Jennifer: And the team has also been exploring how these digital twins can be useful beyond the 2D world of a video conference.
Greg Cross: I guess the… the big change coming right now is the move from the 2D world of the internet to the 3D world of the metaverse. So, I mean, and that, and that’s something that we’ve always thought about and we’ve always been preparing for, I mean, Jack exists in full 3D, uh, you know, Jack exists as a full body. So I mean, Jack can, you know, today we have, you know, we’re building augmented reality, prototypes of Jack walking around a golf course. And, you know, can we go ask Jack, like, how should we play this hole? Um, so these are some of the things that we’re starting to imagine in terms of the way that digital people, the way that digital celebrities. Interact with us as we move through the 3D world.
Jennifer: And he believes that this technology can go much further.
Greg Cross: Health and education are two amazing applications of this type of technology. And it’s amazing because we don’t have enough real people to provide health care and education in the real world. So, I mean, so that you can, you know, you can imagine how you can use a digital workforce to augment. And, and expand the skills and capabilities, not replace, but expand the skills and capabilities of real people.
Jennifer: This episode was produced by Anthony Green with the help of Emma Cillekens. It was edited by myself and Mat Honan, mixed by Garret Lang…with original music by Jacob Gorski.
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