20 October 2011

The next best thing to a Transporter: a 3D virtual world

Going back to the topic of computer graphics, here is a video on YouTube that is even more mind-boggling, both in terms of the sheer genius behind it and in terms of the applications.

The remote collaboration example is particularly eerie. But for someone whose kids, sadly, have pretty much only had contact with Grandma and Grandpa through telephone and Skype, it raises hopes that maybe more is possible while remaining thousands of miles apart. A Star Trek-like transporter is still ages away, but this would do for now...

(Hat tip to Lael Tucker for the link.)