talking with the dead

If a person’s frame of mind is captured in detail from the record of the person’s life, then a meaningful dialog could be carried on with a bot that reflects that frame of mind. (Such dialogs will be a future major achievement of AI.)
keywords: Artificial Intelligence, detailed documentation

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Money merely allows you to act according to your wonts. (This is why fundamental problems cannot be solved simply by throwing money at them.) Your wonts are determined by your priorities, and changing your priorities is what religion is all about.
cf:
“contradictions, inherent in ideological theories, are never a serious embarrassment to them. For ideologies are not aimed at deepening cognition, but at determining the will.”
— Hans Kelsen, Pure Theory of Law (p. 286)
keywords: conversion, born again