With advances in CGI and AI technologies, it is not hard to animate “Still Life” making it appear to resurrect from the dead. This new artificial life is like taking a dead form and giving it motion — giving it a digital life. Perhaps we can call it the Dawn of the Digital Dead — the real “Nature Morte.” Thanks to Deep Fake technology, movie sets are able to raise deceased actors and have them perform on the screen. Moreover, this creates additional concerns about the ethics of digitally reviving our loved ones from the great beyond. What if the metaverse is merely a stepping stone towards a far darker reality, one in which you are no longer in the metaverse, but the metaverse is in you? Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks about NATURE MORTE – DAWN OF THE DIGITAL DEAD.
Originally Broadcast On 10/4/2023