Zabosu has started a program where actors and directors will act in unison. The plan is to turn ordinary people into humanoid androids.
Zabosu is all about thinking big. This company has started a service whereby a person in one part of the world may control the actions of the other person in another part of the world. One of these two is called the director.
He will do the remote control controlling. The other one is called the actor and he will have various sensors and cameras on him and will do the acting or robotic movements.
4G cellular facilities will get employed in the completion of this project. The actor is supposed to just put his camera phone into his pocket with its front screen facing outside.
This way he will be able to pick up signals that come from the surrounding environment and send them back to the boss or director. Meanwhile, the director connects via a browser and gives instructions to the actor on an ad hoc basis.
The whole idea began with the trends of tourism, doing chores, retail therapy and several other activities. These could be done with one person acting as the actor and the other as the director.
That way one could follow the orders and advice of another. It is a pretty impressive system of follow-the-leader. In fact, many actors can be given directions by a single director.
No matter what the occasion or event or happening, the person in the background can control the actions of the actor as a director controls the direction of a film. This is quite exciting and exhilarating a proposal. It has the capacity to create a simulated environment in reality itself.
While the wrong uses of it are myriad (spying, behavior control, thought control) there are also many aspects that are downright positive and proactive. It may be used to design a society that has mentors and uses the wisdom of its elders to order the lives of its junior members.
"The inspiration for Zabosu came from Justin.tv, a web show in 2007 that followed Justin Kan as he roamed San Francisco with a backpack full of cellular data modems livestreaming audio and video of his life, pretty much 24/7," said Karl Lautman, founder and CEO, Zabosu.
"At that time, I thought how much more interesting it would be if viewers could talk back to Justin and tell him what to do, but the technology just wasn't there yet. When I finally saw 4G cellular networks on the horizon, which are capable of the requisite 1 Mbps upload speed, I began development of Zabosu in earnest."
The kickstarter project of Zabosu titled Remote-Controlled Humans will funded until Fri, Jul 18 2014 12:00 PM PDT if at least $100,000 is pledged. $1,400 are collected till now. 29 more days are left to fund this amazing project.