EVL in Chicago Tribune - New Internet is the Stuff of Dreams

Participants: Maxine Brown, Thomas A. DeFanti, Joel Mambretti

Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Chicago stands at the hub of a fast network that will offer wonders of 3-D virtual reality

By Jon Van
Tribune staff reporter | Published July 27, 2006

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Chicago - The day is coming when you’ll talk to a friend, even shake his hand and offer him a seat - from a city hundreds of miles away.

A new and improved Internet, now under development in labs around the globe, will offer holographic images and go beyond the flat screen in other ways, offering consumers an array of products that can only be imagined right now. You could find yourself in the middle of a virtual reality NASCAR race, for example. Or perhaps you’ll become a detective trying to solve a three-dimensional mystery.

In other words, it isn’t your father’s Internet.

And the gateway through which the network will connect is right here in Chicago.

Date: July 27, 2006

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