How NASA Wants Us to Explore the Universe With Robotic Avatars and Holodecks

By Jesus Diaz on at

Take three minutes of your life to listen to Dr. Jeff Norris, one of the science rock stars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He talks about how NASA is working to democratise space exploration by using robots, holodecks and 3D technologies so we can all see space with our own eyes using space probes that will travel to other planets and stars.

It's an inspiring vision that you need to listen to. One that is not coming soon enough, but it's coming sooner than the warp drive.

I love his punchline: we are all the space invaders. Cue in Bowie's Moonage Dream. [Thanks to our friend Mark Rober, another of the JPL geniuses]