Tyra Banks has a crystal ball into the beauty industry and has written a new Tyra Mail about it, via an op-ed in the The Wall Street Journal. Making ten very specific predictions about beauty, Banks envisions:
We will all have self-esteem robots: "The robot will have super artificial intelligence and will be able to sense if its owner is having a low-self-esteem day and will then strategically give boosts of confidence to its owner. 'Wow, Eloisa! Your eyes look especially lovely today.'" This really raises the bar for Siri.
No one will ever get a bad haircut again: "If one wants longer locks, a hair-growing serum is applied to the scalp, and the length and thickness of the hair will increase in 24 hours." So, we'll all be Chia Pets.
We'll be able to supersize our babies: "The features of one's baby will be as selectable as menu items at a fast-food drive-through window." Would you like fries with that?
America's Next Top Robot, premiering 2045: "Since beauty will be easily attainable, models will be as relevant as a horse and buggy. Robot/avatar models with features that look totally different from the golden-skinned everyday people will represent and sell products world-wide."
The future looks so bright — but where does smizing fit into it?