I was tired of wearing glasses or contacts. When it is hot, wearing glasses irritates your nose so much from the sweat. Often, in the morning, I couldn’t put in my contact lenses because my hands were shaking from drinking one or two cocktails. Now, I just put on SO-I-C.TV in the morning and can relax. I recently installed the PhotoShop app that brushes away the bags underneath my eyes. It is wonderful guys. I have it running all of the time. And what is also nice, I can adjust the camera angle a bit so that it doesn’t show too much of my hair in case I have a bad hair day – which is about every other day.
I was out of a job for a while. Robots have been taking over so many jobs. Luckily now, SO-I-C.TVs work on human power: my power. I am now like an Uber-Robo-Presence machine. People hire me instead of buying a telepresence robot. I put on the SO-I-C.TV and go to meetings by car or public transport. I’m so flexible being able to make autonomous decisions. Most people telecontrolling a robot get tired very soon. It takes ages to have it drive from one city to another and most of the time the battery breaks down halfway and the robot gets stranded somewhere. My battery life is nearly endless, I never tire, I can work for hours on end, and I can feed on anything from stir-fries, spaghetti to sushi from all-you-can eat restaurants.
I had a big company renting out telepresence robots to go to meetings so that people could gather telepresently and mix with real people. It was OK, but telepresent people couldn’t move around as fast or weren’t treated in the same ways as the real people present. Maintenance costs were also pretty high. Now, I just call up one of the human robot stand ins. I can charge a lot more money as telepresent salesmen are much more effective: you know, it builds so much more trust and rapport if the robot can shake hands with you or can touch your shoulder instead of bumping into you all of the time.
My wife and I always argued about what to watch on TV. She likes nature movies and I like fantasy. Now we put on nature movies on my screen and fantasy on hers. As I watch my movie, I also see how she is really enjoying hers and she becomes part of my fantasy.
For the first time D. talks about his fear of 3D:
Most of my time at work, I am looking at my computer screen. When at home, of course, I am watching TV. This is very comforting. I think the 2D world is so much simpler and easier to handle. It is less frightening. I enjoy flatness. Everytime I needed to look away from the screen, I felt disoriented, nauseous and confused. Wearing SO-I-C.TV has enabled me to see the whole world in 2D constantly, all of the time. Anxiety levels have dropped immensely. Navigating through a 3D world is sooo complex. Now, I feel I am in control much more.
Note from the design team:
Please note that the SO-I-C.TV also allows you to swith from 2D to 3D mode in various ways. One way is to set the display in such a way that by wearing 3D glasses you can rediscover the third dimension. A more involved procedure, involves removing the tablet display and looking into the world as you would without wearing the TV. Your display will still make it possible to have remote meetings or use the augmented reality layers.