There are major issues of transparency and authenticity here because the beliefs and opinions don’t actually belong to the digital models, they belong to the models’ creators. And if the creators can’t actually identify with the experiences and groups that these models claim to belong to (i.e., person of color, LGBTQ, etc.), then do they have the right to actually speak on those issues? Or is this a new form of robot cultural appropriation, one in which digital creators are dressing up in experiences that aren’t theirs?
Wow. This instantly raised so many new thoughts inside of me.
The biggest takeaway for me was that this technology will likely naturally evolve to seeing ourselves in the content and clothing we want. I have personally seen through my own work the march towards personalization: what's more personal than seeing yourself everywhere doing everything?