The Uncanny Valley of Content, or Why Fox News Should Stop Pretending to Be a News Network

by Shane Snow
In robotics and animation, a phenomenon occurs when characters start to look too real. The human brain is comfortable dealing with things it’s certain are either definitely real or definitely fake. However, a rendering that looks just close enough to reality—but not quite—suddenly becomes creepy. R2D2 is cute when he chatters and beeps. We can see ourselves befriending C3PO.Read the full article