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All the ghosts in the machine : illusions of immortality in the digital age, Elaine Kasket

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All the ghosts in the machine : illusions of immortality in the digital age
Title
All the ghosts in the machine
Title remainder
illusions of immortality in the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Kasket
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As we're compelled to capture, store and share more and more of our personal information, there's something we often forget. All that data doesn't just disappear when our physical bodies shuffle off this mortal coil. If the concept of remaining socially active after you're no longer breathing sounds crazy, you might want to get used to the idea. Digital afterlives are a natural consequence of the information age, a reality that barely anyone has prepared for and that 'anyone' probably includes you. In All the Ghosts in the Machine, psychologist Elaine Kasket sounds a clarion call to everyone who's never thought about death in the digital age. When someone's hyperconnected, hyperpersonal digital footprint is transformed into their lasting legacy, she asks, who is helped, who is hurt, and who's in charge? And why is now such a critical moment to take our heads out of the sand? Weaving together personal, moving true stories and scientific research, All the Ghosts in the Machine takes you on a fascinating tour through the valley of the shadow of digital death. In the process, it will transform how you think about your life and your legacy, in a time when our technologies are tantalising us with fantasies of immortality. --
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Kasket, Elaine
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Death
  • Digital media
  • Personal information management
  • Immortality
Target audience
general
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All the ghosts in the machine : illusions of immortality in the digital age, Elaine Kasket
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
Contents
The new elysium -- The anatomy of online grief -- Terms and conditions -- Behind the portcullis -- Stewarding the online dead -- The uncanny valley -- The voice of the dead -- Remembering Zoe
Control code
on1085135284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781472141897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085135284
Label
All the ghosts in the machine : illusions of immortality in the digital age, Elaine Kasket
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The new elysium -- The anatomy of online grief -- Terms and conditions -- Behind the portcullis -- Stewarding the online dead -- The uncanny valley -- The voice of the dead -- Remembering Zoe
Control code
on1085135284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781472141897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085135284

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