Back in my college theater days, I remember one of the teachers remarking that what sets theater apart from other types of events is the audience. A sporting event with no one watching still counts for the rankings and records. A play without an audience might as well be a dress rehearsal.
Well, sporting events are being scheduled without fans...and my old college just announced that this quarter's performances will be done without audiences.
@KelsonV we can put to work those idle telepresence robots from closed San Francisco tech offices...
@brion There's an idea. Bring all the robots into the audience and broadcast a different experience from each seat, just like being there!
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