Monday, August 07, 2006

In The Future

If you're like me, you have a hundred thousand or so digital pictures laying around on half a dozen hard drives and umpteen hundreds of CDs and DVDs. And you have no idea what you'll ever do with them all. Well, it turns out that Microsoft is working on ways to do something useful with them. They're looking at ways to take all those pictures, actually multiple pictures of the same object, and turn them into 3D views. I'm sure it's a long way off still, but they have some interesting stuff to look at for now. Imagine being able to take a dozen or so shots of the strip in Las Vegas, then being able to travel it in three dimensions via those photos. It sounds incredible, but they're hard at work on it. Well have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime, I'm going to have to take even more pictures!

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