Skype is about to take your remote meetings 3-D.
The Microsoft-owned company is working on 3-D video calling technology that will probably be released in the next few years. We’re guessing it will be especially attractive to larger companies that need to be able to realistically network and meet with remote employees and customers.
A Microsoft rep told BBC that the high availability and lower price tags of consumer-level 3-D projectors and screens have made 3-D video calls feasible for the first time. The difficulty will lie in capturing the 3-D image, since multiple cameras will need to be pointed at the client’s computer, all at precisely the right angle.
If it sounds like a lot of work, we agree. It’s possible that 3-D video conferencing won’t catch on until the set-up and use are as easy as the original Skype.