Advances in our understanding of how the brain works, combined with the explosion of immersive digital technology, could make ideas as far-fetched as total “personality downloads” possible — meaning your great-grandchildren would be able to know and have conversations with you in the future, all in a virtual setting indistinguishable from reality. Bailenson posits that such advances could be here in just five years.
VHIL’s director, Jeremy Bailenson, gives a presentation about his research on avatars, his Transformed Social Interactions (TSI) theory, and new communication technologies.
Jeremy Bailenson sums up the current research of the lab in an hour-long talk at the Annenberg School of Communication. read more…