Long imagined and imaged in popular culture,
the engineered human
is an imminent
reality, yet remains without expression - without a face -
in the real world of physical identity and social interaction.
Further, as noted elsewhere
"The body's most legible surface is simultaneously a personally and a socially
acceptable expression of the otherwise invisible human psyche.
The human face is viewed as a display
, the hardware interface relaying the
results of software running on the inside - bugs and all.
The obvious and difficult ethical question arises, "What kind of person is to be engineered?"
In a partial and somewhat trivial response, here is a simple web application
capable of iterating a demography of composite facial 'looks' suitable for randomly
imaging possible future appearances for metahumans.
Face Database: Minear, M. & Park, D.C.
'A Lifespan Database of Adult Facial Stimuli', 2004.
Thanks to all who permitted their likeness to research.