Psychic Claims That Steve Jobs Isn’t Having a Nice Afterlife

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Barely a year after Steve Jobs passed away, a psychic is claiming that she’s in contact with the co-founder of Apple, and that all is apparently not rosy.

Reverend Betsy Cohen — named one of “New York’s top 10 psychics” by the extremely unscientific website of pyschic Cynthia Becker — sat down recently with Vice magazine’s Motherboard tech site in an attempt to get in touch with the deceased tech mogul’s spirit.

The results were, er, illuminating. The good news for Jobs is that he’s “not in hell.” The not so good news? Cohen said “he’s had to do a lot of reviewing of his life. Right now he knows the lesson he has to learn, but he hasn’t learned it yet.” Even more worrisome for Jobs is that “he’s trying to get out of this man-made hell that he’s in,” which makes it sound slightly as if he’s been reincarnated as a Foxconn employee.

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So far, so confusing. Cohen continues, stating that when she first managed to touch base with Jobs, she’d had “a rough couple of days.” Cohen said she felt that Jobs was a “very critical spirit,” and had they worked together when he was still on this mortal coil, she would likely have ended up “crying every day.” Considering that Jobs’s no-nonsense approach in the workplace was extremely well documented, you’ll forgive us for not exactly finding this to be the most startling of revelations.

Far better is her comment that there are “teachers” and “guides” in the afterlife, who are attempting to teach Jobs that “survival of the fittest doesn’t actually exist, it’s a made up thing.” Sounds like Jobs wasn’t the only one who’s thinking different.

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82 comments
akougianos
akougianos

Steve Jobs will bun in hell for ever and for every blister on his ass the fire caused he will be quoted £200 (until he is broke) to repair it because this is premium fire!!! Anyone who ever called Apple for repair knows what I am talking about!!!

Lola Lloyd
Lola Lloyd

Steve Jobs last words were "Oh wow, oh wow." He was my hero. That to me is proof he saw something. Even if it was a white light before nothing. This article is the absolute height of idiocracy. To think I came here looking for the last sign of intelligence.

Roda Langrana
Roda Langrana

there is a lesson in zoroastrianism that people who have made a lot of mistakes in their lives have to spend 56 years to prepare themselves for another entry into this world

Syed Tabrez Ahmed
Syed Tabrez Ahmed

aliens probably torturing him..revenging for their mates maybe..who knows.

Cherie Doudna
Cherie Doudna

what a waist of paper, or thought, or time..........Time obviously not on top of its game........anymore

Mike Chi
Mike Chi

why is time even bothering with this garbage?

Jiwol Tok
Jiwol Tok

To much think about aplle vs android

Lyrathanak Chheang
Lyrathanak Chheang

There no life after life. So either enjoy or rest in peace u name it.

Jennifer Wappler
Jennifer Wappler

I think steve is rippling along the thought waves through the global brainy neural network that holds us all enthralled inside its web

Joane Johnson
Joane Johnson

Was it a text message? E-Mail? Hope he wasn't driving a cloud while doing either or did not get too close to the fire. Bad for PAds or IPhones .;-);-)

Mark Schaefer
Mark Schaefer

Let's leave aside the question of whether this is a worthy topic for Time (it isn't) and ask a far more pressing question: Is Time reporting on this as a story about Steve Jobs or the looney psychic? If the former (as it appears to be), then why was Time content with only one source? Did Time attempt to verify this person's claims by consulting other psychics? Or theologians like N.T. Wright who'd tell you that this claim has to be bulljive? The editorial choice to run the story is one thing; the bad journalism is quite another.

Carmen Lujano
Carmen Lujano

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

Carmen Lujano
Carmen Lujano

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 King James Version (KJV) 5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

Roelene Nell
Roelene Nell

This is the most ridiculous article I have ever read.

Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar

corruption and collusion everywhere.. good people go to hell and bad ones to heaven!

Kevin Viwe Lolwane
Kevin Viwe Lolwane

I don't believe this crap comes from Time, How did this get onto my Facebook feed

Kirk Blair
Kirk Blair

Ok psychic, I ate two chili and cheese burritos covered in chili and onions.... Can you tell me if when the time comes it will smell like sh:!? Like this story?

Uma Obasi
Uma Obasi

.. Time Tabloid & The Witch of Endor. . "For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun

Stephen Truog
Stephen Truog

This is news? Wow ... Time has really fallen. Surely there's some actual journalism you can do - start with fact checking our presidential candidates.

Ema Montoya
Ema Montoya

This is news?!? What's next Snooki's horoscope?

Waqas Ahmed Deura
Waqas Ahmed Deura

That the most dumbest dumb & the most stupidest thing, I have ever heard in my life.

Pete Brynjegard
Pete Brynjegard

Sad, Time, just sad. This isn't news - its on the level with reporting the scores of AYSO soccer games in terms of its legitimacy and necessity.

Abhishek Joshi
Abhishek Joshi

Who knows, may be, may be not, we know little about his private life..we only know of his inventions. In any case, who are we, self-appointed judges, to loose reverence for the dead?!

Manjula Rathnayake
Manjula Rathnayake

that young lady should consult a psychologist immediately ...! lol

Hirota Tomomi
Hirota Tomomi

Is it really? I cant believe psychic claims exist...

Phoenix Firexox
Phoenix Firexox

He probabbly forgot his iPad...pls send him one asap

Anne Chen
Anne Chen

yes apparently Time has got a lot of time in its hand !

Indira Dayanna
Indira Dayanna

Stem cell research Obama approved a long time ago and that scientist policied up without updating laws. They throw flames to the fire without weather conditions.

Ronica Prasad
Ronica Prasad

This is not news, Time magazine. I was shocked to see this was a story from you. Are you okay? Do you want to talk?

Linda Josey
Linda Josey

Andres nailed it. This is Onion-worthy, not something Time should be reporting.