Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Eliza Collins, USA TODAY, says the X Prize Foundation, which pays big prizes to inventors, is offering up to $12.5 million for the first generation tricorder a la Star Trek.
The money is being offered by Qualcomm and Nokia.
The thing does not have to look like Mr Spock's--but it must take vitals and detect 15 diseases. It also must be under 5 pounds.
Leonard Nimoy is onboard--he says he always thought the show projected into future developments.
One company, Nanobiosym, will be entering a nanochip onto which you drip bodily fluids.
For more info, go to: http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org.
I always liked the Transporter, fevently wishing to be beamed anyplace I was not. But that's just me.