When trying to have a video-call sometimes we run into an issue that isn't technical, but rather to do with intimacy. Until we can get totally perfect behind-screen cameras, this issue will persist. Or, rather, it would have if Apple hadn't stepped up to the plate.
When talking on video chat it's common to run into the issue where we look at the screen, not the camera, resulting in conversations without anything remotely close to eye contact. In iOS 13 Apple will be introducing a brand new feature within Facetime using the proprietary ARKit to warp and stretch the image in order to make it look like you are actually looking at the person you are conversing with, right down the camera, instead of looking at the screen.
While this is still in beta, the knowledge that we are getting real time correction of an image like this, being able to warp and change video is pretty groundbreaking and opens to door to using the technology in photography. Imagine popping a photo into Photoshop and just clicking a button to force eye-contact with very little fuss to bring those photos that are "almost" there into line could be a big time saver for weddings and group shots.
What do you think of this tech? Being able to warp and shift an image in real time to increase our connection to each-other rather than separate us is definitely a step in the right direction! Although there is also some scary uses knowing that the technology to, in real time, warp and shift a video I'm just going to ignore that and focus on the positive!