Hologram: the future of Zoom calls….

Video meetings are now a permanent part of our work lives and there are new solutions that can take out some of the agonies, enabling professionals to interact in virtual reality or projected in physical workspaces via augmented reality.

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At first, the idea of video conferencing was exciting but after months of sitting in front of the camera, looking at colleagues, workers are expressing their tiredness of video meetings. Although virtual meetings are, for most office jobs, a necessary evil, they’re also a drain on our energy and sense of connection, and, in some instances, even contribute to workplace inequality.

But hybrid working mode has been projected to be with us forever. So, how will people deal with “zoom fatigue”?

That’s where Hologram comes in – a figment of the metaverse.

What is a hologram?

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Holography is a unique method of photography whereby 3D objects are recorded using a laser and then restored as precisely as possible to match the originally recorded object. When illuminated via a laser, holograms are able to form an exact 3D clone of the object and duplicate its features.

This means with a hologram an object looks real and three-dimensional and moves as you look around it, just like a real object. If you look at these holograms from different angles, you see objects from different perspectives, just like you would if you were looking at a real object. Some holograms even appear to move as you walk past them and look at them from different angles. Others change colours or include views of completely different objects, depending on how you look at them.

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Holograms have other surprising traits as well. If you cut one in half, each half contains a whole view of the entire holographic image. The same is true if you cut out a small piece -­- even a tiny fragment will still contain the whole picture. On top of that, if you make a hologram of a magnifying glass, the holographic version will magnify the other objects in the hologram, just like a real one.

So, in the future where you can use Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and teleport in the morning to the office and show up as a hologram, saving you the stress.

The present generation has been able to watch global musicians, such as BTS, the Korean pop band, and Coldplay perform in the Middle East. The virtual recreation of the artists accurately replicated their body language and expressions. Special effects, including haze and waterfalls, were added to make the performance look more realistic and as visual as a dream.

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Simply put, it’s going to be the virtual version of you that people will be seen and that’s called an avatar.

Holography has been done for the late Whitney Houston who was seen performing on stage and it looked like her in real life.

Users can have access to holography by using AR headsets and holographic projectors. These are the new tech changing the game of connection in our world. The only question is how affordable would they be? If production has to be for the masses and a wider consumer base, are there implications for the prices?

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With holograms, remote collaboration is been taken to another level.

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