Microsoft has introduced a communication platform that allows people to attend meetings as holograms.
I am overly excited about the possibility of being a hologram mainly because the idea of never having to attend a physical meeting is a lot more fascinating. As technology evolves Microsoft is way ahead of everyone with their new innovation that will change the future of communication forever.
They introduced their new product in their event where the showed a glimpse of Microsoft’s vision for the future of communication that was extremely fascinating.
Remote communication will feel more intimate.
According to Microsoft’s CEO Nadella the experience will be less uncanny.
“Mesh enables you to interact holographically with others with true presence, in a natural way,” he explained.
“I could join a birthday celebration with my extended family in India, interacting as if we were physically together, without any screens between us. Or I could meet my colleagues on the other side of the world and collaborate as though we were in the same room.”
Powered by the compute and AI capabilities of Azure, Mesh is also designed to allow designers and engineers that handle 3D models to work together across continents in a way that has never before been possible.
“Microsoft Mesh connects the physical and digital worlds, allowing us to transcend the traditional boundaries of space and time,” said a holographic version of Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow at Microsoft.
“This has been the dream for mixed reality, the idea from the very beginning. You can actually feel like you’re in the same place with someone sharing content or you can teleport from different mixed reality devices and be present with people when you’re not physically together.”
People will appear as avatars.
Initially, Mesh users will only be able to appear as avatars, but Microsoft has promised that “holoportation” will eventually allow people to communicate as photorealistic forms of themselves.
The announcement might send a shiver down the spine of anyone hoping for a return to the office of old, but for others it’s a window into a future imagined only in an avatar movie.