With the largest segment of households (32%) being single-person, it’s safe to say that the Japanese may need to spice up their version of Amazon Echo with an actual character. That is exactly what they did – a 3D holographic one. Instead of speaking to a disc or digital box, whether that be Amazon Echo or Google Home, Japanese technology company Vinclu created Gatebox – a virtual home 3D hologram robot that automates your life and is designed for companionship.

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