I am fascinated by this development:
Japanese company REAL-f managed to design the most super realistic 3D face replica that you have ever seen.
The startup offers two versions, a mask type replica and the so-called mannequin type, a replica of the head. For creating these amazing replicas , REAL-f first shoots pictures from different angles of the person who's face will be copied. After that it imprints the image on vinyl chloride resin stretched over a mold.
REAL-f's unique production technology makes sure that even details like the iris and blood vessels are replicated accurately. REAL-f 3D face replica costs US$3,920 with additional copies US $780 each , while the head replica costs US $5,875 with additional copies US $1,960.
I am sure that the mask will be put to use in multiple and ingenious ways. But the biggest market will be from people who are 21 years old. They can make a few dozen replicas of their face and head and, for the rest of their lives, put one on as they keep getting old. They can permanently sport ‘young’ looks, without the need for botox or anti-wrinkling agents. It ‘s a pity that this invention didn’t take place when Simi Garewal was 21 years old.