Down the Road, But In the Works: 3-D Video Calls From Skype

Skype is reportedly working on a 3D version of its messaging application. As reported by the BBC, an unnamed senior executive says that rumors to this effect are true. However, don’t get too worked up about sending your avatar to school or to work just yet: Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett, says that “the capture devices are not yet there.

As we work with that kind of technology you have to add multiple cameras to your computer, precisely calibrate them and point them at the right angle. … We have it in the lab, we know how to make it work and we’re looking at the ecosystem of devices and their capability to support it in order to make a decision when we might think about bringing something like that to market.

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