(ETH) – We will likely be communicating via hologram video-chatting by the year 2030 according to a new report. We have been accustomed to having communications via video calls, including Zoom and Facetime but tech forecasters are now seeing the wave of holograms to be the next form of virtual communication within just nine years.
The report revealed that out of 2,000 Brits that were recently interviewed, that over half of them are bored of video calls, while another 63 percent feel they don’t give the level of interaction or closeness they desire but 44 percent of those surveyed believe the pandemic has permanently changed the way we interact with technology, and that it will have a remarkable impact on our lifestyles in years to come.
Many said that having an image of their loved one beamed straight into their home would make them feel closer and more connected. Tech forecaster and futurologist James Bellini has recently predicted that by the of this decade, we could all be using holograms to remain connected to our families and loved ones.
Over 23 percent even believe this will be the norm in homes across the country. James Bellini, who worked with Virgin Media stated “With technology moving as quickly as it is now, it wouldn’t be strange for holograms to be commonplace in UK households by the turn of the decade.
“Holograms can enhance our lives by removing barriers to human connection, be that screens or distance. “A more frequent use of the tech could revolutionize the workplace, our social lives, and events, travel and leisure or dining experiences.
“Having a 3D life-size, real-time connection with someone via hologram opens up a world of possibility and acts as a great starting point for those looking to re-adjust to normal life as restrictions ease while relieving the longing of wanting to ‘be’ with another person. “Although accessible hologram technology is fairly new, the research from Virgin Media shows the appetite is there, meaning we’ll need the broadband speeds to keep up.”