It's said that an electronic device to be used to make contact with our loved ones in spirit is not too far off being developed.
The SoulPhone Foundation is supporting the work of Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health (LACH) at the University of Arizona. (also a member here on ALF)
Perhaps one day we'll be able to directly reach out to our loved ones for ourselves, without the need of a medium acting as a go-between.
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Evidence-Based Technology for Spirit Communication 2017-06-25