Collaborative telepresence renders distance meaningless 

Think of a group of humans in various parts of globe efficiently interacting as though they were close to one another, even to being able to feel each other’s touch. The units that will make it easy for such “collaborative telepresence” could change significantly how we play and work together, making physical location not applicable.

Imagine living in a world without smartphones, no Skype or emails. How could the commutation be possible with a person far away? Now think of a group of humans in various parts of the globe interacting smoothly.

Just as Skype, FaceTime, and other video calling Apps have been able to make what was once the geography of the business mostly accessible to the consumers and how people interact on online games significantly altered the internet. Collaborative telepresence has transformed how people interact virtually. Doctors, for example, will work in remote areas with patients as though they were in the same house. Friends and families will share experiences such as traveling or touring in a new town, even though they are in different geographical locations. 

There is progress in some realms that has made this project feasible. Augmented-reality (AR), together with virtual reality (VR) technologies, is becoming affordable for the widespread adoption to be possible. Telecom firms are debuting 5G networks soon that will be fast enough to handle massive data masses from sophisticated sensor arrays without the need of a lag time. Innovators have perfected technologies that empower people to interact physically in remote environments, with the help of haptic sensors that makes it easy to sense what their robotic handle touch. The sensory immersion versioned for collaborative telepresence will need lag times smaller than the ones accepted for video calls- and most times, they may tax even 5G networks- however, predicative Algorithms could remove a person’s views towards time gaps.

Collaborative telepresence is emerging fully; the pieces should be under construction for it to be termed as transformative in a period of three to five years. For example, Microsoft and other firms are already committing money in technologies that are required to reach a multibillion-dollar arena by the year 2025. The XPRIZE Foundation has sent out the $10-million ANA handle XPRIZE challenge sponsored by the All Nippon Airways to start technologies said to transport a human’s actions, sense, and presence to a better world technology-wise. As the pieces sewed together, expect to encounter changes in day-to-day life being dramatic as those that have sparked the adoption of popular smartphones.

Ann McDonald

Ann McDonald

Ann McDonald is a journalist who has worked for some of the reputed print and electronic media house in the country.

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