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Virtual Humans Proposed As Space Travelers

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posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 04:49 PM
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TELLURIDE, COLORADO -- Better make room for an extra crewmember aboard any spaceship heading outward. This person wont require food, oxygen or water, nor even need to buckle up for safety. The tag-along traveler could, however, be a lifesaver in terms of getting the expedition to and from a celestial destination.

Roll out the welcome mat for the virtual astronaut and enter the 3D space of Peter Plantec, a consultant in virtual human design and animation, as well as a leading expert on visual entertainment. He also initiated the "Sylvie" project -- the first commercially available virtual human interface.


story.news.yahoo.com.../space/20040901/sc_space/virtualhumansproposedasspacetravelers

Virtual Humans eh? Never did think of this. It would prove to be useful, for sending them into space and not risking our own lives. I hope that this does work and it can benefit us exploring the deep space in our universe.

[edit on 1-9-2004 by Korwatt]

[edit on 1-9-2004 by Korwatt]




posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 04:53 PM
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The link isn't working for me it's going to a page that says Not Found.

Am I the only one?

Spiderj



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 05:10 PM
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That's odd, I wonder why it's doing that.. never did it before.



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by Korwatt
That's odd, I wonder why it's doing that.. never did it before.


The proposal must have been rejected.



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 09:15 PM
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The first post has been updated with a new link to the story.



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 09:18 PM
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here is another link that should work

www.space.com...

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posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 10:29 PM
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I dont like it.

We choose to risk our own lives (there our lives to risk) in the face of exploring, to see whats out there.

I for one would love to have the oportunity to ride on the space shuttle even though i know theres a risk.

How those astronauts died was the way the would of like to of gone. Basically having your ashes spread over the USA, plus the shuttle tore apart after they spent a week in space, i'm sure alot of people would give there life for 1 week in space.



posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
I dont like it.

We choose to risk our own lives (there our lives to risk) in the face of exploring, to see whats out there.

I for one would love to have the oportunity to ride on the space shuttle even though i know theres a risk.

How those astronauts died was the way the would of like to of gone. Basically having your ashes spread over the USA, plus the shuttle tore apart after they spent a week in space, i'm sure alot of people would give there life for 1 week in space.


I believe this will be usfull in exploring far away solar systems, that humans cannot realisticly get to yet. I agree with you however that the main goal of space exploration is to move our species into the stars not become armchair explorers. We'll stagnate as a culture if we do that, and plus there isn't the thrill factor in knowing that what you're doing is dangerous and alot of people go for that, they are what regular people call Adrenaline Junkies. I am one of them, and I can't wait to go up into suborbit. If they leave space to the Inorganics that would spell ...well i woulnd't like it...

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