NEC’s Nave – is a unique concept for a visual communication device meant to replace web cameras and video phones for conference calling. A 360 degree camera sends a hemispherical shot of callers’ faces visible on the other group’s Nave. NEC describes this futuristic, odd-looking device as a terminal that “enables showing of the surrounding atmosphere and group-to-group communication with a round display and a central super-wide-angle camera”.
No information on when we should expect the Nave to become commercially available or what its price range will be.
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.