Friday, March 09, 2007

Amazon Plog serving up some cool stuff

I don't know how I happened upon my personalized Plog from Amazon, but since it came with an RSS feed, I dutifully signed up for it in Bloglines. I subscribed to Current and Earworm and mostly get the latest digital camera and music news. But then I saw this video post and it was sooo cool!

Of course it's a week late now, but I have to march home to view anything from YouTube. I loved Minority Report. My thoughts while viewing this were: oooh protein crystals... is that Star Trek TNG playing? oh no, more face morphing...

The closest thing to this interface now is actually the Wii!! You can change the angle of the earth and spin it around by waving your arm with the Wii remote. We sometimes check the weather just so that we can spin the earth around!

2 comments :

Bigqueue said...

Very spiffy video....but probably not an interface I would find all that easy to use. (right off the bat)

I mean huge screen video would be nice.....and the 3d manipulation is nice...but doing 3D manipulation with 2d hand movements seems a little hard to internalize. (for me) I like the idea of some sort of 3D mouse. (like the one the Cambridge company I was helping while unemployed....but theirs was not really a mouse function....but rather for manipulating molecules physically yet feeding the application software with stimulus so that it can do the proper math simulations and display the results.

It does look cool though.....

Undercover Angel said...

Very cool video!

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