What? Syrian doctors performed a complex operation in war-torn Aleppo under the direction of a London-based chief surgeon, who led the whole operation over Skype.
So what? Virtual telepresence could become the norm for an increasing the range of high-level professional services, such as medicine, law or therapy. The Skype-directed operation in Aleppo was created by extreme necessity. The successful completion of this complex medical procedure shows the broader viability of virtual telepresence.
Source: BBC News - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37349239