Courtesy broc7Telstra, an Australian telecommunications company, beamed a live, three-dimensional hologram of its chief technology officer from Melbourne to Adelaide to participate in a business presentation.
The purpose of this holo-man wasn’t so much to show off cool hologram projection technology, as it was to show off how cool Telstra thinks Telstra is, and to suggest that one day you too might be as cool as Telstra (assuming you get Telstra’s broadband service).
A small tragedy, I’d say. You have the means to project holograms, and you’re using it to beam an image of a man in a suit from southern Australia to…south southeastern Australia? Pfff. If you say so. I think we could all imagine a few better applications than that.
Things I would do with a hologram of me:
1) Make it Godzilla-sized, and “attack” a major city
2) Project it into my bedroom, so I can watch over me while I’m sleeping
3) Project it into someone else’s bedroom, to make them uncomfortable
4) Hide it in the memory banks of a little robot, in the hope that it might randomly reach someone who can help me escape the Death Star
5) Project it into a refrigerator—instant haunted refrigerator
6) Project it into my cubicle—instant three day weekend
Anyway, when I’m in charge this sort of nonsense will not fly. There will be new, better nonsense flying all over the place.