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The political economy of death in the age of information: a critical approach to the Digital Afterlife Industry

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Online technologies enable vast amounts of data to outlive their producers online, thereby giving rise to a new, digital form of afterlife presence. Although researchers have begun investigating the nature of such presence, academic literature has until now failed to acknowledge the role of commercial interests in shaping it. The goal of this paper is to analyse what those interests are and what ethical consequences they may have. This goal is pursued in three steps. First, we introduce the c...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11023-017-9445-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
ORCID:
0000-0002-8887-5324
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Minds and Machines Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
4
Pages:
639-662
Publication date:
2017-09-07
Acceptance date:
2017-08-22
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ISSN:
1572-8641 and 0924-6495
Pubs id:
pubs:730416
URN:
uri:2667286c-9e22-4f27-ba1c-fcab3f5dbcaf
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uuid:2667286c-9e22-4f27-ba1c-fcab3f5dbcaf
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pubs:730416

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