Popular Mechanics in April: When Digital People Replace Us

For the first time, a Popular Mechanics cover features a digital model: the virtual influencer Aliona Paul. 

Also in this issue:

  • Hoping for a vacation in space. Should we expect tourists at the ISS?
  • Virtual sex. The editorial office tested the world’s first virtual mistress. The verdict: living women are better – for now. 
  • Clean-air aviation. Replacing gas turbine engines with electric ones remains out of reach. 
  • Robot snipers. How to get a soldier out of the line of fire? Leave a robot in position and remove the fighter to a safe distance. 
  • Neural heroes. Malivar – one of the most recent and interesting Russian projects for the creation of a digital person.  

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