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Avatars: Are we ready for our digital twins?

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Avatars: Are we ready for our digital twins?

28 Oct 2019

When most of us think of avatars, we imagine a tall, blue movie character.

Today they are being used in a very different way. Our digital doubles could soon be working for us, or maybe even replacing us, according to the US tech industry.

But could it lead to women becoming nothing more than digital objects, with beauty standards designed by men sat behind a screen?

BBC 100 Women's Amelia Hemphill goes to LA to make her own avatar, and enters the dystopian world occupied by our digital twins.






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Why does the video about this new technology have to approach it from a social justice angle (e.g. - "Is this FOR women?")?


Also, aren't all British people required to pay tax money to support the BBC? Where is the justice in being compelled to pay for something that in turn parrots back biased content to you that you might not even agree with? What if 25% of the BBC's content had to be made by people on the far right? 




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Our digital doubles could soon be working for us.



"Digital avatar" is nothing but pixels on a screen. Of course, it is possible that some people are 3D-projections either.

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