Skype recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and one of the major announcements the company made was that it is working on technology that will allow 3D video calls. That's right, another piece of useless technology! Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch:
Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Skype Mark Gillett told BBC that Skype’s labs has been doing work on both 3D capture and 3D display of video calls, and while it’s impressed with the progress made in monitors and TVs that can produce a 3D image, the company still believes there’s a lot of work needed to be done before the 3D capture technology is where it needs to be. That’s because there’s too much tuning required to get the multiple cameras you need for producing 3D images angled as you need them for live video calls. Gillet said...Skype has the tech working in the lab, but needs the hardware ecosystem to be able to support it before it’s introduced.
So, basically: Don't hold your breath, it's going to be as unremarkable as you expect it to be.