How self-centered is this?

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  1. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

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    I don't know. It would seem pretty pointless to pay someone to use their likeness when creating one of these things. Using yourself as a model is probably the most cost effective and time efficient way to go about it.
     
  2. Draculasaurus

    Draculasaurus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Looks like a more well groomed version of Tommy Saxondale.

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  3. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Artists are often told to keep a self portrait in their portfolios. It shows a prospective client one's abilities when the imitation of life can easily be compared to the subject. I suppose if we presume for a moment at least that these scientists are not just complete egotists, there is a valid and logical reason for copying yourself. You can show funders, prospective funders, your boss, and whoever just how life like your android is (or maybe isn't).

    Nerd hat off.
     
  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ You can also sit him at your desk and program him to look busy while you go see a movie.
     
  5. Bisz

    Bisz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wouldn't say is narcissistic at all, its what makes most sense. As others have pointed out, the model for the face needs to be available at beck and call during construction and then during testing and they can avoid having to pay someone to use their likeness.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Bending over backwards to come up with excuses for it, yeah. :lol:
     
  7. Bisz

    Bisz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    who would you use?
     
  8. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Me, I'd use Surya Bonaly or Linda Park. Or maybe Fay Wray or Myrna Loy. Depends on which era my head was in at the moment.
     
  9. Showdown

    Showdown Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    How self-centered was that? Not at all. People had written autobiographies or painted self portraits before.

    If he had modeled it after a beautiful woman, people may have questions about his "after hours" work.
     

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