May 25, 2006

Larry Smarr on the past and future of telepresence

From the Institute of the Future (What a sweet name!)...

Telepresence has a long history in the laboratory and story. The first AT&T PicturePhone appeared forty years ago. Even as that system bombed, science fiction explored what a world in which telepresence really worked would be like: for example, the bridge of the USS Enterprise (with its giant screen that can alternately be a portal to the outside, a communications screen, or a data display) still resonates with some researchers.
(Link - IFTF)


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