Rematerialisation via peripheral telepresence

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This entertaining article popped up on my screen last night for some reason: https://www.wired.com/2015/09/my-life-as-a-robot-double-robotics-telecommuting-longread/

If you exist in an office environment in this era of mankind you will doubtless be familiar with this sort of ridiculous nonsense:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYu_bGbZiiQ
allocating 15 minutes at the start of every meeting for everybody to go "I can't hear you but i can see you, can you hear me? can you hear me??"

So this type of gadgetry totally makes sense - but it's really fascinating to hear how much it affects the user emotionally and how much she identifies with her avatar.
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(& of course there's a super W Gibson novel playing all this out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peripheral)
 
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