Ahead of the interview I wanted to share some notes that I made whilst reading this book, as it is an area which is becoming more important but do we think enough about our digital memories or digital life? The conversation may also have influenced the direction of my PhD!
- Do we need to be much more aware of ethical or moral issues of what happens when something happens to us? Do we need to think about the impact of others of our digital legacy?
- Is sentiment capable of being digitised? As a society are we losing the value of sentamentality or are we evolving a new kind?
- Richard makes a great point about filtering our lives. When we stored everything physically we had to make choices on what we kept, digitally we can keep everything...what effect will that have on history?
- How 3D printing is making it possible to archive our real life, our real artifacts in a way that no other genereation could think possible?
- Where I used to think of my life online as different place, with the new technology are we merging our digital and physical lifes?
- There are real business opportunities for companies who can design sentiment or design memories into digital products or services.
- How we evolve through our lives in terms of thinking about our legacy and also the weight we give to memories.
- If the possibility of replacing someone with a 3D image exists, do we understand the moral, psychological impacts of this technology?
Fascinating stuff from Richard, the interview will go live on Friday so watch out for some answers or some thoughts on the above....