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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It would be a hell of a lot better if the protocol in use wasn´t skype, but something open and that had been subjected to serious academic scrutiny.

This is what we're lacking. Or at least even if there's one, apparently nobody bothered to use it. Imagine if you can do video call with a Skype user from MSN client.

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