Saturday, February 05, 2005 1:09 PM

Something really special: augmented reality displays.

Unless this is a complete hoax: it is possibly the most compelling demo I've ever seen. This stuff makes me believe in magic.

I'm sure that this is just wishful thinking but we have a confluence of several video game rumors that suggest a not too taxing scenario. 1) Nintendo implys that their next generation game console won't hook up to the TV. 2) Microsoft names their second generation XBox: XBox 360. Will the next generation of consoles use a technology like this to bring gaming into real space through goggles or glasses?

One thing is for sure: screens on TVs and monitors will keep getting manufactured bigger and bigger until the broadcasted image fills our entire field of vision. Only then will the TV ever be concievably "big enough." The only sensible realization of that goal today is through a display that sits very close to the eye.

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7 Comments:

At 6:10 PM, spacepirate09 said...

That was incredible. There's nothing more to say.

 
At 7:35 PM, Anonymous said...

Will not connect to TV.....hmmmmm i got good posibility, all HDTV channels are broadcasted through airwaves and can be picked up via normal antena's. If the new nintendo incorperated a small broadcast ( 30 feet ) and all new tv's are getting bigger and bigger and all HDTV compliant, thsi woudl mean by next year when released teh standard TV will all be HDTV and the Nintendo could braodcast High Definitial Signal to TV without use wasting $70 on a good HD pack.

 
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous said...

"1) Nintendo implys that their next generation game console won't hook up to the TV."

They HAVE confirmed that the N5 will be able to hook up to a monitor. I daresay a TV too.

"2) Microsoft names their second generation XBox: XBox 360. Will the next generation of consoles use a technology like this to bring gaming into real space through goggles or glasses? "

No.

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous said...

Remember that episode of Star Trek TNG where someone came back with that nutty alien puzzle game reminicent of Zoop. Morons were wearing that shit all over the place like they were slap bracelets in the early 90's. Sure it was a fun game, but wasn't it taking over their minds? This technology looks great, this is coming from someone who still plays their virtual boy - but I don't think I'd be too happy if Samus shot a hole through my Ms Pac-man Coleco table top or my Sega CDX. Remember, the important lessons in life always come from Will Wheaton. [^_^]

 
At 9:10 PM, Anonymous said...

Yeah, that game had a Nintendo logo on the side of the box, too...

Prophetic.

 
At 9:53 AM, Anonymous said...

Did it really? Proof?

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous said...

Not a hoax:
Over a year ago the basics of augmented reality was covered by Popular Science.

Virtual reality systems have existed for a very long time. From the old glasses used with the oldest videogame systems, to the type of technology used by Nintendo in virtual boy. To the helmets with the 2 color lcd screens( ~6 years ago). to the 1-2 year old virtual television goggles.

All of those systems used similar technologies, but granted that the first few and the last few have almost nothing in common. But VR sets hve existed for a long time.

That all has absolutely nothing to do with Augemented Reality (AR). AR systems use the same core technologies, to provide images possibly in true 3D, that consist of some real images, like what is directly in front of you, overlayed with digitally created images.

This has uses such as overlaying data traditionaly found in a HUD on a fighter jet right in the pilots line of sight. Soldiers on the gound could see an ovcerlay that consists of a map complete with know hostile locations. Tourist could recive extra information about a landmark when lookjing at it. They could also se a computer rendition of buildings that once existed in a spot, but have scince been torn down.

Most of this has liitle to no application with console video games. This *well* above and beyond basic VR that console would use.

 

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