Last year, Cisco and Munsion Systems performed the world’s first real time 3D holographic telepresence video presentation. In other words, two men interacted live on a stage. But one was physically present in India, and the other was a life-size 3D holographic projection from California.
So how can churches use this technology? You are probably already getting ideas, but if you want to realistically assess the opportunities, it helps to understand how holograms are already being used.
Telepresence allows you to create live “in-person” experiences by combining telecommunications with advanced imagery. And when that imagery is 3D holographic technology, the experience is truly remarkable.
Businesses use telepresence for meetings, and hospitals use it for training. But the areas of public speaking and presentation telepresence offer the greatest opportunities for churches.
Obviously, this technology is very expensive, but perhaps one day it will quite affordable. For the latest on telepresence technology, visit Telepresence Options. According to ZDNet, by 2010 we will have holographic handsets that place 3D imaging capabilities in the hands of millions.
– What do you think of telepresence?
– How could your ministry utilize this technology (if it was affordable)?