Thursday, March 23

VR/AR/MR

3D sensing is coming

3D sensing is coming

VR/AR/MR
Google's Project Tango was the first to market and others will follow in the consumer space very soon. 3D sensing is a critical component of the future of computing. It will not only allow facial recognition on a completely new level (e.g. you won't need finger print readers anymore), the spacial awareness of the devices will change pretty much anything. Think interaction. Think entertainment. Think mixed reality.Image recognition won't have to rely on a 2-dimensional photo, but can use actual depth, which will in turn make recognition reliability almost perfect. Gesture recognition is another piece of the puzzle. The moment your device can tell what your hands are doing, you'll have a new user interface. Touch that virtual computer screen that's hovering in front of your face ...
Brace Yourselves, A New World

Brace Yourselves, A New World

VR/AR/MR
Update 2017-02-17: seems that Magic Leap isn't quite as far as they made seem. Some current perspective here. I'm still 100% in on AR/MR though. We ain't seen nothing yet...No, I'm not talking about the US elections, I'm talking about a profound change in technology that lies in our not too distant future. It will impact almost anything in our lives, the same way smartphones do. Just more profoundly.Since the iPhone was introduced in 2007, things haven't been the same. Now almost everybody carries one of those devices and they changed everything. Everybody now carries a camera all the time. Communications and social interactions have dramatically changed. Even seemingly disconnected things like film photography see their fair share of influence from smartphones. Physical rolodexes
VR: Lighthouse

VR: Lighthouse

VR/AR/MR
(photo: htcvive.com)Now that more and more virtual reality (VR) products are coming on the market (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive for now) I've begun to look into VR a bit deeper. And it's really intriguing. Especially the HTC Vive looks great to me, with its rock-solid tracking un space of both the headset as well as the controllers. And there's some really exciting (and surprisingly simple) tech behind it.» this article explains how the HTC lighthouse technology worksAnd here's a video where the architect of that technology explains it in detail:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrsUMEbLtOs
Ridiculously Fast Paradigm Shift

Ridiculously Fast Paradigm Shift

VR/AR/MR
Let me say it right in the beginning: in 10 years we won't need screens anymore. Actually, let me revise that. It's likely going to be much quicker than that.During the last two weeks, I've spent some time exploring what's going on in the VR and AR scene and I'm simply blown away.Some quick definitions:VR is Virtual Reality where you put a headset on, which obscures everything else and gives you a 3D experience. Think 3D entertainment, 3D environments.AR is Augmented Reality where "holograms" (for lack of a better word) are overlaid over the real world, so you see everything around you, but with augmentations. Imagine being able to see your GMail on a virtual computer screen hovering in space right in front of you. Now imagine you can put that virtual screen on the desk in ...