If we’re being honest, not many of us would be able to say that we like what we see in the mirror each and every time we look. What if we had a magic mirror that would erase those imperfections and make our reflections as beautiful as we’ve always wished them to be? Two researchers at the University of London have developed a sort of magic mirror that smooths out facial features in real time to show a more beautiful version of ourselves.
Of course, it’s not so much a mirror as it is a webcam attached to a PC running the duo’s custom software. The software creates a 3D map of the user’s face and replaces objectionable facial features with more pleasant ones. According to the creators of the project, the technology could one day be used as a non-invasive way to try on potential plastic surgery before taking the big plunge.