Because Lord knows our society’s obsession with selfies and preserving every moment isn’t creepy enough, someone’s gone and invented a way to share 3-D models of yourself with family and friends.
The technology, created by a Texas-based company called Captured Dimensions, replicates people and animals in fairly realistic detail, turning them into six- to 15-inch models. So now not only can you take a picture of yourself posing in your bathroom mirror for Instagram, but now you can have a 3-D bobblehead-looking doll of that photo to share with people you want to freak out forever.
The 3-D portraits could be used to show people how they look to others. Some intense parents use them to keep tiny figures of their newborn infants. In one photo, a woman in a wedding dress sits to have her portrait printed, to preserve the memory of her special day. Another shows specialized wedding cake toppers made to exact tiny replicas of the bride and groom holding hands. Hip!
3-D printing has been at the center of much debate as people like Cody Wilson experiment with manufacturing firearms, creating weapons that are unregulated and unregistered. But the technology has also been used for life-saving medical advances, implants, and micro batteries.
There are 60-80 cameras used to complete the image, and the figurines cost around $450 each. Get one for your whole family! Scare them all!