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 Laurence on Mon 16th Aug 2010 17:46 UTC in reply to "Reading all this..."
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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.

As has already been stated numerous times, you can still do all that.

Furthermore, why should we have to like something just so that someone like yourself can use a TV to make video calls instead of a computer, 3G mobile or video phone.

In fact, your attitude in that last post strikes me as a tad selfish.

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