Re: Teleworking; teletransportation

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 13:07:16 MDT

Emlyn (pentacle) wrote:

> I've begun teleworking in earnest this year - pure teleworking where I'm
> living 8 hours drive from the org I am coding for, and where I never meet
> my coworkers in person.


> So, what I need is to be able to
> tele-travel. I'm thinking of companies that rent out robot bodies that you
> could control via VR helmets/gloves/etc..., so that I could rent a body and
> get about "in person", by remote control.

A friend of mine has been talking about setting up a business to do this.
He wouldn't rent out robots, of course, since the technology isn't up to
it, but he would rent out people. Someone would go to a meeting or
whatever, and would be equiped with a full set of computerized audio-
visual communications gear. He would be your agent, with you watching over
his shoulder and prompting him as to what to say and do. It sounds a
little strange to me, but he thinks it would fly.

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