When we die, we rely on wills to distribute our assets. It’s intrinsically a subjective experience–we choose who deserves what–but imagine if we removed all that messy human emotion from the equation and instead left our inheritances to a computer algorithm.
This is the idea behind Beyond Blood, by artist-designer Sures Kumar, reports an article in Fast Company Magazine. It’s an art project that imagines an algorithm from the not-so-distant future. By piecing together all of these moments from our lives, the algorithm would determine, in unrelenting math, who really deserves to inherit what. Does your estranged child really deserve your McMansion, or should your loyal housekeeper get it?