$22m X Prize to make Avatar a reality: Contest to create machines that can 'allow people's consciousness to be transported instantaneously'

Humanoid robots could soon allow us to stream our consciousness anywhere in the world, acting as surrogate bodies that enable people to ‘instantly be in multiple places at once.’
This is the goal of the Avatar XPrize, an ANA-sponsored concept for a $22 million contest just selected at the XPrize Visioneers 2016 Summit as ‘ready to launch.’
The technology would make James Cameron's Avatar a reality, developing ‘limitless travel’ avatars that can be rented and controlled remotely by a human operator, who will be able to hear, see, and feel what the robot is experiencing.
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4 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail

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