Beam me up John Chambers

This is one of the things that reminds me of how much Star Trek and Star Wars have informed my technological dreams.

Here, in late 2007, Cisco demonstrates an “On-Stage TelePresence Holographic Video Conference“. It’s billed as the “World’s first Live Holographic Video Feed from California, USA to Bangalore, India”. Cisco CEO John Chambers, was on the stage in Bangalore and ‘beamed up’ Martin De Beer, the Senior Vice President of emerging Technologies, and Chuck Stucki the General Manager of TelePresence, live from San Jose, California.

This is the beginning of the next generation of unified communications and telepresence. W00t! No more long haul flights from Australia to other far away places.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire
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Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.