Synthespians (Gibson’s version of personality constructs) are on the rise thanks to Image Metrics, the guys behind GTA’s animations. Their artificial construct, Emily (on the yt above) is controlled by a new system that takes facial control down to the pixel level – that, the extreme focus on the perfect timing of eye movements and the subtle imperfections and asymmetries make the constructs into real humans. Sites fantasize about chatbots and CG movies that pwn live-action ones. Yes please. Longer history on synthespians and idorus later, on the new version of PD. (via Times Online via Technovelgy via IO9)