Oct 28, 2011
I’ve seen my share of childhood science fiction come to reality, and it never gets old.
I knew that Jaron Lanier was working at Mircosoft Research on applications for the Kinect device, however, I was unaware of the output from their Sensors and Devices Group — a part of the Computer-Mediated Living research area. The team produced the “HoloDesk” (video above), a system that combines a special optical display and the Kinect camera to create an experience that replicates realistic physical interactions with virtual 3D objects.
The demo is intriguing. And adjacent possible, astounding.