Doppelgangers

This is weird, but intriguing. A photographer’s collection of portraits of people who look alike — but who are not related. Sort of an everyday people separated at birth project. It reminds me of this website that’s supposed to suggest what celebrity you look like. Earlier today, I pointed to an essay about a Washington Post article on “homophily” (“a somewhat grand word to describe the idea that birds of a feather flock together”). Technology makes it easier for us to find others like ourselves — even on a global scale. And while it should also help us discover those unlike ourselves, I guess it should come as no surprise that most people find it more compelling to discover and hang out with others who share their interests and points of view.

But I find it creepy that technology can also help you find other people who look like you. Frankly, I think a better use of such technology would be to help you find a a pet that looks like you.