October 19, 2012

Avatars –Will They Have a Big Role in the Future of Space Exploration?

Dr Grace Augustine’s Avatars on Pandora the the movie Avatar go well beyond current technologies. Robotic avatars could allow humans to fully experience the environment of other worlds. Through the eyes of robotic avatars we could watch the sunrise over the rusty, red crater rims without having to “experience suffocation, the icy death of -200 degrees C on their skin or the sting of microscopic dust in their eyes.”

“If every habitable world in the universe is unique, and the precise chemical conditions of a planet helps shape the life that evolves there, then avatars could allow aliens to visit other worlds from the safety of their spaceship,” reported Astrobio,net. “Could it be that all the stories of alien encounters on Earth were really encounters with alien avatars? Maybe aliens don’t actually look like grey humanoids with large eyes and no noses. Instead, that haunting image may simply be what we look like to them.”

Read more: Avatars –Will They Have a Big Role in the Future of Space Exploration? — The Daily Galaxy.

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