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Several Firsts in Yesterday's Elections

No doubt the most remarkable event yesterday was the election of this nation's first African-American chief executive. But after that, I'd have to say the thing that amazed me most was CNN's introduction of holographic television. If you didn't see it, check out two interviews -- one with CNN reporter Jessica Yellin and one with singer (and Obama supporter) How cool to see these individuals "beamed in" from noisy Chicago Grant Park to a quieter CNN studios to discuss the elections.

While holographic reporting may seem like a gimmick to most people, it's successful use will lead to more significant advances in the near future -- such as 3-D medical imaging scans that can be transported across the country (and the world) for examination and diagnosis by doctors.

This truly is a new era.

Posted 11-05-2008 4:09 PM by Stephen Gold
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