No more business trips needed

No more business trips needed

Wild Card's progress: basic

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructure

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
Traditional "camera-on-top-of-a-TV-set-on-a-cart" videoconferencing systems have failed to meet the "telepresence challenge" of providing a viable alternative for physical business travel, which is nowadays characterized by unacceptable delays, costs, inconvenience, and an increasingly large ecological footprint. But finaly the new multi-party, high-end 3D videoconferencing technology will tackle the problem of transmitting the feeling of physical presence in real-time to multiple remote locations in a transparent and natural way. Since that time no more business trips will be needed, which may delight the companies CFOs but surely makes sad the tourist industry.