Imperial College London has recently decided to introduce hologram lecturers.
The new hologram system was introduced at the College’s Women and Tech event last Thursday.Imperial hopes to extend it afterwards, to allow lecturers from around the world to have interactions with their students.
Whilst there can be some drawbacks with the cost of having holograms, the hologram can broadcast to multiple lecture halls. Imperial has managed to create a new way of interacting internationally. They are hoping for the technology to become more mainstream so more universities can become involved.
Wasim, a second-year medical student at Imperial, hopes it will be extended to medicine because of the advances certain areas of medicine have achieved around the world. He says “Hologram lecturers will let us communicate with experts that cannot come to the UK”. It is the new webcam, for a new way of reaching each other