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18th Jul '16 7:59:10 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (original). A video link is set up with the President of the United States so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. As the President spends the entire conversation [[InvisiblePresident sitting with his back to the camera]], one wonders why George Romero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.

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* ''Film/TheCrazies'' (original).(1973). A video link is set up with the President of the United States so he can, if required, authorize the use of nuclear weapons to contain the virus. As the President spends the entire conversation [[InvisiblePresident sitting with his back to the camera]], one wonders why George Romero didn't just have him talking over a telephone speaker.
18th Jul '16 7:58:01 AM JackG
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* These are used in the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' a lot. In the movie, talking to someone on Mars was as easy as phoning them up on Earth. In fact, Cohaagen (when on Mars) uses his vid phone to call Richter (on Earth) without any technical difficulties.

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* These are used in the original ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]'' a lot. In the movie, talking to someone on Mars was as easy as phoning them up on Earth. In fact, Cohaagen (when on Mars) uses his vid phone to call Richter (on Earth) without any technical difficulties. Until Richter pulls the FakeStatic trick, blaming sunspot interference.
29th Jun '16 1:39:38 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''Series/KnightRider'', KITT is equipped with one. [=KI3T=] can use the windshield to project a multipart videoconference, to a similar effect. As if texting and driving wasn't bad enough!

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* In ''Series/KnightRider'', KITT is equipped with one. [=KI3T=] can use the windshield to project a multipart videoconference, to a similar effect. As if texting and driving wasn't bad enough!
28th Jun '16 1:24:33 PM Jake
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* In ''Series/KnightRider'', KITT is equipped with one. [=KI3T=] can use the windshield to project a multipart videoconference, to a similar effect.

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* In ''Series/KnightRider'', KITT is equipped with one. [=KI3T=] can use the windshield to project a multipart videoconference, to a similar effect. As if texting and driving wasn't bad enough!


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* Common in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''. The most prominent use was the family portraits in the lounge area, which could switch from a static image that appeared to be a photograph to a live video feed ([[FridgeLogic how Brains solved the problem of screen burn-in is a mystery for the ages]]), but occasionally commercial units about the size of a PayPhone showed up. [[Series/ThunderbirdsAreGo The reboot]] upgraded to holographic displays.
16th Apr '16 9:36:36 AM bwburke94
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* Most laptop computers now come with in-built webcams. Fancy-pants video streaming software turns it into a Video Phone:
** ChatRoulette
** Skype
** Google Talk
** [=TinyChat=]

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* Most laptop computers now come with in-built webcams. Fancy-pants video streaming software software, such as Skype or Google Talk, turns it into a Video Phone:
** ChatRoulette
** Skype
** Google Talk
** [=TinyChat=]
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3rd Apr '16 4:03:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* Video phones are used in the 1980s version of ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'', ''The New Adventures Of Gigantor''. It's set [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the 21st century]].
15th Mar '16 10:16:13 AM SeanMurrayI
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* Creator/DamonKnight's novella ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=nZl0CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&dq=Damon%20Knight%20The%20Dying%20Man&pg=PT9#v=snippet&q=noon&f=false Dio/The Dying Man]]'' takes place in a far-off almost-utopian future. We have videophones, still called phones. They appear to be stand-alone consoles with built-in light-up phonebooks where you choose the sector, group and name of the person you're calling. Operators have been replaced by robots called autosecs. Because most people move around a lot, frequent updates of your registration are important.

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* Creator/DamonKnight's novella ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=nZl0CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&dq=Damon%20Knight%20The%20Dying%20Man&pg=PT9#v=snippet&q=noon&f=false Dio/The ''Dio/The Dying Man]]'' Man'' takes place in a far-off almost-utopian future. We have videophones, still called phones. They appear to be stand-alone consoles with built-in light-up phonebooks where you choose the sector, group and name of the person you're calling. Operators have been replaced by robots called autosecs. Because most people move around a lot, frequent updates of your registration are important.
15th Mar '16 9:12:24 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/DamonKnight's novella ''Dio''/''The Dying Man'' takes place in a far-off almost-utopian future. We have videophones, still called phones. They appear to be stand-alone consoles with built-in light-up phonebooks where you choose the sector, group and name of the person you're calling. Operators have been replaced by robots called autosecs. Because most people move around a lot, frequent updates of your registration are important.

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* Creator/DamonKnight's novella ''Dio''/''The ''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=nZl0CwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&dq=Damon%20Knight%20The%20Dying%20Man&pg=PT9#v=snippet&q=noon&f=false Dio/The Dying Man'' Man]]'' takes place in a far-off almost-utopian future. We have videophones, still called phones. They appear to be stand-alone consoles with built-in light-up phonebooks where you choose the sector, group and name of the person you're calling. Operators have been replaced by robots called autosecs. Because most people move around a lot, frequent updates of your registration are important.
15th Mar '16 7:47:28 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/DamonKnight's novella ''Dio''/''The Dying Man'' takes place in a far-off almost-utopian future. We have videophones, still called phones. They appear to be stand-alone consoles with built-in light-up phonebooks where you choose the sector, group and name of the person you're calling. Operators have been replaced by robots called autosecs. Because most people move around a lot, frequent updates of your registration are important.
11th Feb '16 10:27:13 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''{{Anime/CodeGeass}}'' the royals and military officials use these, complete with a large, fancy-framed screen in the palace for the Viceroy to video-chat with the Emperor on. Notably, the normal characters, like the students, are never seen using them, just voice phones.

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* In ''{{Anime/CodeGeass}}'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' the royals and military officials use these, complete with a large, fancy-framed screen in the palace for the Viceroy to video-chat with the Emperor on. Notably, the normal characters, like the students, are never seen using them, just voice phones.
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