Holograms are nice (and I should know); but the more we can make business video have the quality of the TV News, the faster business will adopt it. Resolution is one factor, but so is lighting, sound quality and even the position of the participants… the better and more lifelike we can make our remote meetings, the better we can work together.
I probably won’t ruffle too many feathers when I say very few people love meetings.
As much as we’d like to think otherwise, meetings just don’t elicit the same emotions as, say, space flight. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way forever. In fact, looking down the road just three to five years, there are some incredible technologies that will hit the mass market and change the way we communicate with coworkers, customers and colleagues. I’d wager that within that timeframe, meetings are going to become less like Office Space and more like Star Wars.
Using new technologies like 3D spatial binaural audio, gesture interfaces, and super-high-resolution video, we will be able to build incredibly immersive (and relatively inexpensive) experiences for workers to connect more effectively. Even…
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