Dulles Airport Employing Hologram To Assist Passengers
Washington, D.C. (CNN) – New technology at Washington Dulles International Airport is creating quite a stir. It’s a life-size hologram created to give air travelers important information about the airport. Her name is Paige.
And as Surae Chinn shows us, she’s a big hit.
“Hello and welcome to Washington Dulles International Airport.”
Going through customs has never been so entertaining.
“I think it’s one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. I travel a lot all over the world and I’ve never seen that before.”
“I kind of did a double take.”
“I don’t know what it is, but it’s awesome.”
And pointing fingers, all at Paige.
“Why? Because it’s so life-like, so real. I thought it was you for a minute. I did. Not as attractive, obviously.”
(Reporter): “We thank you for that.”
Paige is a life-size hologram. She gives you a brief history lesson about the airport
shows you what you need coming off of an international flight and how to get you quickly out the door.
“One issue people may have with Paige here is that she does not respond you and answer your questions, such as where’s the restroom. I guess I’ll have to pull out my iPhone for that. Maybe Siri can help me. Siri, where’s the restroom?”
“I couldn’t find any public toilets.”
“No luck here. I guess I’ll have to do it the old fashioned way. Excuse me! Excuse me!”
but information may not be what these people are looking for when they see Paige.
“I was looking at her eyes. I didn’t listen to what she said. That’s usually the case.”
Paige is part of a three-month trial at the airport. If passengers like her, the airport says it may put more holograms in the airport.