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Nephroidofdoom t1_j5ocj28 wrote

I think you can do that with FaceTime now. It’s a little cartoony. Mostly I see kids using it to goof off but I can see it getting better over time.


Sylvurphlame t1_j5oriff wrote

You can use the emoji and an emoji characters in FaceTime now, yes. But it can only track your head and it’s a little limited in the sense that you have to hold your iPhone, or iPad in front of your face.

Rethink that in the context of wearing VR goggles and having a companion motion tracking device in the room, so that your full body, animated avatar is live streamed to the person you’re having a conversation with. Or straight up, superimposed on the empty seat on the other end of the couch, if you’re using AR mode .

That’s going to be the interesting tipping point for the personal communications aspect of mixed reality