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SlideshowThe Near Future Is Here
Mari Silbey
4/28/2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – What does the near future look like? That's the question CableLabs and the NCTA tried to answer at the Near Future Conference in the nation's capital this week. The idea was to show what massive bandwidth and computational power can enable, including everything from virtual, interactive models of cities to AI-powered holograms. Stay tuned for more from Light Reading on how the event turned out. But in the meantime, click through below for a visual tour.

 

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In the future, you won't need physical models to explore and design buildings, cities or, let's say, an infrastructure deployment; you'll only need a Microsoft HoloLens and software from Taqtile. In this picture, the inset photo at bottom left shows an empty table and a gentleman about to don a HoloLens headset. The larger image shows the virtual, interactive model of a city that appears on the empty table when viewed through the HoloLens gear.
In the future, you won't need physical models to explore and design buildings, cities or, let's say, an infrastructure deployment; you'll only need a Microsoft HoloLens and software from Taqtile. In this picture, the inset photo at bottom left shows an empty table and a gentleman about to don a HoloLens headset. The larger image shows the virtual, interactive model of a city that appears on the empty table when viewed through the HoloLens gear.

— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading

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Duh!
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Duh!,
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5/1/2017 | 11:51:37 AM
Bird (wo)Man
That story didn't end so well.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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4/30/2017 | 5:40:43 PM
Re: Great
What tech did you like most? I thought the VR egg (Voyager) was interesting. I don't think I could get into the flying table thing.
John1981
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John1981,
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4/30/2017 | 2:58:21 PM
Great
This is quite amazing. I love it!
Michelle
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Michelle,
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4/29/2017 | 3:13:38 PM
Your delivery bot has arrived
It looks like there were a lot of exciting products at this convention! I'm still unsure about the real life advantages to drone delivery. What about physical security of the drone itself? Do they come equipped with sleeping gas to knock out a would-be-robber?
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