Have you heard about Intellitars? Intellitar.com describes them as: An artificially intelligent representation of you, that you can carry on a real-time conversation, just like a real person. Through your intellitar, you will be able to preserve and share your personality, life experiences, knowledge, wisdom, memories, in a way never before available.
For some interesting articles about Intellitars, check out:
Virtual Eternity: Leave Your Legacy Online With Your Own Digital Clone
Would You Like to Meet Your Ancestors?
A Lifelike Legacy
Some say the image is a bit creepy. The voice still sounds mechanical when it speaks. To check out a demonstration of an Intellitar, click here.
What I found interesting was that the person who is having an Intellitar made of them must take a Myers-Briggs personality asssessment to gather information to develop their identity and inpart their personality. For more about this, check out an article on Forbes blogs by clicking here.