I am doing research on why face-face meetings feel/work better compared to Zoom/Skype?

Remote work is increasingly becoming mainstream. And the trend is only going to accelerate. In many ways, it’s the most transformative change brought by the Internet. While remote is preferable in so many ways, there is something about face-face communication that video communication tools like Zoom and Skype haven’t been able to capture. Why is that? And if technology will ever be able to solve this problem? Is AR/VR the solution?

I will try to answer these questions in the research paper/article. The idea was originally surfaced by Daniel Gross.

I am a bit slow on the progress originally because of some family issues and also because I am doing this on the side.

Update: 07-29-2019

So far, I did a bunch of reading and came up with a couple of insights. I wrote them down last week and edited for some clarity. But something tells me there is more to it. So instead of publishing what I have right now, I am going to dig a bit deeper.

With that said I don’t want to keep this to myself. So I created this working document. Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and links. I will appreciate that.

The goals for next week 1) gather feedback and 2) dig deeper into the limitations of our on-camera appearances.