My father is dead

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2013

Gérard was my father, he watched many of my videos but he didn't tell me much about what he thought about them. I wish I had geared my father up with a wearable computer to detect his heart-attack, if that is what killed him. My father died a few years too early to be able to take part in Singularity, as artificial intelligence can soon use video and our recorded responses to make us live forever believably in a virtual reality. But my father never wanted to be recorded, pictures with him are rare, especially in the last 20 years. I visited him in Switzerland about 10 times a year in the last few years using Easyjet. He lived alone since my mother left him 20 year ago, but he loved talking to people. My father could amaze anyone with his smart and fast wit filled with humor, cultural references, football references. He could start talking with anyone in the street, in stores, at stadiums, and he'd be able to entertain them and talk at least half an hour about football. My father has been fully invested in watching every single football match since the early 50'ies, he knows everything about every football player and trainer throughout Europe. His and my favorite teams are Servette FC in Switzerland, Inter Milan, Napoli, Juventus in Italy, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Dortmund in Germany.

Please understand that I am delaying the publishing of about 50 videos that I filmed in Asia, in Shenzhen and in Computex Taipei these past 2 weeks as I am flying back to Europe to be with my Sister and to take care of the things that need to be done.

A couple of months ago, the last time I saw my father, my father and me enjoyed watching youtube videos a whole night, read more about that night on the playlist page: