what death would look like in the future.
You’re now old, you’ve used up your youth card, grey hair and weak bone have caught up with you and it is now time to transition. What will that look like in the future?
When I am gone, I’d like “FREE WIFI” to be written on my tomb. Just so more people can visit, sit and have a deep dark conversation with me, that they don’t want to share with anyone, I’d love that :)
Sorry, I digress, let’s continue.
So let's assume you’re now old, you’ve used up your youth card, grey hair and weak bone have caught up with you, you’ve enjoyed your life and it is now time to transition. Hopefully, you’re a very social person, which means you’ve lots of data left behind (ie. a bunch of content you shared everywhere) that can be traced back to you. You’ve taken lots of pictures, tweeted a bunch of humour, and shared some random advice with the world. Then we are good to transition.
Transitioning in this aspect does not necessarily mean death, it means a change of state, from physical to “phygital” or let’s say moving to metaworld. What I mean by phygital is a term which means mixed reality; mixing the real world with the artificial world, it is another term for the metaverse. This will be possible with a bunch of tools that will have available today, an example is connecting Neuralink to your brain and transmitting it into a Tesla bot. Tesla Bot, also known as Optimus, is a conceptual general-purpose robotic humanoid under development by Tesla, Inc.
See the image below to learn more.
BEFORE YOU TRANSITION:
Don’t worry not what you imagine. It is more simple and more straightforward in my imagination.
So the process will look like this:
Your memory will be downloaded into a neural link,
An avatar will be created for you or luckily you have one that you’ve purchased as NFT art. This is if you decide to stay in the virtual world, NFT will now be your new identity.
Let's assume you have purchased some real estate in the metaverse, why not right? Well, that will now be your new home, that sounds good right.
But to be able to exist outside the real world, you will need to create your own space in the metaverse.
If you look at how humans currently interact, which is mostly the use of digital tools nothing is happening outside the metaworld. You can call your family on Apple Facetime, Whatsapp video calls, Zoom, GoogleMeet and the likes. You chat on social apps and meet people online. You don’t interact with physical cash anymore instead, you use a card and digital wallet, transmitting binary between each other. This will make transitioning seamless.
WHAT MONEY WILL I SPEND?
Let’s talk about money, how will you move money around? What will you spend after your transition? What will you spend it on? Well, your money will be transcribed to digital currency as it is, every currency is now digital anyway. But you might not have access to that because it can still be categorised as hard cash and controlled by the government. To save you all of this stress, your money will be converted to cryptocurrency that you can easily exchange for any digital currency of choice in the metaworld. Sounds fun right? Maybe a little fictional but not far from reality. Don’t be scared, you’d get used to it.
What can you buy?
You’ll need internet on the other side, yeah.
You can decide to buy a Tesla bot or their fancy autonomous car by creating an account with them and buying one.
You can buy an autonomous EV, and be plugin as the software.
You can subscribe to music and online show.
If you look at the technology we have today all of this shouldn’t sound new, it is just a matter of time before we get here. Since Amazon is working to make Alexa mimic your voice while you’re gone, this also means you can communicate with your loved one when you’ve transitioned with your real voice. Luckily the technology might have improved to a better stage, may the stage that it can stimulate consciousness, this means you they’d be more aware of the world.
Good news! You can now be replicated and come back as a cyborg or choose to remain in the metaverse if you choose to, doing everything from your “phygital” real estate.
CAN YOUR FAMILY INTERACT WITH YOU? OF COS YES.
Your family can use VR gear to communicate with you, you’ll be fine. All of your memory of them is not gone, it is still you, but not the biological you. You might not be fully conscious but you’ll remember them, their name and their faces. You’ll still be following them on social media, you can say hello. If you’d love to delve deep, see Black Mirror on Netflix.
Thanks for reading “thus” far.
Will you give it a shot? I don’t mean now. Maybe when you’re 90 at least.