Will our digital souls live on after our physical death?
VOM ENDE DER ENDLICHKEIT
(The End of Finiteness)
by Moritz Riesewieck & Hans Block
Goldmann/PRH Verlagsgruppe, April 2022
Can the personality of a deceased person be recreated and eventually transferred to a digital revenant? Will we be able to talk to the dead in the future? What sounds like a science fiction plot is already being worked on: Start-ups are working on a digital form of immortality, raising great hopes among people who have lost their partners, family members and friends.
Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block accompany the first customers meeting their digital clones and hear the voices of the deceased speak to the mourners. They get exclusive insights into the technologies that are supposed to make digital resurrection possible. On their journeys into the digital afterlife, the authors discover the rebirth of an ancient concept of humanity in a new guise: the renaissance of the soul.
Moritz Riesewieck, born in 1985, is a theatre and film director and author. He obtained a degree in economics before studying directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.
Hans Block, born in 1985, is a director and the author of several radio plays. He has degrees in percussion from the University of the Arts and in directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.