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93 Reality Alternatives

Living Our Lives Through Alterations and Surrogates

— October 1, 2009 — Tech
The movie, Surrogates is set in a futuristic world where humans live isolated from one another and interact through cyber-connected surrogate robots. It’s full of adept observations and social commentary, but most of all; it’s an eerie compilation of current behaviors that remove us from flesh and blood interaction, our natural looks and the aging process taken to their logical conclusions.

This cluster focuses on the innovations used to help us live our lives in a different form of reality whether it be altering ourselves, furthering fascination with the virtual world or faking emotions.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Virtual Egg Hunts
Virtual Egg Hunts
Saatchi & Saatchi's London Launch of the ‘Goo on the Loose' Search
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91
Cyberchondriacs
Cyberchondriacs
Population Surfing for Sickness Reaches 160 Million
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90
Virtual Companions
Virtual Companions
24% Say Second Life Is OK Sub
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89
Virtual Meeting Places
Virtual Meeting Places
MySpace Launches New Online Community, BestSpace.com
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88
Virtual Detoxing
Virtual Detoxing
Grail Springs Launches 21-Day Online Cleanse Program
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87
Tomorrow's Virtual World
Tomorrow's Virtual World
New City
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86
Dream Enhancing CDs
Dream Enhancing CDs
‘Virtualdreamer.com' Adds Context to Ocean Waves
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85
Your Virtual Clone
Your Virtual Clone
MyCyber Twin
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84
Diagnosing Internet Addiction
Diagnosing Internet Addiction
China Suggests Psychiatric Care For Web Junkies
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83
Virtual Clubbing
Virtual Clubbing
MTV's Virtual Lower Eastside
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82
Virtual Tennis
Virtual Tennis
Fanta Launches Interactive Gaming Campaign
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81
Virtual Wives for Weight Loss
Virtual Wives for Weight Loss
Nagging Spouse Diet Reminders
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80
Future Marketing Prospectives in Virtual Worlds
Future Marketing Prospectives in Virtual Worlds
Consumer Research in Second Life
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79
Avatars For Social Web Browsing
Avatars For Social Web Browsing
Weblin Alter-Egos
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78
Websites That Help With Virtual Stalking
Websites That Help With Virtual Stalking
123People.com
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77
Virtual Brainwashing
Virtual Brainwashing
OrangeDream Cyber MC
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76
The AvaStar For Avatars
The AvaStar For Avatars
Second Life Gossip Mag
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75
Virtual Wakeboarding
Virtual Wakeboarding
CTA Digital's Wii Sports Resort Kit Lets Summer Last Year-Round
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74
Virtual Mindmapping
Virtual Mindmapping
'Personal Brain' Software Opens up the Realm of Information
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73
Virtual Sky Gazing
Virtual Sky Gazing
Celebrate 400 Years of Astronomy by Viewing the Heavens Online
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72
3-D Virtual Reality
3-D Virtual Reality
The Third Eye
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71
Planting Trees via iPhone
Planting Trees via iPhone
The iPhorest iPhone App Lets You Virtually Dig to Plant Real Trees
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70
Freakishly Human Automatons
Freakishly Human Automatons
Skeletal ECCEROBOT Moves Just Like Humans
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69
Virtual Religious Revivals
Virtual Religious Revivals
1,600 Year Old Codex Sinaiticus Bible Put Online
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68
21st Century House Calls
21st Century House Calls
Dr. Zein Obagi Opens Up Virtual Online Clinic for Skin Queries
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67
Virtual Turf Wars
Virtual Turf Wars
Cybercriminals Go Head-to-Head
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66
Virtual Babies
Virtual Babies
YOUAND.ME Dating Site Lets Users Create Digital Offspring
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65
Virtual Dress-Up Contests
Virtual Dress-Up Contests
Steve Jobs as Elton John, Biker Dude or Hippie
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64
Facelifts in 6.9 Seconds
Facelifts in 6.9 Seconds
Volkswagen GTI Wrinkles Ad
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63
Virtual Gifts Become Real Products
Virtual Gifts Become Real Products
Mars Celebrate Application on Facebook
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62
Virtual Image Consultants
Virtual Image Consultants
Nintendo DS Project Beauty
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61
Virtual Accessory Fittings
Virtual Accessory Fittings
Claw Money & Sunglass Hut Let You Try Shades On Via Facebook
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60
Interactive Virtual Soccer
Interactive Virtual Soccer
Sportpong Can be Played on Various Dimensions
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59
3-D Vehicle Navigation System
3-D Vehicle Navigation System
Virtual Cable
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58
Handheld Virtual Worlds
Handheld Virtual Worlds
Live in a Different Dimension From Your Mobile With Bobba.com
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57
Virtual Personal Trainers
Virtual Personal Trainers
EA Sports Active For the Wii
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56
Virtual Festivals
Virtual Festivals
Gaymers Gather for 'Proudmoore Pride 2009' on World of Warcraft
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55
Robot Clones
Robot Clones
When iRobot Meets the Wax Museum
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54
Detect The Intensity of Virtual Kisses
Detect The Intensity of Virtual Kisses
Kiss Phone
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53
Virtual Reality Caves
Virtual Reality Caves
EON Reality’s Immersive iCube 3D Room Lets You Share Your Vision
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52
Life-Endangering Online Habits
Life-Endangering Online Habits
Internet Gaming Obsessions Causing Deaths
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51
Virtual Health Coaches
Virtual Health Coaches
Braun's Clever Care Medical Coach Helps With Self-Care
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50
Virtually Stalking Strangers
Virtually Stalking Strangers
Follow Me Project Helsinki
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49
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality
Real And Virtual Actors In One Show
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48
Real Divorces Over Virtual Love Affairs
Real Divorces Over Virtual Love Affairs
Court : Second Life Sex IS Cheating
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47
Virtual Biometric Wallets
Virtual Biometric Wallets
2-Way Secure Wireless Information Exchange From Proxense
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46
Japanese Scientist Makes Android Clone
Japanese Scientist Makes Android Clone
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45
Robot Inventor Clones Self
Robot Inventor Clones Self
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44
Virtual Reality Aquariums
Virtual Reality Aquariums
Canon Gives “Swimming With the Fishes” A New Meaning
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43
Cosmetic Surgery for Your Valentine
Cosmetic Surgery for Your Valentine
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42
Virtual Car Stalkers
Virtual Car Stalkers
‘Man on the Move' is a Blog For Ride-Lovers in Manhattan
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41
Dentists as Gamers
Dentists as Gamers
Virtual Reality Used to Simulate Dental Implantations
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40
The Cyberculture Movement
The Cyberculture Movement
Are We Moving Towards Being 'Borgs'?
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39
Virtual Tours For Avatars
Virtual Tours For Avatars
London Gallery Somerset House Opens Interactive Gallery
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38
Virtual Terrorism
Virtual Terrorism
Second Life Virtual Community Suffers First Terrorist Attack
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37
Internet Addiction Official Mental Illness
Internet Addiction Official Mental Illness
Compulsive-Impulsive Disorder
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36
Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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35
Virtual Anime Boyfriends
Virtual Anime Boyfriends
Webkare Social Media
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34
Schizophrenia Simulations
Schizophrenia Simulations
Officers Trained With Virtual Hallucinations
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33
Botox For Men
Botox For Men
Most Common Cosmetic Surgery For Males
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32
Virtual Boyfriends & Girlfriends
Virtual Boyfriends & Girlfriends
V-Boy & V-Girl
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31
Wii Graffiti
Wii Graffiti
The 'WiiSpray' Project Aims to Make Virtual Graffiti Mainstream
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30
Virtual Girlfriends
Virtual Girlfriends
INBED: Never Sleep Alone
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29
Artsy Avatar Makeovers
Artsy Avatar Makeovers
‘Second Life' Project Makes Virtual Aliases Into Masterpieces
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28
Cyberspace Portraits
Cyberspace Portraits
Kristi Ropelski Paints the Human Side of the Internet
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27
Get Your Avatar To Try It On First
Get Your Avatar To Try It On First
I-Clothing At Shinsegae
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26
Virtual Rape and Cyber Assaults
Virtual Rape and Cyber Assaults
Yes, The World is Messed Up
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25
The Virtual Insanity Machine
The Virtual Insanity Machine
Hallucinate Without Losing Your Mind
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24
Interactive Cosmetic Trials
Interactive Cosmetic Trials
EZface Virtual Mirror Lets You Digitally Try on Makeup
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23
Virtual Grieving
Virtual Grieving
Blogosphere Seeks Solace Through Michael Jackson Burial Video
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22
Fake A Prestigious Office
Fake A Prestigious Office
GetAVirtualOffice.com in Every Major City
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21
Cybersex
Cybersex
New Technology Makes it Better than the Real Thing?
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20
Motion-Capture Suits
Motion-Capture Suits
Virtual Sex Based on Real Movement
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19
Virtual Castle Tours
Virtual Castle Tours
Hearst Castle Implements Budget-Friendly Option for Travelers
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18
Virtual Surgery Experimentations
Virtual Surgery Experimentations
MyBodyPart.com Performs Plastic Surgery Without The Knife
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17
Virtual World For Teens
Virtual World For Teens
Teen Second Life
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16
Cybersex Leads To Real Life Lawsuit
Cybersex Leads To Real Life Lawsuit
Second Life Hack Causes Controversy
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15
Virtual Fitting Rooms
Virtual Fitting Rooms
Intellifit Takes The Frustration Out Of Online Shopping
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14
Virtual Slimming Tools
Virtual Slimming Tools
The 'Weight Mirror' Makes You Appear Thinner in Photographs
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13
Virtual Foreplay
Virtual Foreplay
Mutsugoto Enables Long-Distance Intimacy Via Digital Rings
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12
Virtual Compassion
Virtual Compassion
Sharing Photos of Hurricane Ike
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11
Virtual Kissing
Virtual Kissing
Mentos Kiss Cam
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10
Virtual Dressing Rooms
Virtual Dressing Rooms
Try On Clothes Without Changing
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9
Virtual Hairstyle Experiments
Virtual Hairstyle Experiments
Interactive Site Lets You Try The Big Bang Look
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8
Fake Intimacy 2
Fake Intimacy 2
Virtual Love Partner Combines Physical Robot, Virtual Reality
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7
Celebrity Clones
Celebrity Clones
My Heritage Facial Recognition Software Links You to Stars
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6
Virtual Safaris
Virtual Safaris
Watch Namibia Wildlife with Etosha National Park's Live Cam
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5
Plastic Beauty
Plastic Beauty
Before and Afters of Stars Who Have Undergone Cosmetic Surgery
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4
Sex Robots
Sex Robots
David Levy Says Artificial Intelligence Coming Soon (In Bed)
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3
Interactive Wonderlands
Interactive Wonderlands
Virtual Walkthrough of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
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2
Speedy Plastic Surgery Part III
Speedy Plastic Surgery Part III
Cheek Implants in 30 Minutes
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1
Naughty Virtual World For Adults
Naughty Virtual World For Adults
Red Light Center
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