Tuesday, October 28, 2003

This is pretty neat - Window on the World
A window between cities that allows people hundreds or even thousands of miles apart to meet and talk could make its debut in Britain next year.

Tholos, named after a type of circular ancient Greek temple, consists of a large round screen nearly 10ft high and 23ft wide.Its designers hope to see one of the first two in the world become a new tourist attraction in the centre of London.The London Tholos would be linked to an identical one in Vienna. Through them, people in both cities will be able to see and hear each other in real time.

pointer by Future Now

This is something that you see in sci-fi movies, and really there is little reason a prototype could not have been built before. While the utility of this is more in the public curiosity segment, it could be made to look really interesting.

In general the name and the sketch remind me of some planet Star Trek crews visit. Neo-Greek civilization with a strong utopian component and all technology hidden or masked as much as possible.


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