Hologram to help New York airport passengers

John Moe May 23, 2012

The three major airports in the New York area have installed holograms to help passengers find where they’re supposed to be going. It’s a 3D image of a woman projected onto a plexiglas outline of a human form and it’s interactive; you can ask it/her questions and she/it/whatever can help you out. The airports are renting it/that/huh for 6 months after a customer service survey revealed that people are lost and confused in airports and wish someone could help them. The survey was presumably conducted by Completely Obvious Conclusion Research.

Gizmodo reached the same conclusion I did about the demo video: this thing was definitely designed by a dude and a reeeeally creepy dude at that:

Even without her come hither facial expressions, the dialog alone is absurd:

“I’m so versatile, I could be used for just about anything.”

Really? ANYthing?

“I can say what you want,”

Are we talking about at the airport, or in bed?

“…dress the way you want,”

There is absolutely no reason why your wardrobe matters to my airport navigation.

“…and be just about anything you want me to be.”


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