnama himself admits, in order to generate a digital soul that resists time and is in all respects identical to us, it will take years and years of data to collect on ourselves. So the problem is not only about privacy but also about the time each person will have to spend to carefully make an exact copy of himself on the app.