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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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Japanese Hotel Uses “Self Parking” Slippers Created By Nissan

No more losing slippers in this joint.

Slippers that "park" themselves at the hotel entrance for guests to use? If it's in technology-crazy Japan, it's totally possible. In a collaboration with Nissan, a company that goes beyond manufacturing cars, ProPilot Park Ryokan inn will be featuring self-driving slippers that operate at the push of a button.

The slippers use Nissan's ProPilot Park technology and are each equipped with two tiny wheels, a motor, and a sensor. The technology used for the slippers is the same as the one in Nissan's latest version of its all-battery electric Leaf vehicle, which come with high-tech sensors and cameras that allow the automobile to locate and park driver-less.

Guests will be greeted by these slippers at the entrance.

So how does the ProPilot techology work? According to Daily Mail: ...

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10 Proofs That Convinced People The Moon Landings Were A Hoax

Gathered by the theorists, examine the evidence and see if NASA really staged the moon landings.

Apparently, not everyone in this world believes that the moon landings are true. The theory suggests that the US government staged everything in order to win the space race against Russia. And over time, this “conspiracy theory” has grown in popularity. In fact, 20 percent of the Americans, according to a recent survey, believe that NASA never landed on the moon.

While this continues to be debated up to this day, it cannot be denied that evidence gathered by conspiracy theorists are quite interesting. In this list, we present to you said evidence suggesting that the moon landings were merely faked.

#10. The Waving Flag

Moon landing deniers pointed out that when the landing took place – which was televised, by the way – the American flag can be seen waving. This happened right after Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted it. There were also photos showing a ripple in a breeze, thus somehow showing a fold in the flag. NASA has since denied the allegation, saying that the flag was kept in a thin tube. This reportedly led to the ripple effect seen by the audience....

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Here’s What Will Happen If Earth Would Stop Spinning

It’s not going to be pretty.

We've been taught a lot about Earth's rotation in school -- that basically, our planet rotates on its axis once each day, which is approximately 24 hours. But have you ever wondered what exactly would happen if the world stopped turning?

The Earth's rotation is actually slowing down with time. Although it would take billions and billions of years before the Earth would stop turning and have a day that’s as long as a year, we can’t help but wonder what happens by then. With improved knowledge about Earth, scientists are able to give us some answers.

#1. The Earth will stand still but everything else will move at the same speed as the Earth was turning before.

We may not notice the speed at which our planet is spinning, but if it stopped, everything will be thrown eastward and then eventually falling down, Sten Odenwald from NASA said. The speed is at its greatest in the equator at 1,670 kilometers per hour. ...

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