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
Date Written: March 1, 2018
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
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