The Sixth Sense - Minority Report has come!

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  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

    The link has a video of it in action.... looks pretty interesting. Wonder what could come of this in a few years... looks crazy....

    Have any of you seen this before? I don't think it's been posted yet... and I hope this isn't fake that'd be embarrassing for me... Haha
     
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  3. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, watch the video.. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    don't roll your eyes, you stupid title has 2 movies in it.
     
  5. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Clearly it can't see dead people...
    That's what the product is called. Not just MY stupid title but THEIR stupid name for it.
     
  6. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    its not fake...

    its not even cutting edge technology, its really a hybrid of a bunch of tech thats been around for a while. The big deal is the use of the mini-projector.

    Getting a webcam to recognize and follow colors is not a huge challenge.

    Looks to me that most of the "image recognition" was prototyped, but as systems like this catch on we will have better implemented standards for that type of camera recognition.

    Personally, I dont think projection will take off, its just not private enough.

    I think they should invent a belt-mounted mist curtain so you could project into space and not require a wall... :D
     
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    as long as we both agree that there it's a stupid name. ;)
    The device is really cool, but it will have to be implemented better on the body for it to be a household item.
     
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    Do you need to wear those colourful finger-tip caps to use it?

    Does it understand jokes better than you?
     
  10. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    you have to use something colorful if you want it to follow your hand / gestures. it could be a colored glove, painted fingernails, etc.
     
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Wow, that was pretty cool. Great to see they had a sense of humor about the whole thing, too.

    When she first started speaking I was picturing some kind of (more) personal projection device. If they can perfect a way to put the text on the inside of a pair of glasses or sunglasses, for example, you'd have a pretty elegant solution. Perhaps in the future we'll wear special contacts which will present the information right on our eyeball.
     
  12. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I get the joke. I just didn't find it very funny. :D
     
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    I don't ever even consider the ecological impact of toilet paper...
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I can not say that I do either... :cool:
     
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    We used IR imaging to take into account hand gestures as well.
     
  17. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    Ever since the iPhone came out I have been waiting for someone to start tapping that portable computing power to do something like this.

    I kept imaging a pair of goggles instead of a projector though (goggles would let you do things in 3 dimensions since you could project different images to each eye).

    I'd like to see games built around this software. People running through the streets of a city playing virtual pacman - eating pellets only they can see while being chased by ghosts.
     
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    Could see it being used on sunglasses. Like someone said: privacy is important.
     
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