Reality Cf. Telepresence

bismark Had in interesting lunch discussion with the fellow who discovered the Titanic underwater. Not only is he a marine/explorer/archeologist he’s a champion of the newest digital technologies.

Turns out, to explore the deepest ocean depths (over 70% of the earth is underwater and we’ve NOT explored the bulk of it) you use robots. And turns out, you monitor what the robots are seeing via monitors. And turns out, you can be on the ship AND/OR at home watching what the robots see. So Dr. Robert Ballard is getting to explore more underwater than ever while spending more time than ever at home with his family. How cool is that?!

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