Tuesday, 15 December 2009

An example of Augmented reality: "Sixth Sense"

If you are reading this post, you must be fond of technology. If you are fond of technology, I guess you must be interested in science fiction. Aren´t you? I am. I loved reading Bradbury or Issac Assimov or watching Star Wars and Matrix saga as well as AI (Artificial Intelligence), not only for their special effects but because I like having a look at a possible future.

Years ago, the gap between science fiction and real technological achievements was quite big, but this gap seems to get smaller and smaller. The speed at which technological advances are taking place is really amazing: in 2004, we were talking about Web 2 as something incredible and today we are talking about Web 4: augmented reality, mirror worlds, virtual worlds and lifelogging.

The issue of this post is a mixture of movies and TIC. Do you remember the movie "Minority Report" starred by Tom Cruise? Do you remember Tom Cruise using a computer by clicking on the air? Well, at TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demostrated several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data - including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop."

Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Doesn´t it remind you of "Minority Report" movie?

Enjoy it! Oh, by the way, please don´t keep your mouth open in astonishmet for a long time, a fly can get into  it and flies don´t taste nice :D

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