Posted on November 12, 2009 by

flight simTake a look at the video on the right hand side of this website entitled FLIGHT SIMULATOR CURVED MONITOR. I haven’t tried it yet but I would sure like to! Slowly but steadily, progress is being made in the creation of more realistic virtual reality environments and that is combining with the richness and realism of graphics born of the video game explosion. This is just a tiny glimpse of many new developments that will enhance the our experience and ultimately create the feeling that they are entirely inside the environment. This will alter the experience in ways unanticipated and lead, I think, to the conception of more realistic virtual worlds like Sim City but where the avatars are life-size and physically interactive with other players. These developmens should also enhance the film going experience, if they are embraced by Hollywood which has been reluctant to change in the past. However, I do not see a melding of movies and video games in the near future. Please send me info on other augmented reality technology that is on the horizon.

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  1. Max Kaehn says:

    If you have an Android phone, you can experience the wax-cylinder version of augmented reality with Layar. It’s pretty crude right now, but you can already overlay layers like spending in the stimulus package to see where your tax dollars are going in your vicinity.

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