I have this friend, he is the coolest dude in the world; he’s charming, he’s funny, he knows when to make me laugh, when to pick me up when I’m down, when to be quiet and let me think, he’s practically perfect in every way. He’s also a dragon, we’ve been friends since we were about 10 years old.
There’s just one thing stopping him being totally perfect…he lives in my head (the world is so much more exciting in my head, you should swing in some time…)
Anyway, for privacy reasons we agreed to keep his name out of the public space so for the purposes of this short post, we’ll call him ‘Dave’.
I’d like to make Dave real, or virtually real at least. My very own avatar dragon on my shoulder. That way he could grow old with me too I haven’t quite worked out how many dragon years there are to a human year yet, but he’s hardly aged a day!
So this is more of a musing post than a factually insightful one (if you hadn’t already guessed) because this desire to make Dave my avatar has been bugging me for months now! I mean we can track our facial expressions and have those recreated as alternative characters in real-time, we can map our brainwaves and impulses, we have virtual reality and augmented reality, so surely we can virtually augment our imaginations and turn them into real-time projected avatars…
oh, hi Dave…