Yes We Can!

November 4th was a historic day for the country and world on oh many fronts. For those of you that missed it, CNN “beamed” in Chicago correspondent Jessica Yellin to have a “face-to-face” “conversation” with Wolf Blitzer live on Election night at the CNN studios. There’s been outrage from the techies out there about the hologram  (you know, because real holograms capture scattered light and restructure it, not just overlay images on a green screen that poor Wolf can’t really see… real holographic technology has been demonstrated earlier this year). But c’mon, whatever you want to call it, it was a cool thing to see live. Take a look for yourself.

So while we may still be a while off from business meetings and dinner parties full of holograms, this was a big step for broadcast journalism and communications in general. A day I’m sure we’ll never forget.

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4 Responses to Yes We Can!

  1. Felix says:

    I hadn’t heard about that. I suppose in a few years we will be able to watch baseball and football games on a hologram on our living room floors. Thanks for the update on this technology.

  2. Yup, and playing virtual hologram chess like in Star Wars. It seems we’re already well on our way there. If you caught any ESPN NFL Live last season you could see football analysts interacting with virutal players. Check it out: http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2008/09/at_espn_playbyplay_goes_virtua/

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