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Boomy
01-05-2011, 08:03 PM
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1GvFIY/www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsens e_technology.html?awesm=on.ted.com_53U
WATCH THIS (Start at the 4 minute mark for those who are lazy :))

The video in the link details a so-called "Sixth Sense Technology", developed by Pranav Mistry, a MIT student. Basically the machine allows you to interact with practically any random object in reality and automatically connect it with the Internet. Just watch the video, Pranav explains it.

Some highlights of this machine include:
-Taking pictures by just making the gesture for a picture.
-Getting a live video of a newspaper headline just by interacting with a newspaper headline.
-Dialing a phone number with just your hand and fingers, no phone.
-Getting an audio version and reviews of a book you're reading by simply touching the book.
-Watching movies and playing games on a piece of paper simply by the camera's projection (watch the video!).
http://cdn.techpp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/6th-sense-3.jpg

Watching a live streaming newscast of a newspaper headline with Sixth Sense.
http://im.rediff.com/money/2010/sep/08sixth2.jpg

Pranav and the Sixth Sense. Apparently the cost of production is 300 American dollars, so it shouldn't be too expensive when it hits market.

Production starts next month so maybe it'll be within a month or a few when it's released.


(Sorry if this has been posted)

Lgjoka2002
01-05-2011, 11:28 PM
OMFG THAT IS AMAZING WE ARE IN THE FUTURE!but in all seriousness im pretty sure its gonna be a bit weird seeing people with a little projector in their chest and using their fingers as a phone like their psycho.

Fang
01-06-2011, 12:03 AM
Just goes to show how many awesome, wonderful, curious and amazing things people can create even OUTSIDE LittleBigPlanet. :)

Boomy
01-06-2011, 06:59 AM
Was surprised as to how much the production costs were to be honest.

Bremnen
01-06-2011, 07:36 AM
I didn't watch the video but if it can do all that for $300, that's impressive.

Boomy
01-06-2011, 07:47 AM
You really should watch the video, it showcases alot of the stuff it can do and the steps to creating it.

Silverleon
01-06-2011, 07:55 AM
No offence dude, but this is oooold noews, this was announced since like a year or two already. :p
I'll try to find the thread where they posted it waaaay back when , tho it was so long ago, I'm not sure I'll be able to. XD

xQziCyFlaMeZxQz_
01-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Dude thats crazy! OMG i didnt think things like that would be possible so soon! We are heading ti the future!!

Boomy
01-06-2011, 08:49 AM
No offence dude, but this is oooold noews, this was announced since like a year or two already. :p
I'll try to find the thread where they posted it waaaay back when , tho it was so long ago, I'm not sure I'll be able to. XD

I'm sure very few people knew about it or remember it, and considering its going into production soon I thought it was noteworthy.

rtm223
01-06-2011, 09:41 AM
Pranav and the Sixth Sense. Apparently the cost of production is 300 American dollars, so it shouldn't be too expensive when it hits market.

There is (typically) a massive gap between "production cost" and retail price in consumer electronics... multipliers of 2-3 times are not unheard of so it might turn out to be pretty expensive for a device whose primary function appears to be to make you look like an idiot....

ladylyn1
01-06-2011, 09:58 AM
primary function appears to be to make you look like an idiot....

I bet they said that about the original mobile phones...

Boomy
01-06-2011, 10:03 AM
There is (typically) a massive gap between "production cost" and retail price in consumer electronics... multipliers of 2-3 times are not unheard of so it might turn out to be pretty expensive for a device whose primary function appears to be to make you look like an idiot....

Even if its x2 it would still be cheaper than the iPad, I'd much prefer this piece of kit. :)

Macnme
01-06-2011, 09:55 PM
The idea has been around for a few years now, and has yet to make it to market.
I don't think a projector would be the way to go, I think "Augmented reality" glasses would be a better, more descrete design. Like the glasses from heavy rain.

MrFunctionality
01-06-2011, 11:07 PM
I think I'd wanna read a review first :)