A Japanese mobile phone company is researching and refining its new technology known as Future Station. With Future Station, 3D conference will be possible. The idea is to allow people to be in virtual conference as if they are in a real conference; 3D or hologram-like images will be projected in the same room.
Objects such as tables might also be used as projection surfaces for additional computational projections. According to TechRadar, sensors on the fingers allow users to manipulate information as if Tom Cruise himself had done so in Minority Report movie. Let not forget people still have to wear 3D glasses for everything to work!
This technology might change how people communicate with each other in the future. Will this replace mobile phones? Sure, but only if this technology will be portable and affordable as cell phones of today.
I have a feeling that one day, somebody will try to combine Future Station with various obvious useful technologies such as Siri, Kinect, wearable depth-sensing projection system. This way people might have a better experience as a whole in telecommunication. Imagine how awesome this might be for people to be able to communicate with artificial intelligence and real humans at the same time in ways that overindulge human senses.
Afterthoughts: Seeing 3D or hologram-like images without 3D glasses might be better! Wearable depth-sensing projection system is too bulky as now, therefore they need to shrink this gadget down to a size of a penny somehow. Siri has to get smarter! Kinect has to be even smaller in size than the wearable depth-sensing projection system as a whole for the wearable depth-sensing projection system not to be bulky.