‘Hologram’ lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London
The future is here. University classes are set to be given a futuristic spin by letting lecturers appear as hologram-like apparitions beamed in from afar. Imperial College London will become the first university in the world to have lectures regularly deliver by a hologram image of the lecturer. The university believes the holograms are much more effective than just video displays of people not present. The lecturers have a high-definition monitor in front of them which is calibrated so they can point at people and look them in the eye. They can really interact. The main problem that is outlined for the future expansion of this amazing technological development is cost (£150,000 per event).
Still one would think that this tech will come down in cost as it gets more popular. It will not be too many years before hologram lectures become common globally.