Stop the Boring E-Mails!
E-Mail is so Y2K. It's time to get ready to hear what they're saying via facemail.Unified messaging is gaining traction, allowing you to hear e-mails and listen to voice mails through an e-mail client. But why stop there? A new technology from LifeFX Networks Inc. could change the face of e-mail forever. Its called Facemail, basically a digital stand-in that reads your e-mail to you, complete with winks and grins, giving new meaning to "face time with your clients." Facemail uses a 3D modeler and text-to-speech recognition from IBM to generate a stand-in that reads text messages and then makes facial gestures prompted by those goofy emoticons like ;-).
The company says users will be able to include their own voice and image in the futurecurrently you can choose only from good-looking 20-somethings.