“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope. Oh, and please remove laptops from their protective sleeves and all metal objects from your pockets.”
The future? The future. An airport in France is using holographic staff members to welcome passengers and provide them with instructions as they proceed toward their respective gates.
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While the current incarnation consists of prerecorded messages, one can certainly imagine future work-at-home positions opening up for experienced airport personnel: Must have holographic video equipment, high-speed internet connection and home video recording studio with green screen. Striped shirt with eye-catching yellow accents a plus.