Product Hunt Daily Digest
October 25th, 2018

The Holodeck for distributed teams
Check Out Spatial
"There are times when I see a piece of tech and feel like a kid who has gone to his first science expo." – Aslam

Yesterday, Spatial launched on Product Hunt, blowing the minds of many. Watch the video.

The San Francisco-based startup revealed its AR collaboration software along with its recent $8M in funding from some notable investors. As more teams adopt remote and distributed workforces, tools that can replicate the fidelity of in-person communication will become increasingly important.

Of course we've all seen demo videos like this that promise a future much further out than its first generation model (we're looking at you, Magic Leap). When asked about this skepticism, the CEO of Spatial responded with:

"We are very aware of the hype in the space and are also sensitive to it. For example, we took great pains to film the video in real time with people actually in Spatial and using the features. You can see some of the imperfections shine through."

It's 2018 and we continue to struggle with spotty video chat apps, so skepticism is expected. But it's hard not to get excited about tech that looks like the Holodeck. 😎

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