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: Reading all this...
by phoenix on Mon 16th Aug 2010 19:38 UTC in reply to "Reading all this..."
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What happens if you and a bunch of friends are sitting down to watch a movie, and you get a call? Do you really want to disrupt the entire movie, and have the entire group of people watch your call?

Putting this is a TV makes no sense. TVs are meant to be used by groups of people. Phone calls are (usually) meant to be between two people. Video chat on a cell phone, tablet, palmtop, computer, etc makes a lot more sense.

That, and TVs should remain nothing more than video displays. The fewer builtins, the better.

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