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Beyond the Uncanny Valley


Who is who on the other side?   Mina De La O/Digital Vision/Getty
Who is who on the other side? Mina De La O/Digital Vision/Getty

The far side of the uncanny valley rises steeply, assaulting our psyche as our artificial human likenesses creep ever closer toward perfection. But what happens when we actually emerge on the other side? What happens to human society when video footage is no longer the gold standard? Robert and Joe investigate.

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