Back in the 1960s, the Star Trek series was a pioneer in introducing futuristic communications. More than thirty years after Captain Kirk was seen talking over video with his friends and foes, fiction became reality in the early 1990s with the first industrial telepresence solution, writes Sukamal Banerjee, Corporate VP and Head of IoT WoRKS, HCL Technologies. As an onslaught of new emerging technologies disrupt the business status quo, the rate at which fictional technologies are becoming reality is considerably faster than before.
Technological change can come particularly quickly in a workplace environment. This is in part