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 Tue 11th Oct 2011 10:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Not holography"
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PS. BTW, you can easily do a basic, but still fun imitation of sorts (one which relies more on psycho-visual effects in how our brains are wired to see ~faces than on actual scattering of light in a "proper" way), if you have a printer! ;)

Hollow-face illusion & three dragons to print out

Actually, inspired by how one preschool-theatre costume (of a... cat; with proper ears) supposedly induced a panic attack in the kitten of my buddy, I essentially reworked the dragon once, to be more "danger! Possible unknown big cat!"-like. Yup, my cate became... nervous.

(quick Google search for the above Wiki page even revealed one with a cat design
...I can't vouch for how convincing it is, though)

Bonus points: place a large version in a street-facing window ;)

Then there are also some software toys like this DSi game which, essentially, partly simulate - to one viewer at a time - roughly how a hologram would feel.

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