Rematerialisation via peripheral telepresence


This entertaining article popped up on my screen last night for some reason:

If you exist in an office environment in this era of mankind you will doubtless be familiar with this sort of ridiculous nonsense:
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.
(& of course there's a super W Gibson novel playing all this out