There is a lot of stuff happening around the concept of virtual beings, digital twins and next-gen avatars in my little bubble. Let me summarize.
Hannah Diamond is an English singer who has released a bunch of beautiful bubblegum hyper pop singles on the PC Music record label. She will perform during next weeks Virtual Music Festival by IMVU. Frankly, i had never heard of the "the world’s largest avatar-based social network" but whatever. I will try to check it out on Twitch, after having missed Travis Scott’s first Fortnite concert.
I was disappointed when i saw that you only have two (!) gender options when creating an avatar on IMVU. Come on. By the way AltspaceVR has new avatars. Artificial people startups are a thing these days having raised more than $320 million so far. Here is a little video about the topic including Hitsune Miku. And you might have seen Mica.
On the one hand you have an animal crossing fashion show. (Here is an animal crossing talkshow) On the other hand you have the "Elite World Group offering fashion houses and retail companies the ability to either book their models in real life or in a digitized version for campaigns, games and commercials."
So now what. You can get yourself scanned and turn yourself into a 3D avatar. I´d suggest you get a proper rig and after that you can do whatever you want in the digital realm. And do not forget that you will die IRL.
Just witnessed the Hannah Diamond concert. I liked it.
As far as i know this is a first: With in3D you can create your digital twin: a 3D model that looks exactly like you and has the same body shape as you do. It takes just 15 seconds: place your phone vertically, step back, turn around and your virtual model is ready! I was still in my pajamas.