LifeNaut is a web app offering a „digital backup of a personality“. You sign up as to Facebook, create an avatar and feed it with personal information. Anyone chatting with the avatar shouldn’t notice a difference to the original person. ZEIT ONLINE reports that a meaningful conversation is possible after only „5 to 10 hours of training“. I put it to the test and did a short interview with a „virtual spokesperson“ of LifeNaut.