Grieving mother reunited with her deceased young daughter in VR simulation
This is an extremely heart-wrenching scene to watch.
A South Korean production company aired a documentary last week, in which a mother was reunited with her deceased young daughter through a virtual reality simulation.
The MBC Documentary production company worked for eight months on creating the VR version of Nayeon, the seven-year-old girl who died of an incurable disease in 2016.
The documentary, titled I Met You, aired on South Korean TV last week, showing viewers the moment when mother and daughter were reunited in a virtual park, where they celebrated Nayeon's birthday, and the girl's avatar was presented with an approximation of the real girl's voice.
Aju Business Daily spoke to Jang Ji-sung, the mother of four children, who said of the moment she met her deceased daughter: (the following is translated from Korean to English) "Maybe it's a real paradise. I met Nayeon, who called me with a smile, for a very short time, but it's a very happy time. I think I've had the dream I've always wanted."
Tech outlet Futurism have reported that interacting with deceased loved ones may soon become the norm, stating that: "Several startups are setting the groundwork for that future, compiling data about people both living and dead so they can create digital avatars of those people. Other companies are already building robot clones of real people."
You can watch the full 10-minute documentary below:
Clip via MBCdocumentary