Robert Downey Jr. is already well-known for his work in Hollywood as an actor, philanthropist, and writer; but, he has now added “robotics environmentalist” to his list of admirable characteristics.
At the beginning of this week, the actor who played Iron Man addressed the stage at the Amazon Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas to make the announcement regarding the establishment of his new foundation.
The foundation will utilize nanotechnology and robotics as a means of sanitizing the earth.
Downey Jr. did not provide very many specifics regarding how the organization will start its objective of cleaning up, but a website for the Footprint Coalition went live not long after the actor made his announcement.
Only a sign-up sheet for future newsletters and updates can be seen on the website as of right now, but according to Downey Jr., he will spend the next 11 months working with UN specialists and building up the organization so that the coalition may begin its work by April 2020.
Following that, Robert Downey Jr. states that “between robotics and nanotechnology, we could certainly clean up the earth greatly, if not completely, within a decade.”
Downey Jr. went on to say that his previous carelessness toward the natural world is now serving as motivation for him to take positive steps forward.
According to the reports from the reporters, he stated, “I have this subtle sense of crisis.” “I am a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus… [but] I want to change,” I said to myself.
Forbes believes that Robert Downey Jr.’s net worth is approximately $81 million, which is more than enough to get started cleaning up the globe. Regardless of the actor’s specific plans, this kind of money is more than plenty.
At the Re:Mars conference, which stands for “Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space,” a number of speakers discussed the advantages of using artificial intelligence during their presentations.
In addition to announcing the launch of his organization, Robert Downey Jr. also discussed the fact that he and his wife Susan will be the executive producers of a new documentary series on the marvels of artificial intelligence that will air on YouTube Red.
The series will, of course, be narrated by Robert Downey Jr.