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Eternal You

Eternal You

Hans Block & Moritz Riesewieck / Germany & United States / 2024

Can modern technology realise the dream of eternal life? Yes, say the sci-fi optimists in Silicon Valley, who are determined to make death obsolete through artificial intelligence in a film that soberly and thoughtfully raises the biggest questions - and provides possible answers.

In capitalism, supply and demand rule, and nowhere is the demand greater than when it comes to escaping death. And with new developments in artificial intelligence, eternal life may become a real possibility. At least if you ask the radical tech entrepreneurs who are offering those left behind the chance to talk to their deceased children, parents or partners. Reality overtakes ‘Black Mirror’ in a documentary that uncovers the booming market of AI companies trying to turn immortality into a product. From haunted chatbots to a heartbreaking VR encounter between a mother and her deceased daughter, opportunities (and moral grey areas) abound for those willing to pay. ‘Eternal You’ is a refreshingly sober tech reportage that never shies away from the ethical dilemmas raised by the sci-fi optimism in Silicon Valley.