WorldViews: Connecting the world through easy sharing of views

Abstract

The confluence of technologies such as telepresence, immersive imaging, model based virtual mirror worlds, mobile live streaming, etc. give rise to a capability for people anywhere to view and connect with present or past
events nearly anywhere on earth. This capability properly belongs to a public commons, available as a birthright of all humans, and can been seen as part of an evolutionary transition supporting a global collective mind. We describe examples and elements of this capability, and suggest how they can be better integrated through a tool we
call TeleViewer and a framework called WorldViews,
which supports easy sharing of views as well as connecting of providers and consumers of views all around the world.