Moving Holograms Are Here
Last Modified: 30/11/2016
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...
- 5...to 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