Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
Very interesting read. Actors will also be kicked to the curb soon. You can now render virtual humans that are indistinguishable from the real.
Just think... Once the threshold of creating a virtual viewing audience is breached, the movie studios will have finally closed the entire loop. All of their virtual theaters will always play to virtual packed houses who came to see virtual motion pictures created and presented by a virtual army of employees.

They will have finally freed themselves from dependence on those pesky real, analog human beings forever. No human actors, directors, cinematographers, projectionists, or anyone else. No human audiences, ticket takers, popcorn sellers, or janitors. Just an army of obedient digital clones, spun up like so many VMs of Windows XP whenever you need them. And disappearing instantaneously when you don't.

Let the real humans rot. We don't need them anymore anyway. Didn't really like depending on them in the first place. They just brought far too much uncertainty to our profits. And they smelled.

“Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?”
-- Henry Ford, American automotive industrialist, 1863-1947

Ken