After the Singularity, heaven will be filled with pop-up ads

Taking cues from Jim Munroe's Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker's Postsingular, Tom Scott (previously) put together this deliciously twisted short animation Welcome to Life. Scott describes this film as "a science fiction story about what you see when you die. Or: the Singularity, ruined by lawyers." I'm loving the bit about memories of copyrighted works being excised post-mortem — if anyone ever removes Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody" from my psychic databank, then you've nailed my very definition of Hell.

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Anekanta
Anekanta - spoon denier

Yeah... this is why I don't want my consciousness copied. I'd hope that in such a lawyer-rich environment, one would have the option of a digital "Do not resuscitate" order that applies to uploaded and simulated consciousness.

I'd rather take my chances with the real afterlife. Even oblivion, if that's what awaits us, would be preferable to an endless existence in an ad-supported MMO.