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Virtual Reality Phone Calls

AltspaceVR Lets People Aims to Elevate Daily Chat Sessions

— April 11, 2016 — Tech
AltspaceVR aims to usher in a new level to communicating with virtual reality phone calls. Working with the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, Gear VR and soon HTC Vive, people simply launch the VR Call app for all of it to come together in a neat three dimensional package. Although it initially revolved around the ability to see what's going on in the network's public rooms, it has evolved to include chats.

Virtual reality phone calls are the latest developments and although marketed as an extension of Skype, The Verge writes that they are "more about shared activity than pure conversation." It will be interesting to see how much more this technology evolves for commercial use.
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Reality Phone Calls - This trend of virtual reality phone calls allows for more immersive and interactive communication experiences.
2. Consumer Virtual Reality - The consumer version of virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and HTC Vive are enabling the development of virtual reality phone call apps.
3. Shared Activity Communication - Virtual reality phone calls are shifting the focus from purely conversational communication to shared activities and experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Communication Technology - The communication technology industry can leverage virtual reality phone calls to create innovative and immersive communication platforms.
2. Virtual Reality Technology - Virtual reality technology providers can develop new applications and solutions for virtual reality phone calls.
3. Social Networking - Virtual reality phone calls can disrupt the social networking industry by offering a more engaging and interactive communication experience to users.
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