Can You See Me Now?

On June 7, 2009

It wasn’t all that many years ago that I placed a cell call from the top of Masada along the coast of the Dead Sea to my parents while they were vacationing in Hawaii. At the time a cell call from the middle of nowhere to an island paradise seemed to much to believe considering the state of technology and my parents thought I was joking.

Just ten years later a device that is truly a handheld computer is not only a reality but a key part of everyday life. The idea of video chat from the handheld, however still seems a bit hard to believe, especially when many still struggle to get a cell connection at home.

Even still, streaming with qik using the CURRENT hardware works surprisingly well and these images that just popper up… they look pretty darn convincing…. So… maybe… just maybe… this is real…