Posts tagged Death
'Light At The End Of The Tunnel' Explained. The Science Behind Near Death Experiences

Many people claim to see a bright light at the end of a tunnel on their deathbeds.  Those of us with religious beliefs see this as the light of heaven; but researchers have discovered new evidence that proves otherwise, claiming these visions may be caused by Electrical surges in the brain.

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'The Tweet Hereafter' Documents The Final Tweets Of The Recently Deceased

Thanks to Social Media, your "famous last words" can be chronicled as the final sign-off of your online and physical life.  As human beings, we are only beginning to explore what happens to your digital life when you die; but a project titled 'The Tweet Hereafter' explores this with a collection of the last tweets ever posted by "notable, newsworthy, famous, or infamous people."

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'Trial By Timeline' App Scans Your Facebook To Find International Crimes Committed

Amnesty International has launched a Facebook application called Trial By Timeline, which illustrates to users of the social network how their public postings and interactions could see them imprisoned, tortured, killed by extremists or even beheaded in other countries with oppressive regimes.

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A New Insight Into A Harvard Scientists' Bid For Immortality

Self-described “outlandishly futuristic thinker” and post-doctoral scientist at Harvard Ken Hayworth believes that he can live forever. Described in the article ‘The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality’ by Evan R. Goldstein, Hayworth theorises that the day will come where his ‘consciousness’ will be “revived on computer” after death, and predicts that by 2110 mind uploading – the transfer of a biological brain to a silicon-based operating system – will “be as common as laser eye surgery is today”.

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Researchers Hoping To ‘Eliminate Death’ By 2045, Working On Humanoid Robot Avatars

It is estimated that a total of 55.3 million people die each year, equivalent to almost 2 every single second. Death is a fact of life, or so we thought. A project by the name of Russia 2045 is ambitiously attempting to conquer immortality in as little as 33 years by way of creating humanoid robots that have human personalities stored on artificial brains.

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What Happens To Your Digital Life When You Die?

The after-thought of your mortality: all of your social profiles and cloud stored items create the sum of one digital personification of the self.  What happens to this when you die?

This has been something that Life Insurance Finder have been exploring rather thoroughly recently, and after releasing their blogazine on the matter not too long ago, they've delved further into the matter with a video infographic.

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Infographic of the day: Death and Gravestone symbolism
This one is both interesting because of all the historical facts behind something that we've seen end up to be some sort of eulogy followed by an unfortunately cheesy quote of some sorts mean something on a functional level through image pragmatics.  And it's funny because it was commissioned by a Life insurance company.  Warming up those beds and bank accounts for you!  Our infographic of the day, courtesy of Life Insurance Finder.
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