Your dreams of working at home while establishing presence in the office might just have arrived. The news broke today that a blockchain company called “UbiatarPlay,” will be making holograms, which have up until now usually been a property of the rich and connected, an available option for everyone.
All of this process is going to happen through your mobile phone. According to UbiatarPlay, it starts with a simple live-stream connected with what they call a Graphical User Interface. When these two features are connected, the user will be able to project his or her hologram to locations across the world.
You might be thinking at this point: that’s all well and good, but is this really going to work out for the average person with the average phone? It’s actually a bit more complicated than one user using these two features. It seems that the whole process requires two kinds of users to consistently be logged onto the blockchain for the product to be viable.
One set of users will be similar to those on the Golem network and will essentially rent out their smartphone cameras to project them at certain locations for certain periods of time. The other set of users would be sending their presence through these cameras to the location. For example, when someone wants to see the Eiffel Tower, he or she can locate someone who is currently projecting his or her smartphone camera via the UbiatarPlay network at the location and send himself there by hologram. Reportedly, he or she will also be able to see the location as if he or she were physically there.
Despite all of these exciting features, like many other blockchain projects, the success of UbiatarPlay depends on network effects. Think of Ebay. If there aren’t enough sellers, then there aren’t enough buyers and vice versa. Widespread adoption is the key to UbiatarPlay’s prosperity and it all depends on the education of their target market.
By: BGN Editorial Staff