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Virtual babies could be the new Tamagotchi

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Experts are hoping virtual children will be fully accepted and embraced by 2070

In just 50 years time, people will be able to raise virtual babies in the metaverse.

Catriona Campbell is an A.I expert and writes in her new book that virtual babies are the way of the future, dubbing it the “Tamagotchi generation”.

“As the metaverse evolves, I can see virtual children becoming an accepted and fully embraced part of society in much of the developed world,” she says.

Parents will need augmented reality glasses and haptic gloves to see and feel their baby.

Virtual children will also have a digital memory allowing them to speak and respond to emotions.

It’s likely people will have to pay a monthly subscription fee to enjoy their virtual babies. 

This will allow people to choose when and how long they want to raise their digital child.

Some experts believe it could even prevent issues of over-population.

Katerina Kostakos contributed to this article.

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Anne Heche fighting for life in coma

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U.S. actress Anne Heche is in a coma following a horror car crash in Los Angeles

Heche’s representative has confirmed the 53-year-old is fighting for her life in an “extreme critical condition.”

“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention…

She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

Anne heche representative

There are concerns Heche may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, after plowing into two separate homes.

New reports also suggest Los Angeles Police Department requested a warrant to test Heche’s blood to determine if she was under the influence.

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Hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton John

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We have lost a true Hollywood and “our girl” – the Australian icon

Olivia Newton John has passed away at the age of 73

She was an icon for so many battling cancer, as she had done for such a long time.

In a post on Facebook, her family says:

Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund

Olivia rose to stardom for her remarkable performance in hit musical “Grease” where she co-starred alongside Actor John Travolta, in 1978.

She was just 29 years of age, playing the role of an innocent teen in love with the bad boy.

Tributes are pouring in for Olivia Newton John.

Travolta has released a statement in tribute to the late icon.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better…Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

John Travolta tribute to Olivia Newton-John on Instagram

What a duo they were, and what a legacy she leaves behind.

Daughter remembers her Newton-John as “best friend”

Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared this beautiful childhood image with her late mother, with no words.

Only three days before Lattanzi had shared a recent image with her mother captioned “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend.”

Fellow entertainers and leaders the world over have also paid tribute to the beloved star.

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Pop star turned cancer advocate – the voice we needed

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A pop star turned cancer advocate, Olivia Newton-John spent much of her later years fiercely fighting for awareness and further research

She began battling her third round of cancer in 2017, at the base of her spine.

JULY 6, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John pictured in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Tracey Haslam / Newspix / Getty Images)

Her initial diagnosis was all the way back in 1992, when doctors told her she had breast cancer, before discovering cancer again in her shoulder, following a car accident in 2013.

“My husband makes me tinctures that help me immensely with pain, inflammation, sleep and anxiety,” the singer told Closer.

We have lost a true Hollywood and “our girl” – the Australian icon

Life-saving legacy

Newton-John’s courage was more often than not a source of strength for the millions of people who are also fighting their own cancer battles.

At Melbourne’s Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John gave her name to the Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, because she believed so passionately in its philosophy of wellness.

For more than 10 years, Olivia championed the vision to build a world-class hospital, supporting patients in body, mind and spirit.

She received her OBE in 1979 and DBE in 2020, for her services to charity, cancer research and entertainment.

FDA APPROVES BREAKTHROUGH MEDICATION FOR WOMEN

On the same day her death is announced, the FDA approves the first medication for a newly recognised breast cancer, called Enhertu 

In clinical trials, the medication almost doubled the life expectancy of women living with the cancer without it getting any worse.

When compared with standard chemotherapy, it increased survival from around 17 months to 24 months.

The FDA says patients are eligible for Enhertu if the cancer has spread beyond the breast and they’ve already received standard chemo.

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