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Author Topic: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?  (Read 4478 times)

zridling

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Carol and pmowbray have already started topics on this or mentioned Microsoft Photosynth, but if you haven't seen video and taken the tour, go now. One of the guys compares it to the world in the 'Narnia' movie, but it seems more like a baby step toward the UI that Tom Cruise used in the movie "Minority Report."

  http://labs.live.com/photosynth/video.html

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You can even download them in various sizes. However, I'm still holding out for the Holodeck. (Once I go in, I ain't ever coming out.)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2006, 12:04:07 AM by zridling »

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 03:01:19 AM »
well i think it's a great idea to be able to put tons of pictures in a virtual 3d environment you can navigate, and it looks cool.  Doubly nice if you can use some gps-like system to automatically tag and place them where they belong.

Having said that,
I don't find the idea all that innovative.

But even more:
That video gives me a very stong of people who are living in a fantasy world of hype, how they are changing the world and creating new realities, etc.  Come on guys, this is one of those things where a 13 year old kid with a year off from school could do as good a job, and these guys probably have 100 million and team of 20 people in an office with jelly bean machines on each floor of their hip office building.

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 03:09:45 AM »
i feel i'm missing out - i need to get one of those jelly bean machines.

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 03:42:32 AM »
I just know I'm going to have to upgrade my Windows 3.11 system soon if I want to see this!

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 04:45:11 AM »
Hey, I thought it was a great idea, not unlike trackbacks on blogs: it was neat how you could combine images from all over the net into one big, browsable image.

I thought about the GPS thing too and it scared me somewhat: Wouldn't it be scary if you not only got directions from the map servers but you also got to SEE what it would be like?? Would you then need to make the journey?  ;)

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 03:31:18 PM »
If you want the minority report type of interface, check out Tactile 3D: http://tactile3d.com/.

It's Later Than You Think.

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Re: Photosynth — one step closer to Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report'?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006, 08:28:17 AM »
If you want the minority report type of interface, check out Tactile 3D: http://tactile3d.com/.

You may want to see this tread, where 3D Desktops were discussed (at least in part)

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