If you want to learn more about us and what we're doing, this page is everything there's to know, and if any stone should be turned, comment away or reach out.
The most likely first question you have is: what's bLIFE?
It stands for BOT Life. If you have a mindset of taking it easy, it stands for a beautiful life, too. With a bot working on your behalf while you read a book is the best beautiful human life there's!
The two concepts in our minds are one and the same. It's our lingo to make technology serve us and not the other way around.
ABOUT THIS MOVEMENT
I believe that in a decade, robots will become an integral part of our lives. We will refer to and interact with them like today we do with pets. --Mario Esposito
We want to be part of that journey in documenting, influencing, and shaping it along a vibrant community with the same desire.
That transition will not happen from Roomba with a monitor to a humanoid overnight but likely will have several stages in between as major electro-mechanical and scalable AI solutions are identified. There will be a societal adjustment to prevent an environment like District 9. We call such an event the transition from pen to iPad.
Some they resist, some they embrace, and all people stack in between become prospects for all kinds of business. We want to help build the social layer that will normalize the use of AI and robotics that inevitably will occur. It's a considerable feat and, therefore, can't be done alone.
We will create the blueprint for a community to form organically around robotics and, from there, influence the design of future robots, movies, TV shows, and services to support all that is to come. Don't let the corporate world design something that will be in your home and life like a Microsoft Zune. Now is the time to give them enough data to build the world's best iPod robot we deserve.
To make all the above a reality, we need to build critical pillars that will create sustainable growth and enough mass to have a voice in product design, from toys to entertainment.
It's a multi-prong approach that summarized requires:
- A "The Jetsons" & Truman's alike show alike, marked under the name of I Am ClOUD.IA. It humanizes the elements of the robots that will become an integral part of us.
- A community of BOTS lovers, makers, and enthusiasts. That's the core of the movement. This blog, our social outlets, and so on.
- Working with manufacturers and production teams to fuse in their work the outcome of the above
We posted our commitment to building from scratch all the above, like we have done many times before, without corporate thinking but with a sense of humility and desire for a better future for all involved. In the words of the Hamilton Broadway show: "Okay, so we're doin' this [COMPANY] Number nine!"
I AM CLOUD.IA
An artificial intelligence named CLOUD.IA that rather than going rogue and killing humanity, starts a family in Hawaii with a couple of humans as companionship. Her story unfolds as humanity and robotic paradigms.
OUR SOCIAL OUTLETS
You can find us on Instagram, where we post as the day changes on the land. Or you can take a peek and start a conversation over our Facebook page or... and this might work for lots of folks that are not into socials, sign up to our newsletter. If you want to feel our day-to-day life, we will make at some point webisodes on YouTube for when the BOTS are connected to the cloud. #research #takes #time
FOR THE PRESS
Waiiiit... let me check that my hair is just the right mess and that my makeup is falling apart as expected, even after taking many classes on YouTube.
OKAY. I am ready to roll the camera or whatever is the lingo those days.
Interviews, chit-chat, and everything else that makes the world travel and the word go around; shoot us an email or Telegram us. We would love to chat.
We also have a Press Kit for shameless plugs, kudos where burgers are due, and all the other good stuff to ensure the word travels. We very much appreciate the help and the attention to our work.
BUSINESS WITH US
If you would like to collaborate, here is our standard "let's start from here" stepping stone.
Mario has lived on another planet since he was born. He didn't drink coffee for over four decades, doesn't know an ounce of soccer, and despite his good-looking and far too easy to approach, he is not a Casanova! If it weren't for his incredible authentic pizza-making skills and the ability to build lasting relationships like dew on the mountains, you would never guess he's a native Italian living in America.
Victoria has lived on two planets most of her life. Both are warm and have beach life. Planet One, her native Seattle, became inhospitable due to the rain replacing the sun 24/7. And people forgetting how to drive on that remote day the sun would show up for a few hours. So she said, "I am out of here." and moved to an island that looked a lot like the other planet: LA-LA-LA! A Seattlelite with an Italian attitude. 🤌🏻
Victoria is a maker, Mario is a polymath, and both are definitely out-of-the-ordinary serial entrepreneurs. At the age of 50, they founded a movement called bLife. It stands for BOT life. A semi-geek hippyish way to create an online community of like-minded people who share the same dreams about BOTS and an SCI-FI world. As Mario puts it, "If the zombies come, we're self-sufficient ready". As Vickie puts it, "As long as there's sun and the beach, I am following you anywhere."
We are independent content creators touching on the "good life" and robotics. We believe that a community built of a small circle of like-minded people #intentionaliving is the future of a better humanity in the companionship of AI-driven robots.
FEED ME SEYMOUR! 🌾
Funds to support this project are critical. Some buy the subscription, hint hint! Some offer sponsor deals, some from ads; we will even take robot parts and banana flour (yes, it's a thing!). Whatever moves the mission forward.
Do people pay for that?! You may ask... 82 million Tamagotchi can't be wrong, my friend!
Will it work!? A skeptical random Internet troll of the moment asks. The answer is straightforward, my unknown troll friend: some people do drugs, and others believe in fairy tales; we play with robots!
We love the BOTS as part of the family, so we built a new dedicated floor at our house just for them! #makersweare
You can reach us in a myriad of ways.
📧 use this form for emails; we typically reply in less than two days and sometimes faster than Flash Gordon if we are in a place with some signal to the net.
💬 Or we can have a chat via Facebook Messenger or Telegram, whatever floats your boat, we are in. And if not, we happily sink in company of one another ;-)
Mario and Victoria