From Me to Eternity

Does Virtual Immortality Await You in the New Lifelogs?

Everyone knows, of course, that you cannot live forever, but did you know that you may be able to become "virtually immortal"? Some of the latest attempts at immortality are not biologically based, but digital. One such scheme is called Eternime (, and its online pitch begins, "We all pass away, sooner or later. We only leave behind a few photos, maybe some home videos, or in rare situations, a diary or autobiography. But eventually, we are all forgotten."

To this sad fact of life (and death), Eternime then offers a solution:

What if . . .

• You could preserve your parents' memories forever?



has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. She resides in Dallas and currently works as a freelance science writer and educator.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #37, Summer 2016 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |