According to Timothy Brick, a researcher at the University of VA, a new low-bandwidth, high-frame-rate video conferencing technology may make video conferencing readily and inexpensively available to nearly anyone with small, portable communication devices, possibly within two to three years. If this is true, will anyone communicate via audio three years from now if video communication is readily available? I know I won’t.
The new technology, developed by a team of psychologists and computer programmers to inform psychology research on how people interact during conversation, uses motion parallax, a 3-D simulation created by rotating a 3-D model of a user’s face based on the angle of the person viewing the image.
See how it works: