Missing Friends In The US? This New Technology Could Bring You A Whole Lot Closer 5 years ago

Missing Friends In The US? This New Technology Could Bring You A Whole Lot Closer

The distance between Dublin and New York could be about to get a lot smaller, if this exciting development goes ahead.

An award-winning architect has launched an attempt to construct life-size screens in the two cities to bring their citizens face-to-face.

The screen would be erected at Trinity College and under the Manhattan Bridge and would allow passersby to see, chat and even high-five people living 5,000 miles away.

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"Because this is such an eye-catching structure, it will invite communication between strangers across the other side of the world. Chance meetings will happen between someone walking by in New York and someone walking by in Dublin.

"You’ll stop for a minute and say something, and there’s a connection that you would never otherwise have. It is life-size, so you are at the same eye level as the person on the other side,” project manager Mark Quick told The Irish Times.

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Some funding has been supplied by Dublin City Council and Galway Enterprise Board but a further €200,000 needs to be raised through the project's Kickstarter page to make Twin Spaces (designed by architest Cathal Curtin) a reality.

So far, €6,500 have been donated, with 27 days to go. Those who pledge €20 can get their name or a friends engraved on the structure and if you want to donate to this very cool idea, you can find all the details here.