Japan's ANA Avatar XPRIZE selected as winning concept

ANA´s Avatar XPRIZE has been selected as a top prize concept at XPRIZE´s inaugural Visioneers event, the company said.

The ANA Avatar Team, led by Dr. Harry Kloor, said it pitched their vision for a future where avatars allow people´s consciousness to be transported across the globe and beyond. On the heels of the selection of its avatar concept, ANA said it plans to further strengthen its relationship with the non-profit organization with an exclusive Foundation Partnership.

XPRIZE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that utilizes a combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies as a formula to make 10x (vs. 10 percent) impact.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is a Japanese airline that flies 83 international routes and 116 domestic routes. In FY2015, it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of JPY1.79 trillion.