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: Social issues
by elmimmo on Mon 16th Aug 2010 09:44 UTC in reply to "Social issues"
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The fact that you wouln't use it for the casual phone call does not mean you wouldn't use it for anything else. Sure you (possibly) send sms, e-mails, twitts, a postcard every three years and all sorts of shapes of text right?

I have been living the last three years 10.000 km away from home, and been using video GTalk, iChat and Skype once or twice every week. Being able to video chat has been invaluable for both work and family.

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