The Singularity, ruined by lawyers
May 14, 2012 6:38 AM   Subscribe

Welcome To Life is a (very) short film by Tom Scott.
posted by motty (12 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
If one of those 57,384 pieces of copyrighted music being deleted is "Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae, I can get behind this.
posted by nathancaswell at 6:52 AM on May 14, 2012 [3 favorites]

Reminds me of Dave Langford's 'New Hope For The Dead'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:18 AM on May 14, 2012 [3 favorites]

I'd sign it, but I'd need a lawyer to look at the Agreement I signed when I was born. That agreement and this one are shockingly similar, and I'd need an expert in Contract Law to sort it all out.

I'd hate to spend the remainder of my time in Life in contract disputes.

(I would also welcome the deletion of any and all things relating to Dave Matthews.)
posted by CarlRossi at 7:38 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is (hjh asd8y 8d 23 8 uehuh 8 77&&&_ GOOD
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:44 AM on May 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

Those arbitrary changes to the consciousnesses of the (dead) person kind of negate the idea that the person has any choice in what they purchase. So if you're rewiring the person anyway, why bother with the budget, ad-supported plan -- why not just make the digitized consciousness (who somehow has access to their bank account) choose to give you all their money directly?

I guess that's kind of what happens to living consumers already. Creepy.
posted by swift at 8:36 AM on May 14, 2012

For such a simple presentation, that was actually terrifying.
posted by polywomp at 9:33 AM on May 14, 2012 [3 favorites]

Boring EULA. Blah blah blah. Think about the desired button to continue.

posted by ymgve at 11:09 AM on May 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

I guess I gotta enjoy all these copyrighted materials in my brain right now!!

That was haunting!
posted by No more Mr. Smartypants at 12:06 PM on May 14, 2012

Douglas Adams would be proud.

thank you!
posted by jammy at 3:53 PM on May 14, 2012

Yep, that's pretty much how i figured it'll happen. An afterlife created by lawyers can only ever be hell.
posted by Lighthammer at 4:38 PM on May 14, 2012

I was just about to post this.

Brave new world we're building for ourselves.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:00 PM on May 14, 2012

This is like...Resurrection from Battlestar Galactica gone wrong.
posted by astapasta24 at 7:53 PM on May 14, 2012

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