You know what would make video calls more natural? If it looked like one party was beheaded, and then their detached head was reanimated inside of a fragmented prism connected to rapidly-moving motors.
This is the vision of a startup called Wehead (not Behead, I was off by one letter) with their eponymous gizmo. Have a look at this abomination:
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"Controlling the Wehead by your own head movements, by your phone's gyroscope or even simply by the on-screen controller or a mouse, you experience unprecedented [sic] feeling of freedom," the company writes. "Wehead is exceptionally good at recreating the feeling as if the person is actually there with you."
That's not really how I'd describe it. The only thing that could make this creepier is if there were also disembodied robot hands on the table that reach out to grasp yours in awkward handshakes.
How many years of therapy will this child require
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