Are holograms the future for Facetime and Zoom video conferencing?

Two Hearts Pizzeria
Sharing a meal with people 400 miles away via holographic video call, thanks to Virgin Media's Two Hearts Pizzeria experiment (Image credit: Virgin Media)

After a year of communicating via video calls, which saw Zoom and Facetime soar in popularity, tech experts are now predicting that holograms will be the next form of virtual communication within the next decade.

A UK study of 2,000 people found half are bored of video calls, while 63 per cent feel they don’t give the level of interaction or closeness they want. But 44 per cent believe the pandemic has permanently changed the way we interact with technology, and that it will have a remarkable impact on our lifestyles in years to come.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.