This 40 Seconds Video Will Change the Way You See Humans

This 40 Seconds Video Will Change the Way You See Humans

Is Ed human or fake? I can't help but believe he's human right until we see the rest of his ehem, body. But something seems to be off, right? He seems so real, but there's a little something wrong with it all.

This is possibly the most realistic computer generated humans I've ever seen. But the weird vibes he give off are part of the struggle to create human faces for use in animation and movies. It's so close, but not quite. This phenomenon is referred to as the "Uncanny Valley".

"The term, uncanny valley, is used in reference to the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it."

Yes, Ed is strange. But he reminds me of a few odd humans I've interacted with over the years.

Which brings me to the question, are the humanoids all around us in society? I believed Ed was real until I saw his missing torso. Could there be more of his kind out there?

Via YouTube

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