The picture doesn't really do it justice.
You can watch a video at the source article.
Researchers at Queen's University have created new technology that allows users to interact and speak with 3-D holograms of each other, an
innovation that could potentially revolutionize videoconferencing.
The technology, called TeleHuman, was created by Prof. Roel Vertegaal and his team at the Human Media Lab.
To use TeleHuman, participants simply stand inside a large-size cylinder shaped pod where 3-D video of them is taken. The video is then converted into
a realistic 3-D image that is projected to the other conference participants.
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This is really just an upgrade for current tele-presence systems. But judging by the video, it does seem to be a worthy upgrade. As the person look
three dimensional in it.
The quality isn't amazing, and there are probably other private firms or other groups that can improve on it, but the concept is something a little
different than most marketed systems out there.
It is being hailed as a "Star Trek Holodeck" by some MSM, but I feel that's a stretch. In any case though, in five to ten years we should be at the
point where a much better system is marketed commercially.
Just using facetime today makes old webcam chats seem like something out of the dark ages.
edit on 5-5-2012 by boncho because: (no reason