Moving Holograms Are Here

Microsoft takes online communication to a whole new level through "holoportation."
  • 1Say goodbye to webcam talks and prepare to communicate via hologram.
  • 2Microsoft just unveiled a feature it calls "Holoportation" for the HoloLens.
  • 3Sergio, let's just do a high five.
  • 4It can send a 3D image of a person across the world...
  • interact with someone else in real time.
  • 6This is my apprentice, Darth Maul.
  • 7It's basically something straight out of Star Wars, except it's not nearly as sleek.
  • 8At least not yet.
  • 9You have to have Microsoft's bulky augmented reality device...
  • 10...strapped to your face to see the holograms.
  • 11And you'll also need to be surrounded by special cameras to send an image of yourself.
  • 12So, it's not exactly as simple as using a phone or a webcam.
  • 13But Microsoft wants it to be as natural as face-to-face communication.
  • 14So hey, maybe one day a bunch of holograms will be sitting with you...
  • 15...during business meetings in the conference room.
  • 16For Newsy, I'm Mikah Sargent