Hi James, Thank you for your post. About the present family and visibility issue, Jim Rosenberg sent me a link in an earlier conversation http://www.gizmag.com/microsoft-holoportation-hololens-virtual-reality-hologram/42501/. I actually think this experience would benefit from the virtual presence of another family member to accompany the dying individual in this environment–they could help navigate, populate the environment with photos, videos, etc. I remember my aunt's last weeks fighting pancreatic cancer–she was depressed, very uncomfortable, unable or unwilling to discuss funeral arrangements. I wondered if my uncle would have benefited from a VR environment where he could have asked her about her favorite photographs, moments, music, etc. in a manner that wasn't obviously associated with funeral arrangements. She was too weak to go anywhere–perhaps too weak to navigate a VR environment with a joystick, etc. but with my uncle's help–it could have provided a type of psychological escape–perhaps one that would have fostered the conversations that he wished he could have had with her in that difficult time.
Hi Subhashree, Aaron pointed me to your post–I'd love to hear more about your thoughts on what this ideal life would be comprised of–could you describe what you would spend most of your time seeing or doing in this environment? Some questions I have–is it filled with things, moments, people, is there a narrative? Thanks for your post!