Here’s the stuff of science fiction in practice – in Vernor Vinge’s latest book Telepresence is a key part of the narrative along with wearable computers and virtual communities. Here you see John Chambers of Cisco talking to Marthin Debeers through Telepresence.
I once had to wake John up at three am a few years back, so this is my way of apology since he was quite pleasant considering the circumstance and he got things straightened out very quickly.
*disclaimer: I own a small lot of stock in Cisco and I work for a company that does a lot of business with Cisco, but on the other hand, how many companies are there anymore who don’t do business with Cisco? Normally I don’t post telecom stuff, but this was too fun not to post. H/T to Publius Pundit.