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Will holograms revolutionize remote work?

At this point, most of us are used to remote, virtual meetings via services like Zoom or Google Meet. Now, Google is rolling out a new option: holographic meetings. Dubbed “Project Starline”, Google says it’s “a technology project that enables coworkers to feel like they are together, even when they are cities apart.” 

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First announced in 2021, the technology is now being rolled out to select companies for testing. The technology uses “research in computer vision, machine learning, spatial audio and real-time compression” as well as “a breakthrough light field display system that creates a sense of volume and depth that can be experienced without the need for additional glasses or headsets”.

 

There is a catch though: the tool “relies on custom-built hardware and highly specialized equipment.”

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Though billed as a remote work solution, in its current iteration the product seems unlikely to be helpful to home-based workers. That begs the question, “Do we need this?” Does it really provide value that we can’t get from a traditional video call that has fewer barriers to use?

 

Do you think hologram technology will revolutionize remote work?


Thanks,
Mike J.
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williamtcooper
Community Member

Yes, this will happen within 5 to 10 years in the Metaverse.

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