using government money:
EVL will build a state-of-the-art motion-capture studio to digitalize the image and movement of real people who will go on to live a virtual eternity in virtual reality. Knowledge will be archived into databases. Voices will be analyzed to create synthesized but natural-sounding “virtual” voices. Mannerisms will be studied and used in creating the 3-D virtual forms, known technically as avatars.
Leigh said his team hopes to create virtual people who respond with a high degree of recognition to different voices and the various ways questions are phrased.
Hope it does not cost ONE BILLION DOLLARS!