Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Aug 2010 06:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've seen it so many times in the movies and TV: a person wakes up in this futuristic world, walks by his kitchen, and a computerized voice is telling him that someone is calling him. But instead of picking up a receiver, the call is actually a video-call, and his TV is used for the conversation. If you put 2 and 2 together, this is not really that futuristic. Having a camera attached on your TV, and a VoIP SIP or Skype connection with it, is not mad science. So why don't we already have this on our TVs?
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RE[2]: Couch Potato
by de2ofuz on Mon 16th Aug 2010 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Couch Potato"
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You really don't want to see me on a video call "ever", and I have no intention of ever taking one!

To see me right now nursing my early morning coffee is not going to be a good sight, no matter how efficient or productive I am right now.

I've had the ability to video call for years before my iPhone 4, and I've never used it, nor do I know anyone who has. I much prefer the idea of an Avatar taking/relaying your call, that would be seriously cool, a proper Personal Digital Assistant.

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