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Hacker Creates Augmented Reality Anime Girlfriend
Japanese hacker Alsionesvx has created an augmented reality girlfriend, based on anime character Hatsune Miku.
(Augmented Reality Girlfriend
anime Hatsune Miku)
Hatsune Miku will track the user with her head and eyes, follow them around and even interact with both the user and her environment — she casts a shadow, will disappear behind objects in front of her, and the video below shows Alsionesvx patting her, hitting her over the head and flipping her tie.
SF fans remember
idoru from William Gibson's 1996 novel of the same name, which popularized Kyoko Date, a computer-generated person created by Visual Science Laboratory in 1996.
"...She is Tei Toei. She is a personality-construct, a congeries of software agents, the creation of information-designers. She is akin to what I believe they call a 'synthespian', in Hollywood."
See this earlier reference to the idea that computers can be used to create digital persons; Update 18-May-2021: Adam Selene from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert Heinlein.
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