Artificial intelligence: why we could all have a digital twin in a decade

  • Jane Wakefield
  • Technology journalist

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Some experts say the creation of human digital twins may be only a matter of decades away

Most of us have already heard that we had a double, a stranger crossed in the street who looked strangely like them.

But imagine if you could create your own twin, an exact copy of yourself, but who would live a purely digital life?

We live in an age where everything that exists in the real world is digitally replicated – our cities, our cars, our homes, and even ourselves.

Like the hugely hyped metaverse – the project of a virtual, digital world where an avatar of yourself walks around – digital twins have become a new technology trend that spill a lot of ink.

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