Madeline Ashby. Memento Mori. (Meeting Infinity, 2015)

meeting infinityIn case you weren’t sure, ‘memento mori’ is ‘..the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits’ (Wikipedia).

Ashby looks at a future where we can take on new bodies quite easily, on a whim, and go back to childhood should we wish. She follows Anika, a counsellor for people undergoing such changes, and looks at how relationships are affected, and how the individual reacts to these reboots : do you lose the essential ‘you’. And, in a neat twist, she finds out that she has pondered this issue before, although she can’t remember it…

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