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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by Eugenia on Mon 16th Aug 2010 15:37 UTC
Eugenia
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It makes me think that most of you just can't stand the idea of being "exposed" to your peers. Your problems seem to be psychological/social. You prefer the impersonal nature of voice calls.

I guess I'm one of those who likes to open up to others. I would give my right arm to be able to video-chat in good quality with my family who live so far away. Maybe not with any random person in the world, but I would still cherish the ability to video-chat with family and friends. The problem is that it's consumers like you, afraid of their own shadow, that fuck it up for people like me too.

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