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Jonar Nader on Telepresence in entertainmentTelepresence is used for medical, legal, and military purposes. However, can telepresence be used for the purpose of entertainment?

Below is a transcript of the audio file.

Jonar Nader: There are great uses for it beyond the labs, the notion of teleprescence.

Host: Such as?

Jonar Nader: Well, leisure. Nothing in this world has been so well accepted unless you an find something humorous to do with it. So you could have perhaps a balloon go up in space and a camera at the bottom with total rotation capability, you put on a head set and you head becomes virtually a joystick that moves the camera at the bottom of the balloon, the balloon goes up above, say the football ground or the cricket field, or somewhere more dangerous like Niagra Falls, and you can therefore immerse yourself in this and be apart of the action. So you become your own camera man in a function.

Host: Now I see. So for example, if they put a camera in the middle stump of a cricket pitch, you could choose that point of vision.

Jonar Nader: Yes, I mean you can choose. Take for example handicapped people may be able to use it because they will be able to see places they would not normally get to. But also busy people can get there. I mean, why go all the way to England to watch the cricket, when you have got television? But with television, you have limitations to what the camera man shows you or what the studio shows you, here you can have your very own representative, The Kevin Blimp, and you will know that whenever the camera is moving, is whenever your head is moving to watch.

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