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Battar
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Re: Cartoon
Battar   2/12/2014 10:02:22 AM
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I'm assuming it's being controlled from another office. It could probably be hacked to receive commands from multiple computers, too.

I wouldn't use it. It would make me look ridiculous.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Cartoon
Elizabeth M   2/12/2014 9:58:41 AM
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So you consider Double a "logged in and unattended" computer then, Battar? I am just trying to understand if that's what you mean. The thing is, someone is remote controlling the robot from home, so it won't be unattended at all. The person ultimately will be in control of its actions. If you mean something else, forgive me for not understanding!

Battar
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Re: Cartoon
Battar   2/12/2014 9:56:34 AM
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Security issues? Tell me about it, in a previous job I was responsible for data security. Here's the vulnerability - leave your phone on your desk while you pop out for a bathroom break, and when you come back you'll see your telepresence robot chasing the CTO down the hallway.

(leaving computers logged in and unattended is one of the biggest security breaches)

Elizabeth M
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Re: Cartoon
Elizabeth M   2/12/2014 9:49:24 AM
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Ha, Dilbert...always ahead of his time! Well, I am not sure about hacking into this system, but you could be right. The thing is, iOS is pretty stable and hackers don't tend to target its vulnerabilities (if there are any--of course there are) the way they target Windows. I don't see it having any security issues any more than any other PC or Mac connected to a company network.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Great tool for the politicians.
Elizabeth M   2/11/2014 6:17:44 AM
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Yes, and you're definitely right, Pubudu, there are a lot of public benefits to using something like this to make a "public" appearance. As the adoption of Double expands, perhaps this will be one way it is utilized.

a.saji
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Re: Great tool for the politicians.
a.saji   2/11/2014 12:10:56 AM
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@Elizabeth: Indeed and I have personal experience in my country itself. Even though there are so many technology evolved and are more powerful, still they need the security to go with them physically. I have no idea why but that is the nature. Maybe they are kind of used to it. 

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Re: Virtual employees vs virtual RNs?
Ann R. Thryft   2/10/2014 10:21:46 PM
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You're welcome, Liz. I can imagine the jokes, too. I suspect there's a lot of them.

Pubudu
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Re: Great tool for the politicians.
Pubudu   2/10/2014 11:23:47 AM
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You are right Elizabeth, what I want to highlight is the benefits for the public.

Battar
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Battar   2/10/2014 9:13:36 AM
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Dilbert did that in 2012

http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2012-10-26/

A device like this, in a cutting edge high tech environment, is just asking to get hacked. The comedy potential is virtually endless.

Another problem is that while everyone can see you hungrily eyeing the donuts on the table, you cant reach out and grab them. 

 

Elizabeth M
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Re: Great tool for the politicians.
Elizabeth M   2/10/2014 4:52:35 AM
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Those are also good ideas for uses, Pubudu, especially the political one. it definitely could save on security, although I think it would lack that personal factor politicians like to give when they press the public flesh. But perhaps it could just supplement these appearances sometimes.

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