In a new book, AI expert Catriona Campbell suggests that it won’t be long before people begin to raise virtual children in the Metaverse as the cost of child-rearing rises. What seems like a nightmare scenario to some is a positive to the author, who says that virtual children “could help us solve some of today’s most pressing issues, including overpopulation.”
The Telegraph reports that a new book from AI expert Catriona Campbell titled AI by Design: A Plan For Living With Artificial Intelligence paints a worrying future for the uses of artificial intelligence. Campbell believes that within the next 50 years, many people will have digital children in the Metaverse powered by AI.
“Virtual children may seem like a giant leap from where we are now,” she writes, “but within 50 years technology will have advanced to such an extent that babies which exist in the metaverse are indistinct from those in the real world.” Campbell adds: “As the metaverse evolves, I can see virtual children becoming an accepted and fully embraced part of society in much of the developed world.”
Campbell suggests that high-tech active feedback gloves will allow users in the Metaverse to reproduce physical sensations like picking things up, cuddling, feeding, and even playing with their digital children. – READ MORE