Teleconferencing is notoriously iffy. We're pretty happy with Zoom, but even the slightest connectivity issues tend to go make things go south quickly.
Transmitting high quality live video strikes me as the bottleneck we could do without, in favor of sending minimal data in order to recreate my presence on the other end.
Our avatars could be sent once upon connection (and cached for future convos), and from there we only send audio. And even that could hypothetically be sent in a really lossy way and likely pieced together with advancements in AI. (Big risks in not getting this right)
I've seen concepts of stuff like this, but I'm wondering what people think the timeline is, and what the quality and reliability will be like.
This conversation tends to relate to VR, but it doesn't seem entirely necessary that they are intertwined.