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Wireless Optical Telecommunications by Olivier Bouchet

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Chapter 12

Conclusion

“...But since I designed to employ my whole life in the search after so necessary a science, and since I had fallen in with a path which seems to me such, that if any one follow it he must inevitably reach the end desired, unless he be hindered either by the shortness of life or the want of experiments, I judged that there could be no more effectual provision against these two impediments than if I were faithfully to communicate to the public all the little I might myself have found, and incite men of superior genius to strive to proceed farther, by contributing, each according to his inclination and ability, to the experiments which it would be necessary to make, and also by informing the public of all they might discover, so that, by the last beginning where those before them had left off, and thus connecting the lives and labours of many, we might collectively proceed much farther than each by himself could do”.

René Descartes (1596–1650)

Discourse on the method,

Chapter 6, 1637

For many years, ergonomists, researchers, and engineers have dreamt of offering the gift of ubiquity. Beyond the philosophical and psychological aspects, this can result in “wireless” connectivity everywhere for everyone, regardless of location or time.

This “wireless” connectivity can be improved by the integration of intermodality, such as augmented reality and virtual reality, requiring a large bandwidth or throughput with a significant bilateral precise tracking device. ...

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