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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
https://www.theverge.com/22308883/micros...s-features

Quote: Last week, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, the inventor of Kinect and HoloLens, appeared in my living room to hand me jellyfish and sharks. That might sound like I had a weird dream, but it was a meeting made possible through Microsoft’s new Mesh platform. I donned a HoloLens 2 headset, joined a virtual meeting room, and Kipman immediately appeared next to my coffee table, ready to demonstrate Microsoft’s vision for the future of VR and AR — or as Microsoft calls it, mixed reality. 

It all felt like a Microsoft Teams meeting set in the future.

Mesh is a collaborative platform that allows anyone to have shared virtual experiences on a variety of devices. “This has been the dream for mixed reality, the idea from the very beginning,” explains Kipman. “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place with someone sharing content or you can teleport from different mixed reality devices and be present with people even when you’re not physically together.”
Initially, Mesh will present people as virtual avatars taken from the AltspaceVR social network that Microsoft acquired back in 2017. Mesh will eventually support what Microsoft calls “holoportation,” allowing people to appear as themselves in a virtual space.


I'm most interested in what this allows for collaborative art or music projects, and what it allows for education. Lots of potential. 
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
Yes, fascinating.
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
(03-05-2021, 03:50 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.theverge.com/22308883/micros...s-features

Quote: Last week, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, the inventor of Kinect and HoloLens, appeared in my living room to hand me jellyfish and sharks. That might sound like I had a weird dream, but it was a meeting made possible through Microsoft’s new Mesh platform. I donned a HoloLens 2 headset, joined a virtual meeting room, and Kipman immediately appeared next to my coffee table, ready to demonstrate Microsoft’s vision for the future of VR and AR — or as Microsoft calls it, mixed reality. 

It all felt like a Microsoft Teams meeting set in the future.

Mesh is a collaborative platform that allows anyone to have shared virtual experiences on a variety of devices. “This has been the dream for mixed reality, the idea from the very beginning,” explains Kipman. “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place with someone sharing content or you can teleport from different mixed reality devices and be present with people even when you’re not physically together.”
Initially, Mesh will present people as virtual avatars taken from the AltspaceVR social network that Microsoft acquired back in 2017. Mesh will eventually support what Microsoft calls “holoportation,” allowing people to appear as themselves in a virtual space.


I'm most interested in what this allows for collaborative art or music projects, and what it allows for education. Lots of potential. 

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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
(03-05-2021, 11:43 PM)Chas Wrote:
(03-05-2021, 03:50 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.theverge.com/22308883/micros...s-features

Quote: Last week, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, the inventor of Kinect and HoloLens, appeared in my living room to hand me jellyfish and sharks. That might sound like I had a weird dream, but it was a meeting made possible through Microsoft’s new Mesh platform. I donned a HoloLens 2 headset, joined a virtual meeting room, and Kipman immediately appeared next to my coffee table, ready to demonstrate Microsoft’s vision for the future of VR and AR — or as Microsoft calls it, mixed reality. 

It all felt like a Microsoft Teams meeting set in the future.

Mesh is a collaborative platform that allows anyone to have shared virtual experiences on a variety of devices. “This has been the dream for mixed reality, the idea from the very beginning,” explains Kipman. “You can actually feel like you’re in the same place with someone sharing content or you can teleport from different mixed reality devices and be present with people even when you’re not physically together.”
Initially, Mesh will present people as virtual avatars taken from the AltspaceVR social network that Microsoft acquired back in 2017. Mesh will eventually support what Microsoft calls “holoportation,” allowing people to appear as themselves in a virtual space.


I'm most interested in what this allows for collaborative art or music projects, and what it allows for education. Lots of potential. 

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Not everything has to be about porn y'know!
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
(03-06-2021, 01:23 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:
(03-05-2021, 11:43 PM)Chas Wrote:
(03-05-2021, 03:50 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.theverge.com/22308883/micros...s-features

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I'm most interested in what this allows for collaborative art or music projects, and what it allows for education. Lots of potential. 

Rule 34. Deadpan Coffee Drinker

Not everything has to be about porn y'know!

That violates Rule 34. Read
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
(03-06-2021, 01:23 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:
(03-05-2021, 11:43 PM)Chas Wrote:
(03-05-2021, 03:50 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: https://www.theverge.com/22308883/micros...s-features

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I'm most interested in what this allows for collaborative art or music projects, and what it allows for education. Lots of potential. 

Rule 34. Deadpan Coffee Drinker

Not everything has to be about porn y'know!

It doesn't have to be. It just is. Big Grin
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
My take on Mesh is that it's not really ready for prime time:

* Head sets are still expensive, heavy and uncomfortable.
* More computing power and network bandwidth needed to do the job than most people own.
* It isn't truly humans teleporting into virtual meetings, it is cartoon avatars (partly to get around previous bullet point)

However give hardware and bandwidth say 5 years to catch up to this ubiquitously, and allowing for further progress on the software and standards during that period, and this does strongly suggest where the future is going. Zoom, Google Meet, etc. will evolve in this direction, at least as another optional modality for virtual meetings. However, there are social limitations there, too:

* Today as a practical matter people are cleaning up a corner of a room to serve as a backdrop for business meetings. It is both more difficult and feels more invasive to clear out a whole room for such a meeting, to have your colleagues sitting virtually on your furniture.

* There are built in problems for poorer workers who have to endure their workers seeing their threadbare furniture and peeling wallpaper.

These, too, are solvable problems but at the expense of yet more compute power.

Note that each user will see other users / avatars in the context of THEIR space, so in theory, my last points aren't of concern. But psychologically each user sees the others in THEIR space and the perception will create the concern. There is also a degree of bleed-thru at times.
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Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings
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