An Ethical Framework for the Digital Afterlife Industry

Nature Human Behavior, 2018, DOI.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0335-2

5 Pages Posted: 16 May 2018

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Carl Ohman

University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Students

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: March 1, 2018

Abstract

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. We argue that the regulatory conventions guiding archaeological exhibitions could provide the basis for such a framework.

Keywords: digital ethics, digital afterlife industry, online death, political economy

Suggested Citation

Öhman, Carl and Floridi, Luciano, An Ethical Framework for the Digital Afterlife Industry (March 1, 2018). Nature Human Behavior, 2018, DOI.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0335-2 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3172038

Carl Öhman (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Students ( email )

1 St. Giles
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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