"I Met You", a televised documentary from the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, told the story of Jang Ji-sung, a mother whose 7-year-old daughter Nayeon died of an incurable disease.
The production team worked on the project with VR experts to create a moving installation of Nayeon, using data from photos and videos taken in her lifetime.
On her blog, Ms Jang said she agreed to take part in the documentary for "someone who has lost a child like me, or who has lost a brother or a parent".
Jang, who wears a necklace with Nayeon's ashes in the charm, can be seen conversing with her daughter, singing songs, watching her play on a swing set, and even celebrating her birthday with a cake and balloons.
Nayeon's mother, Jang Ji-sung, put on the virtual reality (VR) headgear and was transported to a garden where her daughter stood smiling in a bright purple dress.
As her daughter said, 'I missed mom a lot, ' Jang replied, 'I missed you, too'.
Jang was at first hesitant to touch the digital representation of her child until Nayeon insists she hold her hand.
She held hands with the avatar, tears streaming down her face. The tearful reunion of Jang and Nayeon is also witnessed by the child's father, brother, and sister, who are watching it from the side-lines.
The reunion came to an end when Nayeo said that she was exhausted and told her mother goodbye before going to sleep in the field.
As the clip goes on Jang becomes visibly emotional as do onlookers, including members of her family.
"Three years later, I now think I should love her more than miss her and feel sick so that I can be confident when I meet her later", she wrote, according to Metro UK. However, Dr Blay Whitby, philosopher and technology ethicist at the University of Sussex told an worldwide news outlet that that Korean show has sparked "worrying ethical issues". Who controls the words that they say? Regardless of the long term moral and ethical concerns are that we are going to need to confront, this is very fucked up. Is it a one-time opportunity to enable closure or do you then prolong that relationship?
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