Dead Labour

Elaine Kasket
10 min readJan 16, 2024

Ghostbots are coming for your job

Image created by DALL-E with prompt ‘the digitally persistent dead could carry on working’

Afew years from now, will we look back with nostalgia at an era when we only had to compete with fellow living folks for our jobs?

As an expert in digital afterlives, I can’t help but think that the combination of rapidly developing, unregulated AI with even more unregulated and unprotected ‘digital remains’ is something we should all be thinking about a whole lot more.

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Elaine Kasket

Speaker, coach, cyberpsychologist. Author of REBOOT: Reclaiming Your Life in a Tech-Obsessed World and All the Ghosts in the Machine.