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Substitution

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Hey! This was a shitload of fun to make :)

I was thinking about how creepy it would be if in the future, people start neglecting their real bodies to exclusively live in downloaded indistinguishably real simulations. There would be all kinds of interesting philosophical debates to have, and loads of conflicting opinions on the technology. It's an idea I might explore more, especially if people dig it.

Hope you like, please let me know what you think! :)

Prints here!

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1277x849px 887.81 KB
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S2000HD
Shutter Speed
1/111 second
Aperture
F/4.6
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 24, 2012, 6:03:12 AM
Sensor Size
2mm
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© 2012 - 2020 Miles-Johnston
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Tulskiy's avatar

beautiful and terrifying. very interesting plot, excellent performance

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Phant-GasmHobbyist General Artist

Powerful and indicting by today's societal climate.

Merman1234's avatar
I love the idea of a simulation that looks and feels real, i like to see more.
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
Lady-Pilot's avatar
Great work!
KronaRedrum's avatar
A very interesting point of view, but unfortunately we might not survive until then, since the pollution spreads and gets worse by the minute...
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DANIwasinventedHobbyist Digital Artist
basically what porn does to the mind
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ScotthberryProfessional Traditional Artist
Uh, this isn't a future concept. It's happening all around us every day! Beautifully rendered, love it!
Danny-Rammstein's avatar
I love this kind of paintings, you're amazing, thanks for materialize this.
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icchan-goboomHobbyist General Artist
This is fucking amazing. I love the subtle heart
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okay21Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's me right now. 
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ZombieGerbilHobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I would love to have downloaded simulations created by me (The Dream World).
The things I've seen, learned, done and lived through has given me all sorts of ideas.
Living in something completely created by me and living a beautiful endless dream would have no complaint from me.
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Great work on the artwork, but seriously what you described was literally word by word what the Matrix is.  
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SabergreHobbyist Digital Artist
And who's to say we're not doing this already? (omg MATRIX MUCH?????)

Seriously though, is it not convenient that food just grows on trees and all of our morels come from religions that come in handy little traditions and books 'too old to trace back to their original sources'?
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SabergreHobbyist Digital Artist
If was forced by society to live in a purely neurological/digital world, where the only things that exist there were what we inserted ourselves, I would have no problem with it whatsoever.  I've always wanted to do something like that.
NeoToxicGenii's avatar
movie Surrogates with Bruce Willis comes to mind instantly.
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DeathSlayer1602Hobbyist General Artist
Matrix please :P
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AlexandrBerkHobbyist Digital Artist
Very good idea!
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zezonzHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing concept! Beautifull!
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TheCrownJewellerHobbyist Traditional Artist
What a sad and beautiful picture, wow!
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arabianniaHobbyist
Love it! Great expression.
Fernezco's avatar
great work!
Idiotbox914's avatar
The picture is both beautiful and depressing. Beautiful in that it easily conveys a message. Depressing in what the message being conveyed is. Excellent job the picture. 
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