Why you will soon have a digital twin (and what they are for)

  • Jane Wakefield
  • BBC Technology Journalist

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Some experts say that thinking about digital twins of humans may be only a decade away.

Many of us have been told that we have a doppelgängera stranger who looks a lot like us.

But imagine if you could create your own twin, an exact copy of yourself, but with a purely digital life.

We live in an age where everything that exists in the real world is digitally replicated: our cities, our cars, our homes, and even ourselves.

And just like the much-hyped metaverse – a virtual, digital world where an avatar of yourself would exist – digital twins have become a new technology trend.

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