Digital Progeny


| January 23, 2001


Digital Progeny, Neil Amsler, Slacker Bonding
'To spawn or not to spawn?' While ruminating recently on that life-changing question, writer Neil Amsler and his girlfriend decided to first do a little experiment. Their solution to the quandary: get a digital representation of their future child based on a combination of their facial features. Amsler writes: 'When we spotted this tech-toy [a photo morphing machine], the narcissist in us couldn't resist. Perhaps we believed that by seeing ourselves in this digital progeny, we would stop fighting our reproductive urges. So we fed the booth our coins and waited like all expectant parents do.' Find out what they thought of the computer's creation, and what it revealed about themselves in turn.
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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