Few movies had been made to tackle the idea of blending virtuality with reality in away that gamers could not discern the differences between reality and otherwise. Of course, I don’t think Microsoft is anywhere near in engineering such a feat, but I think they’re definitely onto something close to that. Perhaps, I’m wrong about how close or how far Microsoft’s research department has progressed toward such a goal. Still, it doesn’t matter, because the more they try, I guess it’s safely to assume that the more awesome there might be for such possibilities (i.e., technology) to come about and bring a host of benefits not only to gaming industry but to other industries as well. I think medical industry might reap great benefits from this kind of futuristic technology.
Microsoft goes far by implementing a technology which partly uses Kinect to either permanently or temporarily blend the augmented reality and virtuality onto physical coordinates. The projections of the augmented reality and virtuality can be applied on any surface. Microsoft’s research department were even able to projected augmented virtuality and virtuality onto a hand of a human. I’ve hinted before that this kind of technology might lead us to something much more awesome, but nobody knows for sure what that will be yet. What I can imagine is that by combining holographic technology and what Microsoft is working on now (i.e., the technology we’re talking about in this article) into the same environment can be even more dazzling.
I had written an article “Imagining The TV Of The Future, Don’t Laugh!” — this article proposes on why TV of the future might be very different in a way that users might be able to change the reality of the ongoing scenes inside the TV. The article also suggests how users might be able to project movie scenes into reality with no consequences whatsoever since the projections are digital and nothing more. The article also suggests the injections of either a personal avatar or oneself into the movie scenes as if virtual reality or augmented reality is happening. Perhaps, the article’s suggestions aren’t so outright nut, because Microsoft’s research department is doing something just as awesome!
- The Kinect Effect – Microsoft on Augmented/Virtual reality (flatworldbusiness.wordpress.com)
- Real-Life Holodecks? Microsoft Kinect Augmented Reality Room Is the Closest Thing Yet (wired.com)
- Metaio Adds Gravity To Their Augmented Reality Platform (techcrunch.com)
- Augmented reality projectors bring Leia’s cry for help one step closer to reality (geek.com)
- Augmented Projector mashes projectors, motion sensors and Kinect into an virtual reality “torch” (istartedsomething.com)