Since March many people feel they have been caught in a ‘Zoom hell‘ of back-to-back video calls throughout their waking hours.
While this would have seemed futuristic a few decades ago, it already feels deeply tired. We have all experienced the problems with engagement, attention, and effective collaboration on video-conferencing calls.
One of the most interesting directions for the next phase of virtual meetings is avatar-based meetings in augmented and virtual reality.
In this very interesting excerpt from my conversation with futurist and AR/VR expert Cathy Hackl on The Virtual Excellence Show, Cathy discusses the realities, potential, and pragmatics of avatar meetings, including a demonstration of one of the current offerings in the space, and her own experiences using the technology.