The moment mum & dad ‘meet’ their dead son again: Coping with grief through VR tech

  • 📰 ChannelNewsAsia
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 64 sec. here
  • 3 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 29%
  • Publisher: 66%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

After losing their 12-year-old son, Raphael, to cancer in 2020, William and Winnie Lee were given a rare opportunity to preserve his memory in an unusual way. CNA producers helped them create a virtual reality (VR) avatar in his likeness so they could ‘interact’ with him in the metaverse.

After losing their 12-year-old son, Raphael, to cancer in 2020, William and Winnie Lee were given a rare opportunity to preserve his memory in an unusual way. CNA producers helped them create a virtual reality avatar in his likeness so they could ‘interact’ with him in the metaverse.

In this excerpt from the documentary Remembering Me, the Lees ‘meet’ Raphael’s avatar for the first time. But is grief tech for everyone?After losing their 12-year-old son, Raphael, to cancer in 2020, William and Winnie Lee were given a rare opportunity to preserve his memory in an unusual way. CNA producers helped them create a virtual reality avatar in his likeness so they could ‘interact’ with him in the metaverse.

In this excerpt from the documentary Remembering Me, the Lees ‘meet’ Raphael’s avatar for the first time. But is grief tech for everyone?But with the rise of digital tech and artificial intelligence , can we redefine our relationship with grief and loss? As grief tech become more common place, will how we say goodbye to loved ones – and to aspects in our own lives – be forever changed? As an early tech adopter, how will AI-assisted grieving change life and death in Singapore?

In this new three-part CNA series, Remembering Me, four individuals, each confronting loss in their own ways, explore how technology transforms the ways in which we remember and are remembered.News Video ReportsWe know it's a hassle to switch browsers but we want your experience with CNA to be fast, secure and the best it can possibly be.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 6. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

North Korea says Japan's Kishida showed intention to meet Kim Jong-un recentlySEOUL/TOKYO — North Korea's Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong-un, said on Monday (March 25) that Japanese Prime Fumio Kishida recently conveyed his intention to meet the North Korean leader soon through 'another channel', state media KCNA reported.
Source: asiaonecom - 🏆 10. / 59 Read more »

US 'very disappointed' after Netanyahu cancels Israeli visit to WashingtonSenior US officials would still meet for separate talks with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.
Source: straits_times - 🏆 5. / 69 Read more »

US puts pressure on Israel with Gaza ceasefire resolution as Qatar talks continueIsrael's spy chief David Barnea would travel to Qatar on March 22 to meet mediators.
Source: straits_times - 🏆 5. / 69 Read more »

Meet the youngest Malaysian female chef to have a Michelin-starred restaurantMs Michelle Goh is most proud of her Mia’s cereal bowl, which is an ode to her Sarawakian roots.
Source: STForeignDesk - 🏆 4. / 71 Read more »

Meet Melvados' 'Brownie Girl': She tests ice cream and brittle, and launched diabetic-friendly browniesSeven years ago, second-generation foodie Bandana Kaur gave up her dream of taking on corporate America to join her family’s homegrown food business, Melvados.
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Vietnam's parliament to meet over 'personnel issues', says letter to legislatorsHANOI — Vietnam's Parliament is set to meet on March 21 to discuss unspecified 'personnel issues', according to a letter sent to legislators seen by Reuters, amid speculation of a reshuffle of the Communist-ruled country's top leadership.
Source: asiaonecom - 🏆 10. / 59 Read more »