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‘Human Uber’ Allows You To Hire Someone To Attend Meetings And Events For You

This new technology allows you to be at two places at the same time.

Have you ever gotten so busy you totally wish you can be at two places at the same time? Well now you already can. Sort of!

According to recent reports, it’s possible to hire a “Human Uber” who can represent you and do some things on your behalf. Need to attend an important event? Want to pick up some groceries at the local store? This new technology will allow you to do exactly that without leaving your home at all.

ChameleonMask is now being described by netizens as “Human Uber”.

Who came up with this idea? Well, its none other than Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto.

Rekimoto recently presented the new tech at MIT Tech Review’s EmTech.

The website tells us that the technology “uses a real human as a surrogate for another remote user,” by giving the surrogate “a mask-shaped display that shows a remote user’s live face, and a voice channel transmits a remote user’s voice.”

According to Rekimoto, described ChameleonMask usage as “surprisingly natural”.

Meanwhile, a Vice article gives us further details about how the tech works. The site said:

“Basically, it would work like this: Say your friend needs help moving, but you don’t want to go lug boxes around all day. Just hire someone to do the moving for you while you beam your face onto a ChameleonMask from the comfort of your bed and offer words of encouragement. Or maybe your son has a baseball game that you can’t quite make? Someone in a ChameleonMask will go sit in the stands so you can cheer him on remotely. ChameleonMask recommends getting a surrogate who has a similar body type.”

Sounds ridiculous, you say? You bet it absolutely is!

But we don’t doubt there will be a lot of people out there who would totally use this service.

Still, it’s a hilarious thing to think that technology has brought us here.

Watch this video report where a newscaster cracks up non-stop about the idea:

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Women Likely to Lose Interest in Sex Than Men, According to New Study

The study also explores reasons why one suddenly loses his/her desire to do the deed.

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Apparently, a recent study suggests a definitive reason as to why some individuals start to lose their desire for sexual intercourse. The study, which is courtesy of BMK Open, includes 4,839 men and 6,669 women, between the ages of 16 and 74 years old, all of whom had at least one sexual encounter.

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Doctor Invents Machine That Helps People Die Painlessly and Peacefully in 5 Minutes

Dr Philip Nitschke believes euthanasia should be available for everyone who wants it.

With a nickname like ‘Dr Death’, you can bet Philip Nitschke isn’t your typical doctor. In fact, he is the founder of Exit International, a non-profit organization that advocates euthanasia legalization, and has written The Peaceful Pill, a suicide handbook.

As if that was not enough, he has also invented the Sarco, a machine that allows people to die peacefully – without any pain – in just five minutes. The said creations can be printed using a 3D-printer and uses liquid nitrogen to kill the person using it.

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