New Advancements In CGI Blurs The Boundaries of Reality

Meet Emily.

Emily is not real.

What you’re watching is the future of photo-realistic CGI which by 2020 will make distinguishing between your favorite video game character and your favorite actor virtually impossible.

With controversy still looming over the fireworks we saw on TV during the Olympics being authentic or man-made, the future of synthetic reality will continue to be a source for great debate.

Personally speaking, I often worry about how a technology like this could spark a “Wag The Dog” war extravaganza. If the goal of gaming companies is to deliver the most realistic gaming experiences, how difficult would it be to mock up a conflict? Or put words in the mouth of an antagonizing dictator?

Maybe I’m just paranoid by nature, but this is the stuff fiction writers dream about.