The easiest way to distinguish humans from CGI constructs? It's usually the skin. There's a smoothness to the flesh that puts us right smack dab in the middle of the uncanny valley (and that's not a fun place to be). Well, the guys from the computer graphic research from the University of Southern California Institute of Creative Technology might change all that. They’ve released a new method to produce highly realistic artificial skin with ultra-fine detail.

Kiki Nagano and a team of researchers scanned human faces at the 10 micron level, in order to capture fine details like wrinkles and pores, and then created an algorithm to mimic natural stretching and compression that skin would normally undergo while making facial expressions, and it looks incredible.

The future is here guys, and it has pores.