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The Afterlife
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in posthuman visions of the future, uploading also seems like a techno-utopian vision of the afterlife, so in a sense, "dying" and "going to digital "heaven" is possible in the setting (why digital substrates will let uploads actually "live forever", as kurzweil fans say, I don't know).
(this is distinct from any metaphysical sense of the afterlife)

in addition, engenerators
http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4a3d78dc77e6f
allow reincarnation, in a sense, so death and selfhood don't have quite the same meaning in some OA societies as we do. In some OA societies, there can be both a technologically possible "afterlife" through uploading and engenerated re-incarnation, as well as the unconfirmed afterlife beliefs we've always had.
Orion's arm has a pretty optimistic stance on this technology, of course.
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The Afterlife - by AmrlKJaneway - 11-17-2013, 12:25 PM
RE: The Afterlife - by Drashner1 - 11-17-2013, 02:31 PM
RE: The Afterlife - by AmrlKJaneway - 11-17-2013, 05:20 PM
RE: The Afterlife - by Rynn - 11-17-2013, 10:08 PM
RE: The Afterlife - by SteelEnsouled - 11-18-2013, 03:58 AM
RE: The Afterlife - by stevebowers - 11-18-2013, 04:41 AM
RE: The Afterlife - by Dfleymmes1134 - 11-18-2013, 06:32 AM
RE: The Afterlife - by Rynn - 11-18-2013, 06:40 AM

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