Friday, January 08, 2016

Edward Snowden Appears at CES Via Telepresence - Digits - WSJ

Live from the Beam (maker Suitable Technologies, Inc.) booth at CES

"Mr. Snowden expressed excitement about Beam and other technologies that allow him to virtually attend events in the U.S., noting that the U.S. government cancelled his passport when he went to Russia in 2013. “Yet here I am sitting here in Las Vegas at CES,” he said.

Beam, which has a video camera as well as a display, is designed to let people situated remotely move around and view company offices and other spaces. Mr. Diamandis said he had 28 Beams at Singularity University, a half-dozen at Xprize’s offices and one at his home.

Asked if he wanted to come home, Mr. Snowden said “absolutely.” But he said the U.S. government has not given him sufficient assurances about how he would be treated.

“So far, the U.S. government has only promised not to torture me,” Mr. Snowden said."
Edward Snowden Appears at CES Via Telepresence - Digits - WSJ
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