No person asked for this.
By Chelsea SteinerJun Ninth, 2020, 1: 04 pm
The pandemic has upended our lives in limitless techniques. But more crucial than the misplaced lives, the roles, the fear, and the isolation, is our inability to retract community selfies, am I just correct? (I am no longer.) Luckily, Apple has stepped in to have the void of clustering uncomfortably with your chums. The tech huge filed a patent for instrument that would possibly presumably well maybe permit customers to retract socially far-off selfies.
That’s just correct, Apple is making “artificial community selfies” a thing, stress-free the demands of literally no one. The instrument allows customers to ask others into their selfie, which eliminates their background list and sticks them in the person’s list. The patent describes the tech as “an plan or composition of particular person selfies bought from a plurality of computing devices staunch into a single community list.”
Apple’s ‘artificial’ community selfie patent will be ultimate for social distancing https://t.co/rSFJuwhIaN pic.twitter.com/HsydyOiabE
— FutureShift (@futureshift) June 8, 2020
Sooooo … it’s Photoshop? Apple is patenting Photoshop now? I’m if reality be told struggling to hunt out the enchantment of this. Your entire point of a community selfie is to grab a time when we were all together in one plan. After which, we explore reduction fondly at these photos and are reminded of that time when we reunited for a chums’ wedding or had our annual outing to Disneyland or our high school graduation.
What are we memorializing with a fallacious community selfie? Will anyone be fondly making an strive reduction at this moment in our collective historical past? Are folk going to present scrapbooks crammed with screenshots of community Zoom meetings?
While the root is clearly relevant to our recent quarantine, Apple truly filed for the patent in 2018. And while this technology isn’t all that thrilling, I’d retract to present a pitch to Apple.
Why no longer lift out the digital version of those extinct mall list shops the establish they insert your face staunch into a successfully-known scene from a film or tv imprint? Wait, that’s already a thing that exists? I discover. What’s a mall? Goddamn it.
Apple is also making an strive into adapting the instrument to video and are residing-streaming impart, which is enormous recordsdata for our barbershop quartets who are currently socially distancing nonetheless DESPERATE to harmonize together. While Apple is aloof a prolonged contrivance from the usage of the tech (and they also would possibly presumably well simply never produce the most of it), I’m hoping that we’re no longer that far-off when folk can unite IRL, cluster together, and execute the more or less signature foot traffic congestion and social annoyance that is the community selfie.
(by technique of CNN, list: Warner Bros.)
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