What is holoportation?

This is a “new” technology that combines augmented reality headsets with real time 3d scanners to allow a sort of 3d video conference.

Augmented reality is no news, neither are 3d scanners. Combining them in real time sounds like a good idea, I’d like to see a portable version of the room-sized rig though.

The developers claim that this will “fundamentally change the way people communicate”. I’m not so sure. Looks more like a glorified video conference set. We had free 2d video conferences for over 10 years and it is not nearly as mainstream as Twitter or Whatsapp messages. Sorry.

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I got my first PC in 1994 and it was love at first sight. Ever since I have been working with hardware and software both as a paid job and as a hobby. In 2007 I started working as a professional Quality Assurance Engineer and later became a Team Lead and Trainer. In 2012 I first learned about Arduino and have been working in Internet of Things and 3D Printing projects.