Wiser! #9 (Premium): Virtual Humans. Mark Zuckerberg says that Mixed Reality is the next big thing.
Perfecting human CGI, virtual influencers, and digital human art, music, and entertainment
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"I think technology really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion."
“Augmented and Virtual Reality is going to be the next major computing platform.”
PART 1 - IN THE BEGINNING…
The 2013 movie "Her" featured a lonely man called Theodore, who finds happiness and love with a woman called Samantha.
Set in the not-too-distant future, Theodore meets Samantha online after he signs up to "the world's first artificial intelligence operating system".
Although Theodore experiences a real "human connection" with Samantha, the fact is that she is not real.
Samantha is a virtual human (with the voice of Scarlett Johnson), who bonds with Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) in every way, except physically (because she's not real).
But this was just a movie. And Samantha was “just” a voice.
So, the question is, how far from reality is this Hollywood version of the future?
PART 1 - QUEST FOR REALISM
It starts with the computer graphics (“GC”) and the tech behind high-fidelity virtual humans.
And be clear, it’s no mean feat to bring compelling real-time digital humans to life. It is technically challenging and time-consuming.