- Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez
- Lorena Ochoa
- Miguel Cabrera
- James Rodriguez
- Yasiel Puig
- Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez
- Tony Romo
- Carmelo Anthony
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Rafael Nadal
- Lionel Messi
What are you going to look like in 20 years? What will the world look like in 20 years? For many of us, we ask ourselves these questions numerous times throughout the course of our lives. Now, with technology, and a few nifty companies out there, we can answer these questions and more. European Telecom Company Orange is celebrating their 20th anniversary by giving people a glimpse into their futures.
It works pretty simply; you upload a photo onto their website, or take one right there with your webcam. After telling them your age, eye color, and skin tone, the application creates a 3D rendering of your future self. Then comes the best part, you can actually have a live face time chat with yourself. The “future you” leads the conversation, baiting you into asking about money, health, your future job and sports. We took the latter topic to a whole new level as you can see in the slideshow above. After uploading a photo of myself and going through the awkward yet albeit fun experience of having a conversation with “future me,” I realized that most of the answers given by the future self program on the Orange campaign, are all a bit farfetched. For example, everyone will have jet packs, there will be giant bubbles that will solve all our climate problems, everyone wears helmets, and the kicker, my future job is not writing about future sports, but rather an interior decorator for rich people’s personal space ships, (yes, apparently luxury will be defined by not if you own a private jet, but a space ship).
To be completely honest, I wasn’t satisfied with the whole experience given by the Orange Company’s campaign. Although I do recommend trying it yourself at least once, so you can see how the program works for yourself and get a kick over chatting with “future you,” I learned over time that the transformation is not very realistic. The eyes and area around them could be probable, but in Orange’s 3D renderings, all males have short grey hair and wear cardigans while all females have the “Beiber haircut” and wear an odd pink sweater.
After perusing the internet, we found a site called www.in20years.com that allows you to upload photos, and also generates an image of what you look like 20 years into the future. We found that these images are a bit more realistic as they adjust everything in the original picture, hairlines, wrinkles, eyes, and weight. After looking at myself 20 years into the future I thought it would be interesting to see what the world’s best Latino athletes would look like in the year 2034.
From Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to Tony Romo, Carmelo Anthony, Rafael Nadal and Lorena Ochoa, we rolled the dice and let the app tell us whether our favorite athletes would age gracefully or not. Check out the slideshow above and see what your favorite Latino athlete will look like in the year 2034, you might be surprised by the results.