More than 1,500 people worldwide die a day from cancer. My project investigates the idea that in the future we will be able to solve this problem by detecting cancer early. Once we have the sign of the first unregulated cell differentiation, then we can prompt our bodies to intervene and prevent the cancer from metastasizing through biological drug delivery.
Drug Delivery Experiment:
In the distant future, technology will allow humans to explore the universe through surrogates controlled by their own mind on Earth. Ultimately, their lives will be consumed by this technology, in which they are able to live a fantasy life through any robot, animal, or being for eternity.
Thesis statement: (Relates to 2.)
In the distant future, humans will be able to explore the universe through multiple surrogates controlled by their own mind. They will have the ability to simultaneously experience life through any robot, animal, or being for eternity.
Physicist Michio Kaku states that in the distant future there is the possibility that humans will be able to have their brains uploaded on a memory disk. He goes on saying that we could then put our consciousness on a laser beam and send it into outer space at the speed of light to explore the universe. A relay station could then be placed on the other end, which allows for us to relay our consciousness into whatever being or surrogate we choose. As a result, humans could become a super human through a surrogate robot, or potentially a tiny animal at the bottom of the ocean. Humans will have the ability to select from various surrogates at each relay station. In addition, there is the potential for the consciousness to be split, so that you are controlling multiple surrogates at one time.
Already, we are making huge progress in this field. In the upcoming World Cup, a paralyzed teen will wear an exoskeleton suit and kick a soccer ball for the first time to begin the opening game of the tournament. It takes his physical thoughts of moving his leg forward, and then translates that into mechanical motion of an exoskeleton robot suit. In addition, researchers are investigating ways in which the teen will “feel” the ball hit his foot when he kicks it. A current pulse will be sent to electrodes directly to his brain, which stimulates neurons that fire, indicating a physical contact sensation within his/her brain. This leads us to believe that humans may potentially be able to control bodies in a remote location and feel and experience exactly what they are experiencing.
Lastly, there is an article on Livescience, which talks about the ability for humans to possibly one day obtain immortality. Current neural engineering efforts have been focused on restoring function to individuals with neurological dysfunction. Some more research has been focused on a brain memory device to help people recall short-term memories for a very long time. At the end of the article, they mentioned the term “mind-clones”, in which humans may have the ability to create digital versions of themselves that can live forever.
I envision the final result to be a series of renders that portray one instant in time from multiple different perspectives in various surrogate suits.
For my particular vehicle, I initially looked at very aerodynamic and versatile spaceships to mimic Bruce Banner’s agility and awareness. During an impending threat, Bruce Banner has the ability to transform into the Hulk, so I also looked into larger and bulkier spaceships for inspiration as well. After many iterations, I largely based my final vehicle off the VFA Jolly-Rogers jet to show the maneuverability and smartness of Bruce Banner. I then utilized many of the Hulk’s powerful and unyielding character traits to morph the jet into an ideal form that resembled a ship protecting itself at all costs from impending doom. Another vehicle I looked to for inspiration which largely helped shape the environment was the evacuated tube transport system. In this system, passengers are sent at extremely high speeds through a vacuum tunnel to bypass major roadways. In this same sense, I based my vehicle in space just leaving an enclosed worm tunnel. The piece is set in a futuristic time when scientists have fully discovered worm tunnel capabilities, and humans are able to travel through them at warped speeds bypassing parts of the universe to reach final planet destinations. However, in my piece the vehicle is not only operating in the harsh environment of space, but it also has to deal with an impending asteroid collision with the destination planet. As a result, the vehicle adapts to survive by transforming into a more compact and resilient shape with a force field surrounding the exterior. When rendering the piece, I kept in mind the Hulk’s origins by making the jet green and purple, as well as making it look as if the piece could be part of a comic book. In addition, I wanted to make the viewer believe that this scenario and technology could be possible in the future. As a result, I took a more realistic approach to designing the aircraft and then added features to the vehicle which could resemble futuristic spaceships. I also wanted to evoke a sense of suspense to the viewer as the vehicle comes zooming out of the worm tunnel to an initially unknown catastrophe. To accomplish this sense of near destruction, I rendered the piece with a composition that had lines all leading to one point of obliteration. Ultimately, we see in the final renders that the vehicle adapts and avoids the impending catastrophe.