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?
Thread beginning with comment 436998
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Couch Potato
by Soulbender on Mon 16th Aug 2010 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Couch Potato"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

No, but I will be in the "answer-the-phone" state wich can be anything from "just-woke-with-the-worst-hangover-ever-and-is-that-puke-on-my-shirt? " to "just-got-out-of-the-shower-and-is-stark-naked".
Also, who wants to always have to be in front of the TV when taking a call?
Do people even have phones that are not mobile any more?
Traditionally stationary phones are dead anyweay so why bother creating another one? the only way video calls are going to be mainstream and common is if mobile phones can do them.

Reply Parent Score: 2