I don't like web conferences; I never can tell who is talking, I get tired of staring at static Powerpoint slides on the screen, and it's hard to get a word in when I have something to say. So I could be a future user of VenueGen's 3D virtual meeting technology—as long as I don't have so much fun instructing my avatar to make faces that I lose track of the conversation.
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