Using Avatars In Meetings

from the talk-about-telecommuting dept

The old joke about people who videoconference in to meetings from home is that they can just put on a nice shirt with their sweatpants. Of course, now you may be able to not get dressed at all, as some people are trying to create systems for online meetings where you are represented by an avatar of yourself. Of course, things like this have been around for a long time and never really caught on. I remember using OnLive Traveler more than three years ago for the same purpose (though my avatar was a floating fish). Of course, as mhh5 pointed out to me, it seems that avatar quality may be improving. I still don’t know if I’d trust an avatar to conduct my business for me, though I guess it might be easier to program in “keep a poker face” than to actually perfect my own (admittedly weak) poker face.

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