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3 days ago  
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Only if it's with virtual idols!
 
3 days ago  
While it's pretty obvious that some companies will be using augmented and virtual reality setups for meetings in the near future, the vast majority of remote meetings will still be on regular flat screens.

It's hard enough to get 90%+ of meeting speakers to use laptops and webcams consistently - it would take a helluva revolution in technology to make something that your average salesman or doctor could use without a skilled crew on site.

/was in a meeting with people who do recordings over the internet just yesterday
//the guys who actually do the technical support had issues for several minutes
 
3 days ago  
Overly complicated, expensive and has no notable benefit over existing video conferencing.

Other than that, great idea.
 
3 days ago  
Ok, subby and the hack author both need a beating because they clearly do NOT understand the massive difference between a hologram and AR
 
3 days ago  
Why bother. The technology will be abolished around 2324.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
So basically a bloated version of VR chats from the 1990s where you can't look like the gray alien that's about to probe the unsuspecting farmer that rolled up a lonely road in a pickup truck? I have to look like myself? PASS.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
"What is your bidding, my master?"
 
2 days ago  
The Defiant is ready after an upgrade it got. Takes up valuable floor space on the bridge.
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Unless "meetings" means porn
 
2 days ago  
I don't even understand video conferencing. Screen sharing, sure. Even showing a whiteboard - But I have no idea why I need to see someone's face or they mine. Voice only is just fine
 
2 days ago  
Will I Am just crashing my morning holowebex to announce he's thinking about running for President
 
2 days ago  

Nimbull: So basically a bloated version of VR chats from the 1990s where you can't look like the gray alien that's about to probe the unsuspecting farmer that rolled up a lonely road in a pickup truck? I have to look like myself? PASS.


can we deepfake ourselves?

I wanna put my face on John Cenna for the 8am.
 
2 days ago  

montreal_medic: I don't even understand video conferencing. Screen sharing, sure. Even showing a whiteboard - But I have no idea why I need to see someone's face or they mine. Voice only is just fine


Because information is often conveyed by expression, not just words, tone, and inflection.  And it should be pointed out that tone and especially inflection can often be missed because of things like compression.

How do you know if silence, for example, is because of people being:
1. Shocked at a statement/question/suggestion, or
2. Thinking seriously about a statement/question/suggestion.

Now, I'm a big advocate of not even using voice to communicate, my favorite method being Morse code, but that requires skills beyond those of most people to convey "unspoken" information.

For most people, though, being able to see a person's face when they are talking to you is important because you Earthlings need that extra channel to ensure your meanings are understood.   It's not your fault, per se, it's just how your species evolved.
 
2 days ago  
Oh, crap!   Mods, can you delete that last paragraph of my post?   I said too much.....
 
2 days ago  

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Only if it's with virtual idols!


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But we do not grant you the coolest of hologram meetings
 
2 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: Overly complicated, expensive and has no notable benefit over existing video conferencing.

Other than that, great idea.


Not to mention all of the inevitable virtual groping-your-coworkers-boobs lawsuits.
 
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cirby: While it's pretty obvious that some companies will be using augmented and virtual reality setups for meetings in the near future, the vast majority of remote meetings will still be on regular flat screens.

It's hard enough to get 90%+ of meeting speakers to use laptops and webcams consistently - it would take a helluva revolution in technology to make something that your average salesman or doctor could use without a skilled crew on site.


I've heard that Second Life still exists, but nobody's been there in ages to check on it.
My company almost never uses video for meetings, except sometimes for the presenter; we do audio plus whiteboard.
 
1 day ago  

billstewart: cirby: While it's pretty obvious that some companies will be using augmented and virtual reality setups for meetings in the near future, the vast majority of remote meetings will still be on regular flat screens.

It's hard enough to get 90%+ of meeting speakers to use laptops and webcams consistently - it would take a helluva revolution in technology to make something that your average salesman or doctor could use without a skilled crew on site.

I've heard that Second Life still exists, but nobody's been there in ages to check on it.
My company almost never uses video for meetings, except sometimes for the presenter; we do audio plus whiteboard.


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