Friday, May 8, 2009

Star Trek: The Ultimate in Video Conferencing


Fans of Star Trek have always known that the beginnings of Web Conferencing were on the bridge. Every time Captain Kirk (or any other Federation Captain) needed to discuss pertinent issues with other ships, they engaged in Web, or Video Conferecing.

This continues in the new Star Trek (released today in the United States). One can’t help but be jealous of the abilities they have in this regard:

Directed by JJ Abrams, the new blockbuster aims to broaden the appeal of the cult sci-fi classic while staying true to its origins.

The movie stars Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Eric Bana as Nero and Simon Pegg as Scotty. The original Spock — Leonard Nimoy — also makes an appearance.

The technologies they might be using include holographic projections, large screen plasma, lifesize video rendering, agnostic networking "cloud", open communication standards, and more. (To accomplish this with all alien life forms in a seamless fashion is pretty impressive.)

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