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People I Allegedly Look Like

A number of people on Facebook have been posting notes which include celebrity look-alikes based on facial recognition. Yet another effect of the “memetic marketplace.”

In my own case, the results aren’t that striking. Although, this picture of Stallman looks quite a bit like my father and I look very much like my father.

Seems like my facial hair and glasses counted quite a bit in the recognition.

Still, it’s funny that I should look like fellow Swiss Joseph Deiss and fellow Canadian Frederick Banting. This might be where the “heritage” part of the facial recognition is uncannily accurate. Or it’s just a coincidence.