Mom sees useless daughter however cannot contact her in digital actuality reunion


The kid seems earlier than her mom, desperately near being actual, however probably not there.

“Mum, the place have you ever been?” the lady asks. “I’ve missed you a large number. Have you ever missed me?”

The mom can see her, converse to her, however not contact her.

Jang Ji-sung tries in vain to touch her daughter in a virtual reality meeting.

Jang Ji-sung tries in useless to the touch her daughter in a digital actuality assembly.

“I’ve missed you Na-yeon,” she tells the computer-generated baby, making an attempt to stroke her hair.

Na-yeon is simply pixels, and a voice in headphones. The assembly is in a inexperienced room, a digital actuality headset on the mom’s head.

The virtual reality avatar of Na-yeon, who died of cancer age seven.

The digital actuality avatar of Na-yeon, who died of most cancers age seven.

Na-yeon died of leukaemia, age seven, in 2016.

For the mom, Jang Ji-sung, assembly her daughter’s avatar is advanced and deeply emotional.

“If Na-yeon have been alive, she would now be 11 years previous. And it is heartbreaking to see that her time has stopped on the age of seven. However I used to be so completely satisfied to see her that manner,” she mentioned.

The meeting is deeply emotional for the grieving mother.

The assembly is deeply emotional for the grieving mom.

The reunion was organised for a South Korean TV present, which has been accused of manipulating a grieving mom.

Media columnist Park Sang-hyun mentioned the documentary amounted to exploitation of non-public ache, AFP reported.

“It is comprehensible a grief-stricken mom would want to meet her late daughter. I’d do the identical,” he mentioned.

“The issue lies in that the broadcaster has taken benefit of a weak mom who misplaced a toddler for sake of the viewer rankings.

“If the mom had been counselled earlier than the filming, I ponder what sort of a psychiatrist would approve this.”

However Jang hoped the programme may console others who had misplaced family members.

“Although it was a really transient … I used to be actually completely satisfied within the second,” she wrote on her weblog – which she has since turned personal.

Jang mentioned her final want was to inform Na-yeon that she liked her and has by no means forgotten her.