Dreams, Illusions, and Promise of Telepresence, Henry Fuchs
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Dreams of telepresence ? almost teleportation ? are fed by special effects in movies, on stage, and even in TV news shows. These illusions may fool some passive viewers, but fail to work for the actual distant participants. Some of these illusions have been exploited for centuries. Why, then is telepresence so difficult to achieve? This talk will explain some of the tricks and illusions, and explain why they work on the stage but not ?in the real world?. We will also explain why several promising new technologies, such as Microsoft Kinect and Google Glass, may radically improve the chances for telepresence to work not just ?in the real world?, but to become available for the consumer market in the coming decade, enabling most of us to experience daily this age-old dream of being at a far-off place, interacting with distant people, as if we were being there ourselves.