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The 5G hologram video calls in developing stage in Metaverse by Meta (all you need to know)

Holo Zuck approaches!

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Mark zukerberg displaying how hologram videos works in Metaverse

Technology has finally evolved to a point where we’ve started to master both virtual and augmented reality platforms. However, despite reaching the point of metaverses and virtual cryptocurrency, humanity still hasn’t been able to create proper hologram tech.

While we have yet to functional holograms, that hasn’t stopped brilliant scientists from trying. For example, one team of scientists have technically created 3D holograms at a microscopic level. Unfortunately, as cool as that is, it’s not on a level high enough to be turned into a product. But one company is looking to do just that: Meta.

Meta working on hologram video calls

Reported by The Next Web, Meta has filed a patent for its in-development hologram technology. Titled “3D Conversations in an Artificial Reality Environment”, the patent details an idea to realise holograms to use in video calls.

The Meta patent aims to detail a system that could capture a real-time 3D scan of one person and display it on someone else’s device. For example, this 3D scan could appear on a smartphone, a VR or AR headset or a future holographic projector.

Meta doesn’t expressly state that its working on a holographic projector. However the patent does state that the scans could be used on the tech of its ever invented. However, the scans are mostly being designed for mixed reality purposes.

A two-way method

One of the more interesting elements of Meta’s hologram video calls is the fact that it’s a two-way system. Not only does the patent project one user’s 3D self onto the augmented or virtual reality display of the recipient, but the recipient can also be scanned.

Meta believes that, in the future, headset technology will have the ability to scan a wearer’s head. For sections of a face that are covered, artificial intelligence would be able to fill in the blanks. This means that two people could have full 3D conversations across an array of devices.

Additionally, Meta’s patent claims that artificial intelligence would also be used to take 3D users and put them in the scene. Using AI, the 3D scans could be taken out of their background and placed into the recipients background.

This could make video calls more immersive than ever before. While VR conversations offer some immersion, bulky headsets and rough avatars with little tracking give them an Uncanny Valley effect. However, do we really need 3D video calls?

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Joe Biden on crypto regulations

Reported by The New York Times, the United States president is scheduled to sign an executive order on Wednesday to regulate cryptocurrency. After a tumultuous year for the techno-dosh, massive restrictions are expected to take place.

The executive order, allegedly in the works for months, will seek to make digital currencies safer for both average citizens and governments. Reports claim that the order will be focused on taking the financial risks for “consumers and the economy.”

The order aims to enforce policies that will remedy six areas of cryptocurrency. These include: “consumer/investor protection; financial stability; illicit finance; U.S. leadership in the global financial system and economic competitiveness; financial inclusion; and responsible innovation.”

As cryptocurrency becomes more prominent in everyday life, these regulations are massively needed. The decentralised monetary platform has often been criticised for its massive drops in worth, its use in illegal activities and other issues.

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Why is this being done now?

The rush for the Biden administration to take action on cryptocurrency is coming rather late. However, it comes at an important time for the digital technology. Additionally, it’s poking holes at America’s plans at the time of writing.

Currently, America is trying to completely freeze Russia’s financial assets that are housed in the United States. However, Russians are still able to use crypto exchanges without any issues, causing the virtual money to become heavily used.

While many have called for regulations on the technology for years, it’s only now that the United States is acting on this. It just goes to show: when something doesn’t match up with what America wants, that’s when it gets killed.

Hologram video calls are in development by Metaverse

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