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Coronavirus Exposes Our Need For True Telepresence

Let’s meet nowhere

Michael Zawrel, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, presents the new HoloLens 2 at Microsoft’s booth at the Hannover Messe.
Photo: Friso Gentsch/picture alliance/Getty Images

I’I’ve been convinced for 30 years that telepresence is the “killer app” for extended reality (XR). Now more than ever, it seems like it could be an important replacement for face-to-face meetings and conferences.

This same idea led to the first HoloLens prototypes and a visually rich TED Talk by my former boss, Microsoft…



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