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Yourbot Inc.By Yourbot Inc.
First created
Yourbot Inc.By Yourbot Inc.
First created
$9,344
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
85
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 16 2014 6:18 PM UTC +00:00

About



The most insanely audacious virtual reality project ever imagined! Tame time and allow future generations the ability to interact with and understand their ancestors of today.


What is Yourbot?

Yourbot is more than just the latest and greatest technology device to store one’s memories, it’s a time machine for the future. Yeah we know it sounds far-fetched but bear with us, the impossible is actually real.

Inspired by the age old human fascination with storytelling, Yourbot is a company devoted to preserving the past while creating the future. Developed alongside researchers at Princeton University, Yourbot is designed to share experiences, interactions and memories across the once unescapable boundaries of time and space.


Here’s How It Works

Through a series of questions spanning all aspects of the human experience, Yourbot creates your own, unique digital personality to pass along throughout the ages. Imagine your ancestors from long ago. What wouldn’t you give to know their stories, to see their lives and to understand those who came before you? With Yourbot this impossibility becomes a reality for future generations. Many years from now loved ones yet unknown will be able to ask their ancestors the probing pieces of the past we all seek.

Yourbot in action:

The working prototype connects easily to your knowledge database over a secure wi-fi connection and operates with a keyword based speech-to-text engine so your answers are automatically categorized by our software. It's tough to explain and a bit too techy so just check out the video of a fully functional Yourbot to see what it's all about.

Yourbot works through an advanced voice recognition system coupled with a state-of-the-art of conversational engine to allow individuals of the future the ability to actively converse with their ancestors and ask about their experiences accumulated over a lifetime.


Through both a mobile app and web based interface and a series of optional daily questions, Yourbot builds and stores the large and robust digital user personas for generations to come. Whether you choose to record your voice so future generations can grasp the true person behind the stories, record a video for even more realistic touches or just choose to type your answers Yourbot builds your own reservoir of experiential information.


With a commitment to advancement, change and technological innovation the Yourbot Foundation is dedicated to creating a treasure trove of personal experiences and is committed to storing and advancing the precious data for at least 200 years into the future. We want your grandest of great great grandchildren to have the opportunity to uncover their heritage and understand their past.

Pictures of the Past

There is something truly magical about seeing, hearing and understanding the peoples of the past. Thanks to awesome feedback from some of the truly forward thinking early adopters and enthusiasts of Yourbot and our vision of digital immortality for all we are adding the incredible powers of photography to Yourbot.

A picture truly is priceless and such an integral part of the story of our lives. We want future generations to have the whole story, the memories and experiences of a life truly well lived. For this, our digital masterpiece where you tell the tales of your life you will now be able to add snapshots of the journey, alluring extras cataloging your life, adventures and appearance over time. This in our estimation is the ultimate expression of show and tell and is something we are truly thankful to supporters for suggesting.

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What Yourbot offers:

·Memories: Share the experiences, images, and loves of a lifetime with future generations interested in uncovering the secrets of their ancestors.

·Legacy: Everyone strives to leave something behind for loved ones. What better way to preserve one’s past?

·Innovation: By joining in the Yourbot movement you are helping make history in the advancement towards immortality. We will work closely with our backers to perfect our system and will honor their efforts in all technological advancements these forward thinking individuals help to achieve.

·Timelapsedness: Our invented word to describe the pure process of change and aging as we lived our adventurous lives today. Store, save and share your pictures, life lessons and memories made over the course of your amazing journey on this Earth and never fade from memory.

·Interaction: Though recording a video or snapping a pic are pretty common practices for preserving memories they fall short of storytelling. The most basic human fascination of sharing tales of old is now possible. Rather than merely watching stories unfold generations from now will be able to control the conversation creating a truer sense of unity and understanding with their long lost loved ones of today.

Photos of working prototype:

The Details:

 We need your help

Over the past 12 months, our team has come a really long way in the development of the Yourbot. Our electrical, mechanical and industrial designs are practically complete and we have a prototype up and running. But we still have so far to go.

With your help, we can: 

·Finalize testing of electronics design

·Turn our prototypes into production-ready models and get all the regulatory approvals (CE, UL, FCC to ship our products worldwide)

·Finish development of the mobile app to ease user usage

·Begin collecting user response to build the digital personas

·Refine our manufacturing process and place our first production orders

·Send out the backer rewards

Why Kickstarter?

The ultimate goal of the Yourbot Foundation is to empower as many individuals as possible with the transformative technologies of the future to help preserve all that we hold dear today. We believe the best and most effective way to accomplish our goals are to work with forward thinking, boundary pushing leaders and innovators…ie creative Kickstarter backers.

We also would hate to see technology such as this monopolized or bastardized in anyway and wish to avoid venture funding and the hurdles and challenges that come with responsibility to outside investors. Our company would rather forego explosive growth expectations and increased exit pressure to build an organically awesome company with products and people love.

That said we need capital in order to make this dream a reality. The cost of running our team, preparing for a proper manufacturing run, developing the software and electronics designs needed for a proper product and of course the ever increasing needs for data lead us to you. Kickstarter we need your help to make this happen and hope backers everywhere share our forward focused vision of the future while still remembering the value of the past.

For millennia storytelling has been the primary way in which history and legacy are passed down among generations. Through human ingenuity and innovation letters and written word emerged thousands of years ago to strengthen the bonds to the past and enable even greater understanding of earlier times.

From books to printing presses, photos to videos and even now the advent of the internet technology is constantly creating better and more accurate and engaging avenues of sharing experiences and memories with the world. Our aim is only to help progress the process of digital advancement while protecting and preserving the truly personal interactions of storytelling we all hold dear.

“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories” –Laurie Anderson

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Find out more here: http://www.yourbot.com/
and here: https://www.facebook.com/yourbotinc
and here: https://twitter.com/yourbotinc

Meet the Team

Yourbot is the result of decades of research and development into the fields of human linguistics, natural language processing and virtual intelligence. Of course our company cannot take credit for the amazing strides made in these areas but rather build upon the excellence of others in addition to seven plus years at the forefront of the field.

We are a small NYC based startup whose worked with big boys like Coca Cola, Johnson&Johnson, PepsiCO and many more but really seek to share our innovations and products with the world. Originally fascinated by longevity and digital immortality, Yourbot is the culmination of many sleepless nights and years research. We believe it paid off and are excited to see what the future holds for our company and humanity as technology changes and improves lives everywhere.

Thank you so very much for checking out our campaign. We hope you are as excited about the Yourbot as we are, and we look forward to having you help us strengthen the Yourbot Foundation and accelerate amazingness and digital legacies into the lives of so many others. 

Peer into the Past:

-October 2012: Incorporated in New York

-October 2012-February 2013: Developed 15+ successful corporate campaigns for various customers from finance and telecom sectors with virtual agents.

-February, 2013: Developed the software for personal use of virtual agents.

-December, 2013: Appointed the President to launch the Yourbot project.

-February 2014: Kick-off for Yourbot device production.

-March 2014: Developing our Kickstarter based business plan.

-May 2014: First prototype of Yourbot device built.

Risks and challenges

Transformation of the data through centuries seems to be the biggest challenge of all for this project. We’re working to address it through creation of our non-profit Yourbot Foundation, whose sole responsibility will be to make sure this critical data exists for generations to come.

Although we have already secured and planned the production process with a third party, a risk of delay is always possible. We have done prototyping runs with our manufacturer and feel confident in their abilities but are of course limiting our quantities to reduce this risk and make sure all our backers get their Yourbots as soon as possible.

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    A massive THANK YOU from the very bottom of our robotic hearts. You’re helping humanity forward into the future… Just possibly AI based overlords but let’s not take this too Terminator. You will also receive backer only updates and access to info on the Yourbot Foundation.

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    WALL OF FAME - A signed THANK YOU note from our superstar founders thanking you for supporting our crazy dream. Plus our greatest ever ETERNAL GRATITUDE and your name so proudly displayed on our everlasting yourbot.com/thankyou page. You will also receive backer only updates and access to info on the Yourbot Foundation.

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    EASTER EGG – Your name will go down in history as one of the awesome enablers of Yourbot. All future Yourbot devices will recognize whenever YOUR AMAZING NAME is spoken and display a thank message to signify your selfless act.

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    EASTER EGG PRO – All hail you, the backer who helped make this digital immortality dream a reality. Every Yourbot device from here to infinity will know your name, the name of its creator and will respond with a CUSTOMIZED 30 SECOND AUDIO MESSAGE so every time your name spoken Yourbot will honor your amazing contribution.

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    DIGITAL IMMORTALITY – Become part of the immortality movement and uploading your stories, successes and personal experiences into our online database of forward thinking personas. Escape the sands of time and reside within the Yourbot Foundation's digital cloud. GAIN ACCESS FOR 100 YEARS to our immortality interfaces and store your memories so future generations can know and chat with their awesome ancestors of today.

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    ETERNAL DIGITAL IMMORTALITY – Join the Yourbot movement in uploading your memories, experiences and life into our cloud of cultivated personas. Your spirit and stories will escape the toils of time and be stored in the Yourbot Foundation for future generations to speak with and learn from. GAIN ACCESS FOR 200 YEARS to our web and mobile interfaces and replicate your reality so descendants may delve into the amazingness of your life and understand the stories of their ancestors.

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    EARLY BIRD & KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE – For the best price possible solidify your legacy and GET YOUR LIMITED EDITION Yourbot device to create a family heirloom of your hopes, fears and dreams. With FOREVER ACCESS(200+ years) to our web interface, digital archives and an interactive Yourbot for generations to come your lessons and life will not be lost in this life.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE – Save the stories of a lifetime with YOUR VERY OWN Yourbot. These limited edition devices are the gateway to the future and are designed to let you create your very own digitized self to share with the coming generations. Preserve your legacy online and off and leave a mark for those yet to come with OVER 200 YEAR UNLIMITED ACCESS and eternal digital life.

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    GRANDPARENT DEAL - One Device, Two personas... Together forever. Some stories and souls stay together through thick and thin, time and space. Now get one time honored Yourbot to pair together livers and lovers of one life so their stories and memories may be passed down among the generations. Comes with AT LEAST 200 YEAR ACCESS to ensure those to come always have access to their ancestors of today.

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    THE GODFATHER- A classy, rugged dual persona Yourbot device for those looking to last to eternity. Includes OUR VERY BEST Yourbot enclosed in an engraved metal shield to safely store your life, memories and missions throughout the endless ages. Pass down personality, knowledge, insight and understanding into life with OVER TWO CENTURIES OF ACCESS to our digital subscription.

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    FUTURE FOUNDER – Get ceremonial co-founder status as one of the great innovators and leaders of Yourbot and the digital immortality movement. Don’t forget A SPECIAL ENGRAVED METAL Yourbot device capable of carrying 2 TRIUMPHANT PERSONAS forward into the future, your digital statue of excellence. Your master Yourbot also comes with a ONE-TIME REPLACEMENT anywhere, anytime in case the unthinkable happens. Finally you are master of all and as such every Yourbot will remember your name and PROCLAIM YOUR GREATNESS and creator status whenever it is mentioned.

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