Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Technology: Cubicle 2.0

Ever want to stay in touch with co-workers who are in different offices or sites? Well of course, who doesn't need even more connectivity to work?? Employees can work together, wherever they are, by creating virtual rooms and using simple avatars (cartoon like characters that represent you), and talk via voice or IM (instant messaging). You can pull up applications to share information. It's still in beta phase, but will get better as time works out the kinks in the programming. The real issue is that we barely have time to get work done in the real world, and now we have to work in the virtual realm as well. Maybe you can pick a better looking avatar, and go out after work to a virtual party, and have some real virtual fun.