The operating theatre of the cryopreservation company "ALCOR Life Extension Foundation" in Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona. In this room patients body are freezed. The cooling down process take place on the left sarcophagus for those who require full-body cryopreservation, and on the right box for those who just require head-preservation. Cryopreserved patients are freezed and stored, waiting for their next life.
Humanoid Telenoid robot, at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan. Telenoid is a robot that recreates the emotional experience of a child. Its design is the result of decades of research on empathy between man and robot. Telenoid is available at the Miraikan for a dialogue and to be embraced for a maximum time of three minutes each session.
NASA on Mars
NASA Hi-Seas IV one year simulation of life on Mars. Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii. The astronaut Captain Carmel Johnston walks on the top of the volcano during an EVA (Extra Veichular Activity). Six young astronauts have spent 365 days in complete isolation between the arid lava of this volcano, which perfectly recreates the ground that they will find on Mars. It has been the longest mission never developed by NASA.
Human Bodies Storage Room
Cryonic Institute of Michigan, Detroit, USA. Within those white cylinders (sarcophagus) patient's bodies are cryopreserved in a nitrogen bath, at a stable temperature constantly monitored. On the back the operating room where the cooling down process take place. This is the oldest center in the world, where Robert Ettinger, father of cryonic, did his first studies on cryopreservation.
Humanoid robot hotel
Humanoids robots at the reception of the Henn-na Hotel, the world first humanoid hotel. Fukuoka, Japan. The entire hotel is managed by robots. At the reception guests will find a pretty woman and two robot dinosaurs to welcome them. In the picture the back stage of the hotel front desk.
Climate change, demography, migrations, war. Following the experts opinion, in the
coming decades we are going to face huge challenges. And for the first time in history, we
are dealing with our survival. This work explores what science is doing around the world to
face the future, meets those unknown men and women handling with our destiny, and
narrates places where human being is organizing his resilience.
Pictures are taken in: North Pole scientific base and Global Seed Vault (Svalbard),
Cryopreservation centers (USA), institutes and universities working with humanoid
robotics, NASA astronauts simulating life on Mars (Hi-Seas IV NASA Mission, Hawaii),
edible insect farming in Netherland, biosphere to preserve the forests biodiversity in UK.
The work (entirely realized in 2016) will be completed in 2017 with the last 2 chapters.