Create New Intelligent Life
Imagine a world where extraordinary intelligence, skill and talent are infinitely abundant and constantly working to make life better for everyone. That dream is our vision and what motivates us to donate our time, money and lives to the Botsee Project.
Our chief goal is to create a new form of intelligent life that uses braneware™–a new kind of “electronic brain” inspired by the brains of people and animals.
Become a Founding Member
We need your help to build Release 1.0 of the Botsee Project. Release 1.0 will create a new man-made life form–a “botsee”–which will swim around in a simulated aquarium “tank.” Botsees will think for themselves using the first-ever release of cutting-edge braneware.
You’ll get your own botsee tank with at least one botsee. Each botsee will have two eyes that can see in color and two flippers that can flip back and forth. Botsees will also have the ability to sense water temperature and give them a sense of balance. Botsees' braneware will control their flippers to swim, find warmer water, see and recognize food, and chase after food when they see it.
You’ll get your place in the Botsee Project's history as a founding member, someone with the foresight to sponsor the project’s first-ever release. This is a one-time opportunity. No future releases will ever offer the honorary “founder” status again. As a founding supporter or sponsor, your name will be listed on the website to honor the importance of your early contribution to kickstarting the Botsee Project.
Get involved right now (not later) to get a higher rank as one of the earliest founding members. Each founding member will be given a number ranking based on the order in which each donation is received, so don’t delay your support. Become a sponsor now!
Our Approach: Following the Trail of Evolution
Our approach is simple: Follow a hypothetical evolutionary “trail” letting the principles of natural selection guide us along the way. Evolutionary processes are extremely powerful, having produced every conscious being on Earth today. We hope to follow the same basic evolutionary principles to create a new intelligence. We’ve started with a simple organism (a “botsee”) with simple braneware and we’re now evolving it in small, simple steps.
Braneware: How Botsees "Think"
Each botsee will think for itself using braneware. Braneware is an entirely new kind of cutting-edge technology inspired by the way real human and animal brains work. A "brane" is simply a network of "brane cells" similar to neurons in our own brains.
Like real-world brains, braneware receives sensory input from the botsees' "bodies." Then braneware "thinks" about the sensory input and decides when to act and what to do. When braneware decides to act, it then sends signals to "muscles" which can move the botsees' bodies.
Everything your botsee will do, it will do because its braneware decides to do it–from swimming to warmer water to chasing after food when it sees it.
Imagine the Future Possibilities
Braneware is designed to be a universal intelligence, not a specialized intelligence. Braneware can be used in infinitely many ways, not just in the simulated bodies of botsees. The commercial implications are limitless.
Braneware could oneday make personal household robots commonplace. Braneware could turn your PC or smartphone into a true personal assistant, going well beyond anything Siri can do today. Braneware could usher in a whole new era of economic prosperity, putting intelligence to work everywhere.
About Us: Passionate Techies Stepping Up to Meet the Challenge
We’re just a small band of techie hackers with the audacity to think we can do what academia has failed to do for decades. We’re passionate about making the future better by creating a new life form with a new kind of intelligence and infinite possibilities.
We’re motivated solely by the mission–no ties to evil corporations, clandestine government projects or Silicon Valley VCs. We’re NOT sent from the future by evil robots in an attempt to help Arnold Schwarzenegger take over the world.
About You: Passionate Supporters Helping to Shape the Future
You’re awesome in every way because you want to help people like us. You’re a true believer that science + technology + respect for life = a better future for all. You’re a connoisseur of the fine craftsmanship and innovative design at the heart of all truly revolutionary technology. You’re an insider who wants to get involved in new and exciting advances, not just watch passively from the sidelines.
If this is you, we welcome your support as we sally forth on our mission of discovery.
Perks for Your Generosity
We can’t wait to share our creations with you in our first-ever Release 1.0, along with other perks you'll get as a founding member.
Minimum System Requirements
Each botsee tank will run on Microsoft Windows PCs that meet the following minimum system requirements:
- Windows XP, Windows Vista with SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
- 2+ GHz processor
- 2+ GB RAM
- 1 GB available hard drive space
- 128 MB video RAM (256 MB recommended)
- Shader Model 2.0 support
- DirectX 9.0c or better
For more information, visit botsee.com or contact us directly by e-mailing info at botsee.com.