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03 March 2005, 10:29 PM
I really hope this hasn't been posted before. But, I think this technology will take off pretty fast! It's kinda scary too if you think about it...maybe this technology can be used to control your mind to make you think that something is there but it's really not...

EDIT: Sorry didn't realize the porn adverts. I'm really sorry guys, hold on and I'll find a link straight to the video...

EDIT: Found different links and are completely safe! PLEASE tell me if they aren't. BUT, the two links I found aren't the same video and the second link has more videos of it.

I think the first link is in French. I'm really sorry guys about the very first link, I didn't realize. I just had the link sent to me and I opened it and it played fine.

03 March 2005, 10:43 PM
EDIT, yep links are safe

03 March 2005, 10:54 PM
Yeah, thanks dude. I followed the link, nothing loaded but the sex ads, then the machine locked up.

03 March 2005, 10:59 PM
Yeah it's been posted before. Sorry.

03 March 2005, 12:55 AM
augmented reality has been around for some time. i recall it from around '95. kind of late to say it'll take off fast!

03 March 2005, 02:19 AM
augmented reality has been around for some time. i recall it from around '95. kind of late to say it'll take off fast!

I agree with this, but it really hasn't taken off much. I expect in the future that it's all you see. Maybe that's my interpretation.

03 March 2005, 10:58 AM
We're working with AR at our university in Koblenz. Quite interesting but has it's problems. We're using the ARToolkit ( but are currently thinking about writing our own (well at least it has been discussed 1-2 times :) ).

The problem is, that most of the time we are using webcams (small size, low weight) which don't have the image quality to properly "see" the markers all the time, meaning you need a rather bright room and the marker must not be more than 3 meters or so away from the camera (depends on the camera resolution). But even with a "good" setting you still have problems with "jumping" or "flickering" objects because the markers are not detected properly ...
-> Interesting but still under development

Mobile phone companies are quite interested in this technology at the moment (as far as I heard), mainly for games - maybe that has something to do with sonys eye-toy.

I think some companies like VW or Boing are currently trying to build usable solutions for their factories (I've seen some videos on this - no url, sorry).

03 March 2005, 06:14 PM
back in '95 it was Boeing and a couple Seattle-based companies (e.g. Virtual I-O) that i heard about. Boeing's use of the tech is pretty cool: overlays of jet engine schematics to assist maintenance. but heard recent news that more and more aircraft maintenance has gone overseas. wondering if they even use the technology they were helping pioneer. cutting costs probably killed AR adoption. for now at least.

03 March 2005, 10:13 AM
Judging from what i've seen till now, it has lots of potential, but several things prevent it from being widespread still.

Mainly the buggyness of it. It's still very twitchy, every single implementation i've seen has many many flaws, jumping scenarios, flickering overlay/videos, huge equipment, etc etc.

People always go for simpler things that work, rather than complicated ones that aren't reliable.

Hope it gets to the point were the flat, non-flawed use supplants the buggyness. And fast. Because, man, it sure would bring lots of wonders!

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