AI replaces NFT as latest tech trend but it's not as planet friendly as you'd think

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An AI image created on Midjourney using the prompt: /imagine hyper realistic pastel interior inspired by glitch art featuring a round bed and a chandalier with plants and a waterfall (Image credit: Hannah Rooke / Midjourney)

Remember NFTs? No, we barely do either. As quickly as they exploded into the metaverse causing photographers left, right and center to start minting, they seem to have vanished without a trace. 

For months it felt like all we posted about were how people sell NFTs, photographers getting backlash for selling NFTs and companies such an Instagram planning to launch its own NFT platform. But now the hype seems to have been replaced by AI technology only that looks like it's here to stay.  

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.