the second experiment
The cyberSM™ project is an attempt to create a real time, visual, auditory, and tactile communication in the world of cyberspace. In this cyberSM™ experiment, the user begins to experience what others have only talked about for years: live, tactile communication through a computer environment. CyberSM expands upon text based virtual environments, such as Minitel, MUDs, or most BBSs. It takes the next logical step toward true telepresence by employing 3D graphics, live audio, and direct physical stimulation to allow participants to “touch” each other over physical distances.