I thought I was seeing things when I watched that clip. If people are complaining about video feed-based services where there is no “live” pastor/preacher, wait until they get a load of the telepresence pastor!
I don’t know whether to rejoice or cringe but I’m ready for the church to find relevant ways to use this technology to reach the world for Christ.
On the upside, companies can save money by telepresencing instead of sending their people all over the world for conventions and meetings.
But the downside of Telepresence is huge, IMO. For one, industries or occupations that require oration might be revolutionized and live in-person folks could be a thing of the past.
Even more important, the human touch will continue to fade IMO. My good friend mentioned the thought of people being able to pre-record a hologram before they die, leaving it behind for their loved ones. Can you imagine it?
Have we opened Pandora’s Box or did the lid pop off with the advent of virtual reality?
We will see…