Creating a “digital twin” of a human, or a virtual representation of a person that can interact with the real world is an active area of research and development.
- Avatars: The metaverse already includes the ability for users to create avatars, which are digital representations of themselves that can interact with the virtual world. These avatars can be customized to look and move like the user and can be controlled by the user in real-time.
- Remote control: Avatars can be controlled remotely by humans, allowing them to interact with the real world. For example, a person could use an avatar to remotely control a robot or drone to perform tasks in a warehouse or factory.
- Virtual assistants: Digital twin of humans could also be used as a virtual assistant, which can perform tasks and make decisions on behalf of the user, such as scheduling appointments or ordering groceries.
- Telepresence: Digital twin of humans could also be used for telepresence, which is the ability for a person to be present in a remote location through a digital representation. This could be used for virtual meetings or visiting remote locations without traveling.
- However, creating a digital twin of a human that can fully replicate the complexity of human behavior, thought, and decision-making is still a challenging task. It requires advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, and Brain-Computer Interfaces.
Overall, while the concept of a digital twin of a human is still in development, it has the potential to provide new ways for people to interact with the world and to overcome the limitations imposed by time, distance, and physical abilities.