Microsoft Working On Teleportation

Do you remember a room full of people in the shape of 3D objects joining meetings in movies like Star Wars? That is what teleportation is all about.

Image credits: Google and Start Wars movie. 

Microsoft and its HoloLens team is working on exactly the same thing. The new technology is named holoportation, and it is a teleportation using Microsoft HoloLens and 3D cameras.

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face-to-face communication.