This could just be classic Valve misdirection. They love being cryptic about messages and things like that. I don't think this is what they are really after, but time will tell.
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>> where both computer-generated graphics and the real world are seamlessly overlaid in your view
Not gonna happen; there will be a ton of frivolous-yet-expensive lawsuits against the manufacturer every time a kid hurts his/herself because they were busy reading the overlay while walking.
I sincerely doubt Valve wants to be the first company to risk these waters. Nintendo was so scared of this eventuality that they tied the VirtualBoy to a table-top stand instead of their original harness designs.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
First off, Half Life 2: Episode 3, please!
Hey paul. i just so happened to be looking over about 6 articles that connect to this subject today and then i decided to visit hothardware.com for the first time in a little over a month.
Bare with me.
I assume yo have heard of the PC gaming periferal that was a coalition between sixense and Valve? Its known as the Razer Hydra. sixense is a company that was started by a team of researchers who wanted to see how much they could do to meld real life into computing. Their main source of inspiration and their "genus" is named Pranav Mistry he became famous when he took two old mice (so old they had roller balls) and took the two little rollers that when moved by the ball registered with the computer. he hooked four together in a glove and then wrote an intuitive computer program to track your hand motions, by just attaching strings to the rollers. it cost less then ten dollars and looked like ***.
He then moved on to project able/ manipulable imaging. sounds fun but its really just a web cam, microphone, projector, colored caps and your smart phone. ( yes colored expo marker caps, he grew up in india thrift is his middle name)
its can do some pretty amazing stuff and it only costs about 350$ to set up. granted you look like you had a stroke just by wearing it, its still some really exciting technology if it ever does get out of R&D Their are two videos about it on Ted.com just sort by most viewed and click the one with sixth sense in the title.
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