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Video’s place in the future of communication

As interest in video calling piques, not least from mobile providers, we ask Lars Cosh Ishii to put the technology, and user adoption, into perspective.

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In an article for GigaOm in January (1), Skype CEO Josh Silverman eulogised video’s potential in the future of human communication. While his bias is obvious, the argument that video calling allows us to share experiences rather than straightforward information (voice calling) is a compelling one.

As interest in the technology piques, not least from various mobile providers – Apple launched their Facetime app with the iPhone 4 – we ask Lars Cosh Ishii to put video, and user adoption, into perspective.