• New York City airports install new, expensive holograms to help you find your way
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI3YBf36twk&feature=player_embedded[/media] [quote] The next time you're looking for help at Newark Liberty, JFK, or LaGuardia airport, the answer to your question might come from a friendly, beautiful woman. Just don't expect that woman to be an actual, live human. As part of a new customer-service initiative, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has installed an avatar — interactive video projected on the plexiglass cutout of a woman's form — in each of its three member airports. The hologram-like spokesperson will be able to guide passengers towards the right gate, inform them of security checkpoint rules, and can even fire off a sales pitch for an airport's duty-free shops. This isn't the maiden voyage for the tech, though — these holographic helpers were installed in Paris's Orly airport last year. According to The Wall Street Journal, The Port Authority entered into a six-month agreement to rent the high-tech holograms after a customer-satisfaction survey revealed people wanted more human interaction. We're not sure who decided this was the best way to provide human interaction, but nevertheless, the new avatars went into service for the first time on Monday. How the new technology will pan out has yet to be seen, but we'll be the first to state the obvious — The Port Authority just paid $180,000 to rent three (somewhat creepy) fake humans when they could have paid half that to hire real people. Real people, who would presumably be better equipped to handle actual questions. But then again, real humans wouldn't exactly be the future, now, would they?[/quote] [url]http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/york-city-airports-install-expensive-holograms-help-way-024937526.html[/url] Just some time before some Japanese dude tries to marry it. Or fuck it.
That speech makes her sound like a slut
[quote]The Port Authority entered into a six-month agreement to rent the high-tech holograms after a customer-satisfaction survey revealed people wanted more human interaction[/quote] Need more human interaction, rent holograms? I don't follow your logic...
I wonder if the people who developed it thinks everyone is 8 years old.
Is her name Avina?
mind instantly jumped to those mass effect holograms
The worst part about this hologram is that I can't punch it for being so patronizingly annoying.
Wow, the way she talked was so suggestive. "I can be used for just about anything, I can say what you want, dress how you want and be just about ANYTHING you want me to be"
How necessary.
[IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/ijyt/200pxME3Avina.png[/IMG] Welcome to JFK International Airport, Commander Shepard.
Is it projected into/onto a glass panel or something? The shape looks fixed. And that kinda annoys me.
I saw one of those things at a mall last year, it was some kind of credit card ad
[QUOTE=ijyt;36064334][IMG_thumb]http://u.cubeupload.com/ijyt/200pxME3Avina.png[/IMG_thumb] [/QUOTE] [IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/ijyt/200pxME3Avina.png[/IMG] The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers, do not park in the red zone (old movie reference)
[QUOTE=Derp Y. Mail;36064343]Is it projected into/onto a glass panel or something? The shape looks fixed. And that kinda annoys me.[/QUOTE] Yeah you can tell her hair is too big for the board it's projected onto. Her shoulders change size too.
Perfect example of not using the word hologram right
[QUOTE=_Maverick_;36064368][IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/ijyt/200pxME3Avina.png[/IMG] The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers, do not park in the red zone (old movie reference)[/QUOTE] No the red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers, do not park in the white zone.
[QUOTE=_Chewgum;36064194]I wonder if the people who developed it thinks everyone is 8 years old.[/QUOTE] It's in United States so yeah.
It's gonna suck when advertisers have easy access to this technology. It doesn't matter what gets invented - it'll either get sold to us or be used to sell to us.
That grin makes me want to punch it.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;36064503]It's in United States so yeah.[/QUOTE] Point being...?
[QUOTE=ijyt;36064334][IMG]http://u.cubeupload.com/ijyt/200pxME3Avina.png[/IMG] Welcome to JFK International Airport, Commander Shepard.[/QUOTE] "What about the TSA?" [i]"I have no information on the “TSA.” References to such an organisation exist in some conspiracy theories related to airports."[/i]
I would tap that hologram.
So it's basically just a projector and a piece of cardboard?
[QUOTE=Zambies!;36064792]Point being...?[/QUOTE] Chill out, it was a joke. And the point? Check this thread: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1185935[/url] And you'll get the point.
[QUOTE=Killoch0;36064485]No the red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers, do not park in the white zone.[/QUOTE] Don't start with that Red Zone shit again, Betty.
[QUOTE=Hardpoint Nomad;36065042]Don't start with that Red Zone shit again, Betty.[/QUOTE] I know what this is about, you want me to have that abortion.
Apparently we are in the future. Neat.
They should've picked something more... not slutty.
Trying to take scissors on the plane: "I'm afraid I can't let you do that, passenger."
"This flight is far too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it, passenger."
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