Adam, So What You’re Saying Is: Robot Ghosts?

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August 1, 2011 by Sarojini Seupersad

Adam Ostrow, Editor in Chief of Mashable.com, is really weird. He gave this presentation at a recent TEDtalk and managed to bum the whole audience out. To him, it would be super cool if – based on previous material posted by you – Facebook, Twitter et al, could continue to post and update your pages AFTER YOU’RE DEAD. Spooky! Are we just an amalgamation of our status updates, tweets and online personas? Could a computer model predict what you’d say after the last episode of 30 Rock (perish the thought!) if you’re not around to post it yourself? Is death is the new black? No, I don’t think that’s good enough. The thing that makes life worth living and makes us savor everything we touch – is the fact that we all die. And besides, I’m kind of a jerk on Facebook. I wouldn’t want that personality to be the one that survives. Still, this video is worth watching.

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9 thoughts on “Adam, So What You’re Saying Is: Robot Ghosts?

  1. aparisi13 says:

    I’m kind of a jerk on facebook too. I like your style…

  2. lovelove says:

    lol talk about creepy….I’ll bookmark this blog ^w^ I’ve read some of your other comments and I LOVE THEM. I’m totally gonna follow.

  3. Aloha says:

    Wow, this is crazy…. and kind of scary. To have your life taken over by robots so you can keep social networking after you’re six feet underground? Honestly I don’t find the idea appealing, and I don’t understand how Adam is so psyched.

    Congrats on the FP– that’s how I found your blog. Love your clever writing style!

  4. CrystalSpins says:

    “I’m kind of a jerk on Facebook. I wouldn’t want that personality to be the one that survives”

    Oh my God, yes. I’m with you…

  5. deehsarsiavo says:

    I’m pretty sure even Oprah’s had her moments.Nothing a quick click and delete can’t take care of though! For all the fascinating idea TED puts on the map, this one is certainly out there =/

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