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Photo by iStockphoto.com52 | T+D | AuguSt 2010 Today's global

Summary: Photo by iStockphoto.com52 | T+D | AuguSt 2010
Today's global
workplace demands
collaboration beyond
the office walls.
Virtual teaming is no
longer a nice-to-have,
but a necessity for
organizations to thrive
across space and
time boundaries.
In Isaac Asimov's robot novel, The Naked Sun,
the characters can't stand being in the same
room with one another. They despise face-to-
face interaction.
In this chilling story that takes place on the futuristic planet of Solaris,
where personal contact alarms everyone, Solarians much prefer to be in
touch virtually, viewing one another on wall-to-wall image panels, much
like today's teleprescence screens. While earthlings are not yet Solarians in
our own daily sci-fi home and work life, we now happily communicate at a


Source: Aronov, Boris - Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences