Weekly Update 28
👑 Brands grapple with the Queen's death, billionaire donates $3B to Earth, and more
September 16, 2022
Britain is already phasing out the Queen's face from currency and postal stamps, but 800+ brands are also having to redesign their products after her death. Here's more on that, and our other top stories:
👯 Digital twins are virtual representations of people, objects, or systems, created from real-time data.
⚡ They're a major aspect of the metaverse and use simulation, AI, and reasoning for better decision-making.
For real people and celebrities, too
⚕️ Digital twins created with your medical history could help with surgeries, design virtual organs to understand diseases, and optimize drug dosages.
🥽 Hour One is a startup that uses AI to generate your virtual twin for professional/educational use cases; it could be present on your behalf and speak any language.
🎬 Another startup, Soul Machines, is creating VR twins of celebrities that could change the ad industry and how they interact with fans.
VR twinning all over the place
🏠 'Reflection Manor' in Miami, on sale for $7.77M, comes with an NFT replica in the yet-to-launch Alpha City metaverse.
🍅 Meanwhile, Kraft Heinz has created a 'digital twin' of its manufacturing facilities to resolve supply chain issues and never run out of ketchup packets amid spiking demand globally.
🚀 Scientists can use digital twins to create what-if scenarios to better prepare for space missions, saving the industry millions of dollars.
Demand for digital twins will jump by 36% by 2027
📈 80% of surveyed organizations already have ongoing metaverse projects to improve operations, and the rest plan to start soon.
🌎 Sustainability is the key driver as testing via digital twin projects makes companies more climate-conscious.
👭 Concerns over misuse and a lack of vision or technical know-how could hinder the adoption of digital twins.
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