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Augmented Meta-reality

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator

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TED releases Meta 2 augmented-reality presentation video

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ted-releases-meta-2-augmented-reality-presentation-video

TED just released the full video of Meta CEO Meron Gribetz’s preview of Meta’s next-generation augmented reality (AR) technology at the TED 2016 conference on Feb. 17. It can be found online at metavision.com and TED.com.

The presentation, which Forbes said “dazzles TED crowd” and received a standing ovation from TED attendees, dramatically showcases the capabilities of the Meta 2 Development Kit. Launched two weeks ago, the Meta 2 kit is now available for pre-order at $949 at metavision.com. (Also see “First ‘natural machine’ augmented reality product Meta 2 launches to developers.)

http://www.ted.com/talks/meron_gribetz_a_glimpse_of_the_future_through_an_augmented_reality_headset#

 

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According to available information, Meta devices use holographic imagery for human-machine interfaces. HoloTouch, Inc. has developed significant patented technology in the field of human-machine interfaces by means of holographic imagery. See http://holotouch.com   McPheters

The direct link to the video can be found athttp://www.ted.com/talks/quick-list for those who (like Google) have issues with “flash”.

I think that the most interesting point Meron made was about shared interactions, that will be the “killer app” for AR.

I did notice one thing that may cause Meron problems if he wants to be using AR all the time, he talks with his hands as much as I do. 🙂

AR systems will need to be able to differentiate between command gestures and language gestures. Without this ability AR could be dangerous to use in many contexts. The simplest way would to not act on gestures when the user is talking, but this limitation may be unreasonable. Only an intelligent, adaptive, system could be sophisticated enough at interpreting clues to do this, therefore the future success of AR depends on AI.

Keep in mind that it is not just an issue of the user having self control, because we may also have involuntary movements to, e.g. sudden loud noises, or the use of taboo words such as “nigger”, depending on our reflexes and our social conditioning. You don’t want to have a nasty accident because some sociopath trolled you.    DSM

Alternatively, one may await this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoWi10YVmfE   JordanMicahBennett

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