The Mirror World
— The Earth as Seen from the Immersive Earth. And Vice-versa
Pokemon Go was born as a game, Google Earth as a cognitive tool. Both have seduced humanity. Because both are two little glimpses of what Mirror World will be. One day, every single thing, every place, every person in the real world will have its 3D twin in the digital world. Tech companies around the world have already working on the construction of a Mirror World, states Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly. Another world, identical to ours, with which we can interact as we want.
Every landscape on our planet will flow forward or back in time. Artists will be able to create future versions of a place, on the spot. Archaeologists, but also curious travellers, will suddenly be able to find themselves in a “neoclassical” version of the landscape in which they are. Siri and Alexa will take 3D shapes that will be able to see and be seen. And finally, by observing our virtual avatars, we will be able to see our own gestures and grasp our own facial expressions and moods. Welcome to the Mirror World, where remote and distant times will no longer exist. We will all have control of everything. Exciting and terrifying at the same time. Who knows if and when it will really exist. But above all, who knows if this great 3D virtual mirror will send back to us a better or worse image of humanity.