A strange photograph that appears to show the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs standing in the back of a pickup truck, striking a pose in his signature black turtleneck sweater, is making the rounds online in China.
The picture was reportedly taken on September 26 in the city of Xi'an. However, it's still unclear what exactly it is we're seeing in the image. Is it a cardboard cutout of Jobs? Or maybe it's a cleverly doctored photograph?
Kotaku speculates that the image looks strikingly similar to a wax figure of Jobs that was recently snapped in China.
During an Ocotober 2011 "60 Minutes" appearance, Jobs biographer Walter Issacson discussed Jobs' views on the afterlife:
"I remember sitting in his backyard in his garden one day and he started talking about God. He said, 'Sometimes I believe in God, sometimes I don't. I think it's 50-50 maybe. But ever since I've had cancer, I've been thinking about it more. And I find myself believing a bit more. I kind of--maybe it's 'cause I want to believe in an afterlife. That when you die, it doesn't just all disappear. The wisdom you've accumulated. Somehow it lives on.' Then he paused for a second and he said, 'Yeah, but sometimes I think it's just like an on-off switch. Click and you're gone.' He paused again and he said, 'And that's why I don't like putting on-off switches on Apple devices.'"
What do you think? Apple is the largest and arguably most powerful corporation on Earth today. Could its late founder be transitioning to a new calling and joining the ranks of other supposedly spotted mythological figures?
In August, the Abbot of a Thai Buddhist temple speculated that Jobs was existing in the afterlife as a midlevel angel.