Virtual Boarding Agents: The New Airport Frontier?

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  1. JohnDeere19
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    Paris' Orly Airport began testing 2-D holograms to replace real-life boarding agents. Take that, CNN!
    Since the original Star Wars films were released in the '70s, geeks everywhere have pined over how to replicate the holographic appearance of a person. During the 2008 presidential election, CNN did it — with mixed response. Now, Orly Airport in Paris is using the technology to have virtual avatars direct people to their boarding gates. (Similar virtual agents have been in use in airports in London and Manchester since earlier this year.)
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    This is one case in which technology can play a positive role without clogging people up with problems which could result out of it!:)
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