Posted by: buzzmckenna | May 28, 2008

Telstra’s 3D hologram party trick

it has the look and feel of being in the same room together

May 27, 2008 – 1:47PM
From the SMH

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…

Whole article here

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