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Obscura Digital Demos "Minority Report"-Like Display 124

Barence and other readers sent along word of a demonstration by Obscura Digital of a new technology it's dubbed a multi-touch hologram — reminiscent of the display in Minority Report. The demonstration shows a man interacting with holographic images projected before him, moving them around and resizing them. It's only sort of like the Minority Report display, which used hand movements to control elements on a screen. Earlier, Obscura had demoed another take on the Spielbergian technology, a multi-touch wall.
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Obscura Digital Demos "Minority Report"-Like Display

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  • Fake? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Spy der Mann ( 805235 ) <spydermann DOT slashdot AT gmail DOT com> on Tuesday August 05, 2008 @02:18PM (#24483585) Homepage Journal

    From the blog comments [blogspot.com]:

    This guy is not controlling anything with his hands. It's a pre-recorded sequence and he is "hand-syncing". Look closely.

    Still, I'd like to know what technology they used to create the holograms... *IF* indeed they're real.

  • Re:ok.. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 05, 2008 @04:03PM (#24485667)

    This is primarily because f-ing moving/resizing/rotating actions are f-ing fundamentals of the f-ing way f-ing interfaces are currently f-ing designed. Now, for f's sake, you f-ing can't expect them to have f-ing developed f-ing applications for what is currently a f-ing theoretical method of f-ing input. This is f-ing new, after all, and no f-ing designers or f-ing coders have had a f-ing chance to work their normal f-ing magic with it yet.

    However, with f-ing simple examples like these, the f-ing non-research public can get a f-ing glimpse at what this f-ing interface can do, using f-ing actions they can f-ing relate to. As this f-ing technology gets developed more, of course, we'll see more f-ing "futuristic" approaches to the f-ing problem of user interface. But that's a long f-ing way off at the moment.

    Certainly, you probably don't f-ing need to move/rotate/resize your f-ing pictures, and most definitely not in this crazy f-ing manner, but this f-ing shows that somebody's on the right f-ing track.

One man's constant is another man's variable. -- A.J. Perlis