Originally Posted by Monger
Originally Posted by Anthony1
I've read a little bit about this "leaked" document, but didn't really get too far into it, because I assumed it was bogus. Could somebody explain the glasses/hologram thing ? That sounds pretty interesting, but also not feasible this quickly. Or if somebody has a link to what the hell the "Fortaleza Glasses" are. When I first saw that, I thought it had something to do with Forza, the racing game, lol.
Basically, the glasses would place virtual objects around your space. In working with Kinect, it could make a 3d model of your room and have characters appear in different places. So, in theory, a virtual soldier could be using your couch as cover.
Google has been working on a similar idea with their project glass which is apparently quite far along.
Not only that, but since kinect is tracking your motion and knows where you are in that virtual space, you could directly interact with whatever you saw. Pick it up, move it around, knock it over, etc. The possibilities are absolutely endless. And while it sounds very far fetched..it's really just bringing together a host of established technology with software. Really the only new thing here is the glasses, but they've been demonstrated in prototypes for years.
I think something like this has the potential to take the world by storm, like the wii....if they have great software for it. It's not just the obvious next step, better graphics etc....this is truly some next generation stuff.
Oh, and Fortaleza and Natal are both coastal cities in brazil.
If this is a hoax, the mastermind behind it REALLY did their homework.