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NFT: Willing to sell your face for $125K?

spike : 2/16/2020 9:59 pm
"Additive manufacturing company Geomiq is asking for volunteers to send in photos of their face to be considered for a new line of humanoid robots.

If selected, the person signing over the rights to their likeness will receive over $125,000 in compensation.

The client is mysterious, but Geomiq says the company is working on robots for elderly care, and those prototypes will be produced next year.

Need a pile of cash, fast? Have a face? Then step right up to waive the copyrights to it. In exchange, you'll receive about $125,000. And best of all, one day you'll see your mug on an army of humanoid robots.

Geomiq, an additive manufacturing and machining startup based in London, is looking for a person to fork over their face for a new line of human-looking robots. Full stop.

The star search came through a blog post the company published earlier this month. Geomiq isn't the brains behind the operation, according to the post, but will be working on behalf of a mysterious client looking for a "kind and friendly" face for its robots.

"A few weeks ago we were approached by a robotics company asking if we could help it with the finishing touches of a state-of-the-art humanoid robot its been working on," the company wrote. "Details of the project are scarce due to a non-disclosure agreement weve signed with the designer and his investors, but this is what we do know."

While the details are tight under wraps, we do know there's potential for said face to be mass produced on thousands of robots. In terms of the client, little was disclosed outside the fact that the company is privately funded and has taken investments from venture capitalists and a fund in Shanghai."


For some reason it made  
steve in ky : 2/16/2020 10:04 pm : link
made me think of Kramer selling all his stories to Peterman
They'd probably pay me  
Gene : 2/16/2020 10:09 pm : link
$125K to keep mine.
Beats the more literal way  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/16/2020 10:33 pm : link

What do they pay  
BNY Giants Club : 2/16/2020 10:47 pm : link
for thumbs?
I nominate  
Mike from SI : 2/16/2020 11:22 pm : link
Eli's face.
I was thinking  
section125 : 2/17/2020 6:23 am : link
why does the article say "about" $125000? Must be 100,000 pound sterling as it is a UK based company. Always "skeptical" when somethings says "about."

It also reminds me of the Star Trek episode - "Mudd's Women"
LOL..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/17/2020 10:54 am : link
That's interesting as hell. They tried to get a meeting with our company a couple of months ago to discuss printing technology. They are currently partners with our competition.

They are known as a "parts bureau" in our business, which means they supply parts to customers, but given where 3D printing technology is right now, this request is pretty laughable on the face of it. A robot with a plastic face isn't going to be too lifelike. Is going to be rather creepy!

We met with them and walked away from doing business - it wasn't associated with this project.
RE: LOL..  
markky : 2/17/2020 11:20 am : link
In comment 14812465 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Quote:
That's interesting as hell. They tried to get a meeting with our company a couple of months ago to discuss printing technology. They are currently partners with our competition.

They are known as a "parts bureau" in our business, which means they supply parts to customers, but given where 3D printing technology is right now, this request is pretty laughable on the face of it. A robot with a plastic face isn't going to be too lifelike. Is going to be rather creepy!

We met with them and walked away from doing business - it wasn't associated with this project.


are you with that Rock Hill, SC company?
That..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/17/2020 11:21 am : link
would likely be correct:)
RE: They'd probably pay me  
LauderdaleMatty : 2/17/2020 2:51 pm : link
In comment 14812317 Gene said:
Quote:
$125K to keep mine.


Was going to say that I’m pretty sure I’m already out of the running.
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