Virtual beings are coming not just to delight, but to challenge us

From Androidpit
They're coming. The technology of the future won't be shiny and chrome with blinking lights, but rather look just like us, speak with a human voice, remember our interactions, and reply with a wink and a smile. Meet the virtual beings.

To create artificial humans has been an ambition of ours since ancient times, such as in the myths of Daedalus and Pygamilion, who created statues that came to life. In modern times, our imagination moved on from fashioning people out of clay or bronze. Instead, we imagined high-tech androids, such as Data from Star Trek, or the holographic doctor from Voyager. Perhaps our creations would even surpass us, as the immortal replicants from Blade Runner who were 'more human than human.'

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