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Holoportation is almost like being there

This is a very cool tech demo from Microsoft showing off how you can use HoloLens (plus a somewhat complicated 3D camera setup) to create holograms of people—think of it like 3D Skype.

There are definitely some rough edges in the tech demo, and the equipment involved is clearly unwieldy, but it’s hard not to look at this and think that this could be a commonplace form of communication not too many years down the line.