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Product Placement at 6:18AM, March 18, 2010
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Found this cool video about “holographic” experimentation. This practice is called a light-field display and is a projector that displays hundreds of images into different degrees of the same space. A spinning mirror captures all of those images and reflects them back in the appropriate direction, thus creating the illusion of a three dimensional object. The projector calculates the the correct shading and occlusion for the image in order to make it as realistic as possible.

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Hawk at 6:58PM, March 18, 2010
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Holy cow, that's incredible. I love seeing stuff that makes me feel like the future is here. I kind of wonder how noisy the oscillating mirror is. And I'd love to see it in person.
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LOOKIS at 8:04AM, March 20, 2010
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Oh great. Now we'll have to sit our holographic TV in the middle of the room and walk around it to get the full effect. I wanna be a couch potato!
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Product Placement at 7:26PM, March 20, 2010
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LOOKIS
I wanna be a couch potato!
Then get a motorized couch, which is attached to tracks that goes around the thing. Problem solved.

P.S. Every time I hear the term “couch potato”, I immediately think of the parents from this music video.

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ParkerFarker at 12:57AM, March 21, 2010
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ZOH MAH GAWD!

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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lothar at 6:04AM, March 21, 2010
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yea … technology
i liked that second video much better , i wanna go to space
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lastcall at 6:40AM, March 21, 2010
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GracehFaceh at 11:05AM, March 21, 2010
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Nice!

Now we gotta get started on that flying car. We're way behind on that by 60's standards.
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ozoneocean at 3:48AM, March 23, 2010
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Heh, trick 3D you can only see from one angle- via projection onto a hidden screen. Very clever musical performance! :)

The 3D stuff reminds me of something I saw today- This guy that sells blocks of crystal glass with 3D images of thinks inside them. You give him a photo of a family member and he can make a 3D version of them inside the crystal block. It reminded me of all those references in SciFi where they have a 3D crystal image of their loved one. You can actually do it!
Funnily enough I think I've been aware of that tech for a long time but just never realised how cool it was. He even had a 3D map of an underground mine site in one showing all the different tunnels and levels, pits and shafts and cuttings…
On one hand that's pretty simple, but on the other it's like something from a SciFi computer game.
 
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