At the moment, Dr. Warren E. Vidic and his team are working on the research for genetic memory that explores information from our ancestors that may be stored in our genetics.
Another project of his team is the development of a device that is able to store and display that information in both video and audio form. The device alongside the project were called The “Animus project”, Latin for spirit.
The technology underwent several stages of development and prototypes before a satisfactorily working model were created, although by 2010 the technology had still not been perfected.
The Animus 1 (or more precisely, 1.28) is the first prototype of the Animus built by Abstergo.