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French Airport Tests 'Virtual' Hologram Boarding Agents
Associated Press, by Staff ^ | 8/18/11 | Staff

Posted on 08/18/2011 11:31:16 AM PDT by Nachum

Orly, France - An airport in France is experimenting with "virtual" boarding agents in a bid to jazz up its terminals with 21st century avatars who always smile, don't need breaks and never go on strike. The pilot project at Paris' Orly airport began last month, and has so far been met with a mix of amusement and surprise by travelers, who frequently try to touch and speak with the strikingly life-like video images that greet them and direct them to their boarding gate. The images materialize seemingly out of thin air when a boarding agent -- a real live

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1 posted on 08/18/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by Nachum
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An airport in France is experimenting with "virtual" boarding agents in a bid to jazz up its terminals with 21st century avatars who always smile, don't need breaks and never go on strike.

And will never, ever notice anything suspicious...

2 posted on 08/18/2011 11:33:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 937. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Nachum

>> The images materialize seemingly out of thin air

Great. Just like my Mom did when I was a kid, trying to get away with something I should’t be doing... :-)


3 posted on 08/18/2011 11:33:49 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum
I love this high-tech stuff, now this is the type of futuristic technology we were promised when I was young!!
4 posted on 08/18/2011 11:33:50 AM PDT by apillar
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Great. More excuses for Obama to blame for job losses. First it was the robots, now it will be the holograms.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT by magellan
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Don’t tell 0bama. He will create millions of these virtual people to cast votes for Democrats.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 11:43:53 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Nachum
21st century avatars who always smile, don't need breaks and never go on strike.

Provided they don't unionize.
7 posted on 08/18/2011 11:46:49 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Nachum

So that’s how they astroturfed all those Obama town hall meetings.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 11:47:04 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: null and void
And will never, ever notice anything suspicious...

Much like our own TSA then...

9 posted on 08/18/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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Here I am, in my glory days as a star ship doctor. Now, with Obanomics, all I can hope for is an airport gig.
10 posted on 08/18/2011 11:51:29 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: EscapedDutch
Much like our own TSA then...

Only physically attractive, polite, and guaranteed not to molest you or your children.

11 posted on 08/18/2011 12:01:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 937. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Nachum

Will the ‘virtual’ French ticket agents be as snotty & arrogant as the real thing? Will they strike like the real thing?


12 posted on 08/18/2011 12:01:59 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

My cartoon bubble has me getting an enhanced pat down from Seven of Nine.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 12:14:20 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Tallguy
They need several buttons so you can select which French boarding agent you want...


14 posted on 08/18/2011 12:19:14 PM PDT by az_gila
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I'd like to select this boarding agent, please
15 posted on 08/18/2011 12:27:19 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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Frequent flyer gold member elite members will have the option to upgrade to have an enhanced interrogation by a French Maid Hologram who will ask you about your suspicious package.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 12:29:43 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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Whoa! I won’t get that image out of my mind, any time soon.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 12:29:43 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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I wonder if you raise your voice at it, will it raise its arms to surrender?


18 posted on 08/18/2011 12:32:54 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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Well that would be one way to get more people to Fly!! LOL...... The Problem would be keeping Bill Clinton from going thru security 15 times a day....


19 posted on 08/18/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT by jakerobins
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I wonder if you raise your voice at it, will it raise its arms to surrender?

Only if you have selected the "Shave Underarms" under the "Grooming" menu.

20 posted on 08/18/2011 12:56:01 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Nachum

I’d pay good money to project virtual herds of pigs into the streets of Mecca.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by struggle
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