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Spatial Bursts Out Of Stealth With Cash And XR Telepresence

October 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options


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After two years in stealth, Spatial is launching its cross-platform XR collaboration App that enables holographic telepresence through augmented reality, turning any room into a 3D workspace. With Spatial, users connect remotely and express ideas seamlessly using lifelike avatars, unlocking a new level of computing that is not confined by space, no matter what device they are using.

I have been saying for two years that because people are the killer app, it follows that telepresence, delivered through AR or VR, would be immersive computing's first killer app. While important strides are being made by two European start-ups, Valorem and MeetingRoom.io, and social VR startups like High Fidelity and Rec Room, no one has yet created a deeply practical use case. It has to be more than the world's greatest chat room. We have to do something in VR. I wondered out loud what that might be. Now I know it must be Spatial.

Spatial enables an entirely new way of working together that has the potential to disrupt the 1BN video conferencing business owned largely by Cisco Spark. Spatial could also affect the travel industry, as XR meetings could radically reduce the need for expensive business travel.

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