Web Summit: Future selfie will be an intelligent avatar

The ‘ultimate selfie’ would be an avatar that would live on after you, with its own ‘memory’ and ability to interact with your children and grandchildren, an augmented reality scientist told the summit. Jacki Ford Morie, founder and chief scientist at The Augmented Traveler, said that while the technology did not exist now to create such an authentic ‘living’ avatar, it might do so in 10 years or a little longer if funding was put into it now. In a talk on the Society stage, Morie said the sensors people were wearing now were getting smaller and smaller and would be woven into our clothes. “Every aspect of our physiology, of our biology can be captured by these in the near future. I think that’s one trend we have to…


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