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Oblong Industries Aims for Rookie of the Year at InfoComm 14

June 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Chuck Ansbacher / AV Network

Ever since its release in 2002, the film Minority Report has been used as a sort of yardstick by which all super-futuristic technology is measured. In the past few years especially, the glimpse into the future it offered has become increasingly more imminent. Of course, not in every way--as far as I know there are no sentient albinos floating around in a pool pre-cognitively preventing all crime before it happens. The Purge now seems a more realistic vision of the future in that respect. But as far as the technology it predicted, we truly seem on the cusp of living in that world.

Or maybe we're already living in it.

Tomorrow at InfoComm, attendees will get a chance to meet Oblong Industries and its product Mezzanine. Oblong was founded in 2006 and its CEO is none other than John Underkoffler, the man who acted as science and technology advisor on Minority Report. Steven Spielberg grabbed him out of MIT, brought him out to LA, and allowed him to bring his vision of the way we might one day interact with technology to the big screen.

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