Repost from Future Culture:
buying a present for a loved one, attending a conference at the other part of the world,
or doing some supermarket buying chores.
Truth is , there are no "remote-controlled humans" per se in this project, no androids, no cyborgs, no computer-to-brain interface "dictating" the subordinate on what to do, no Stepford Wife fembots, no telepresence avatars. The said phrase could possibly be Lautman's idea to spice up the hype for some "controversial flavor", catching the attention of the tech intelligentsia community.
Simplified: It's more like Skype-to-Skype between boss (the so-called "zab") and the subordinate (the so-called "zuk") , and the "zab" giving directions from the office/home, while the "zuk" is out on field doing the task for the "boss" --- all these with a tweak customized for the Zabosu project.
The Zabosu marketing blitz transcended what was thought of as a creepy idea on having "remote-controlled humans": what with its come-hither allure for the easy-to-impress EveryMan . Hear this:
Karl Lautman, the main man at the helm of this project, more popular with his background as a sculptor-visual artist whose works have received some recognition, could be just gathering his seond wind, or probably "third wind" the next time he dishes out his ideas for the public to ogle on.