Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Oct 2011 19:55 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Within the last few days we read the news about Apple's Siri AI personal assistant, and about a brain implant that lets monkeys control virtual limps & feel virtual objects. I believe that if someone is to also combine a few more technologies (e.g. high-res eyeware, appropriate operating system changes), we will be looking at the next user interface revolution, after the inventions of the computer mouse and touch interfaces.
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RE[2]: Not holography
by zima on Mon 10th Oct 2011 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Not holography"
zima
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See, what I was saying ;) - even technology enthusiasts, and such, not realizing about this fairly old[1] stuff (easily older than you, Thom) ...so what hope there is for the general public, whose "imagination" is shaped by cheap popular scifi productions?

1. Old in terms of recent technology progress; the implementation I randomly found on YT not really being so ground-breaking as they claim, it mostly "just" seems to revolve around being a decently marketable product. Any self-respecting physics department probably has some holograms, and there are a few ~commercial labs around the world that make them (contact one, Thom? Maybe they'll even have some defectively developed one - which could just look weird in part of the "image" or under certain viewing angles - but probably still impressive, clearly with depth[2])

2. Yes, in holograms that is essentially a real depth, they are about reproducing how the light would really behave if the plate had some insides.

Edited 2011-10-10 22:26 UTC

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