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Forget conference calls or video crosses - beaming your hologram interstate for a live chat is closer to becoming a reality.
In what Telstra says is a national first, the telco today beamed a mobile three dimensional image of its chief technology officer, Hugh Bradlow, from Melbourne to Adelaide to give a live business presentation.
"In Melbourne, we have a high definition video camera which is filming me as I stand here," Dr Bradlow told journalists.
"That signal is being taped across the network and the far end is using a very smart optical projection system to create a holograph, or my virtual presence, in Adelaide."
Dr Bradlow could see who he was talking to in Adelaide via a big, flat panel screen, allowing the real time interaction.
"It has the look and feel of being in the same room together," he said.
Originally posted by grover
Nah... if you look at it, its obvious its not real... I doubt seriously you could pull something off like making a projected plane look convincing.
Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
Er... i have a question, and it's to do with the applications of this technology.
Is it going to rid the world of disease, hunger and war?
Basically i'm saying that i fail to see what practical use this has other than to make phone sex that little bit more exciting.