By Kelly Gerrish
For centuries humanity has been searching for the secret to eternal life. Now a new social networking site is promising its users digital immortality.
Eter9 claims to learn about your personality as you share photos, comment and like posts before continuing to post for you once you die.
If your social activity consists of posts about the weather and complaints to train companies, you can rest in peace knowing your commentary on these topics will continue long after you’re gone.
According to a statement on the Eter9 website the site ‘makes it possible to eternalize the user’ by using ‘specificities which allow a human being to achieve immortality in cyberspace.’
The concept appears to mimic the plot of the 2014 science fiction film Transcendence, where an artificial intelligence expert played by Johnny Depp uploads his consciousness onto a computer so he can continue to live after his death.
It all sounds a little creepy to us but 5,000 people have already signed up to use the site, which is currently in Beta testing. Maintaining an online presence after death is clearly something that interests a section of society, although perhaps not in the mainstream just yet.