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I’m Reading Life Signs, Captain!

By Brian | January 17, 2012 | Share on Facebook

Perhaps the coolest announcement at this year’s Consumer & Electronics Show (CES 2012): a $10 million prize to the first person who invents a Tricorder:

The rationale behind the latest X Prize, known as the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, which was announced at CES today, and which will award a $10 million bounty to the first team that can create “a mobile platform that most accurately diagnoses a set of 15 diseases across 30 [patients] in three days.”

It’s very cool, but they should have gone for a transporter – then more people would have attended next year’s show. ;-)

Topics: The Future is Now | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “I’m Reading Life Signs, Captain!”

  1. TOJ says at January 17th, 2012 at 10:30 pm :
    Some of the technology necessary already exists. A couple of years ago, some chemists at Purdue created a shoebox-sized mass spectrometer that can identify trace amounts of chemical residue in situ (e.g. drugs on money, explosives on shoes, etc.) in a matter of seconds:


  2. Brian says at January 17th, 2012 at 11:32 pm :
    @TOJ – seems like they’ve got a head start on the $10 million!