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Date: 05/20/08 09:30 AM

52 Responses to This Technology Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2008 at 7:17 am
    Link: This Technology Will Blow Your Mind - These innovations never cease to amaze me and this stuff will soon be at our fingertips. Hmph, and it not from Apple.
  2. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:35 am
    GAAAAAASP!
  3. Profile photo of Vanwa
    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:38 am
    those are pretty huge photos. I can`t imagine using those >_>
  4. Profile photo of farquaadhnch
    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:40 am
    The whole bit about merging everyone`s images together sounds cool, but I think going to the actual places would be much better. Maybe for historical purposes until a giant electro-magnetic wave comes and wipes out all technology.
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    RoyCassanova Male 18-29
    59 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 9:41 am
    My jaw has dropped.
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    wangomango Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:46 am
    I`d love to see how this works with underwater photography. Imagine the possibilities as a teaching tool, map out a human body for med students, tour museums and get panoramic views of sculptures, ancient artifacts. Orgasmic.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:54 am
    Pretty old video actually. Still cool.
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    calcal Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:55 am
    thats great, like google earth - BUT BETTER
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    frothr Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:56 am
    i actually saw this a while ago. i wonder how long it will take. and way to hate on apple. jealous much?
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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:57 am
    I agree with farquaadhnch - whenever possible, people ought to actually go to the actual places instead of depending on technology to bring the places to them. There`s nothing like the real thing. Whenever possible.
    Maybe one day nobody will ever have to leave the house, because everything will all be on the computer.
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:59 am
    OMG! BUY NOW! BUY NOW! BUY NOW!
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:59 am
    Great, now how do I get World of Warcraft to work on this?
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:03 am
    If microsoft where to relece this program then.... WOW
  14. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Byee bye photoshop!
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:06 am
    My mind remains un-blown. I don`t really see a practical use for this...beyond casual and semiformal education, where is this going to be used?
    And how much is this technology going to cost? If whatever experience you get from this tech (educational or otherwise) isn`t cost effective, then what good is it?
  16. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:07 am
    "Whenever possible, people ought to actually go to the actual places instead of depending on technology to bring the places to them."

    I actually take an alternate viewpoint on the effect of pictures. When I see a picture of an awesome place, it makes me MORE likely to want to visit the real thing- I don`t say "Oh, I`ve seen it in a picture, now I don`t ever have to go experience it in person." I`d say that photographs are good for both memories and motivation to travel.

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    1eleanor2005 Female 13-17
    324 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 10:25 am
    he sounds like the beaver/gopher thing on winnie the pooh.. you know with the whistley `s` sounds; so annoying
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    wangomango Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:29 am
    "Whenever possible, people ought to actually go to the actual places instead of depending on technology to bring the places to them."

    So why should that have anything to do with this advancement in technology? You make no sense with this statement, since I can not afford to go some where I should not look it up on the internet and enjoy pictures of said place?

    you a douche.

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    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 10:30 am
    he sounded like he just ran a mile
  20. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:33 am
    Cool.
    All Apple does is take stuff that`s been made and makes it look pretty.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:42 am
    the flickr compositing is great.

    i bet the computer used in that demo had no less that 10Tb of RAM as well. Stuff like that isn`t happening on some Dell off the shelf.

    it`s telling that even he is surprised to be doing this at microsoft, and from his comments, he`s surprised to be getting a good reception. that says volumes about microsoft and its reputation, to my mind.

    this kind of work happens in universities like MIT and all across europe first, then move outward to corporations who BUY these ideas by hiring genius kids.

    Without them, you`ve just got great apps like Powerpoint.
    hahahahahaha. knee slap.

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 10:50 am
    WHOA!!!

    Actually I think it`s not something new, just an upgrade of something we already have. Its concept is very similar to that of GoogleEarth (with the difference being a collection of text and photos instead of the globe`s image, of course), but with apparently awesomer loading times.

    WANT.

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    riotDX Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 11:29 am
    notice: he said, not that microsoft had actually invented it or coded it themselves, but to the contrary. NOTHING that microsoft has ever done that went well was their own idea. Microsoft is the leach in the computer industry. If somebody else has a good idea that sells well, Microsoft is there to "honor" that idea by incorporating it in their own software.
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    habbazoot
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    May 20, 2008 at 11:29 am
    whole
    lee
    crap
  25. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 11:33 am
    "some new technology that we brought to Microsoft as part of an acquisition" nuff said.
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 11:58 am
    Only good use is porn, and THEN....... WHOAH!
  27. Profile photo of thestringy
    thestringy Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    blow my mind? definitly not.

    impress me slightly? yeah just about.

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    Miquaight Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    ...Uhhuh.

    Well, I am impressed...alot

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    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    REPOST!!!!!!!!! But still awesome regardless. 4 Amazing Technological advances outta 4.
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    markwickson Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    You can try it out at:
    http://labs.live.com/photosynth/
    pretty nice.
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    karangill1 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    They just linked a bunch of photos ya idiots. This is pointless, its like viewing google image search results. Its just retarded and microsoft is trying to make it look cool. No wonder no other company made it, its usually microsoft that makes this type of crap. And sorry for you if you believe them.
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    Karimento Male 30-39
    140 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    Something similar is this cool addon for IE and FireFox.
    www.piclens.com
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    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    This is like a year old.

    http://labs.live.com/Seadragon.aspx

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    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
    657 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    *picks jaw off the floor, carries it away in a suitcase*
    Yup. That about did it for me today.
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    Tetramino Male 13-17
    62 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    Amazing... simply, amazing.
  36. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    oh.good.god
  37. Profile photo of idiotkiller
    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    meh, and only meh
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    Dogless Male 30-39
    6 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    I`m not going to pass judgment because I didn`t bother watching it. You know why I didn`t bother watching it? Because of the unnecessary Apple hating. How is it even relevant?

    I guess it shouldn`t matter coming from someone who has issues with basic spelling and grammar.

    Yeah, I`m talking to you, fancylad.

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    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
    665 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 3:11 pm
    it was cool and all but he was talking so fast it made me too nervous to watch >.>
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    MUSICISSWEET Female 13-17
    188 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    Did anyone else think he sounded like a computer?
  41. Profile photo of WhitbyDragon
    WhitbyDragon Male 18-29
    47 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    Don`t be hating on Fancylad, he brings us clips to kill boredom. Except that one, but that is why there are ratings. More links pls fancy.... addiction needs feeding!
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    BORING.
  43. Profile photo of liztherocker
    liztherocker Female 13-17
    174 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 4:59 pm
    ...soon to be my addiction.
  44. Profile photo of carissakayb
    carissakayb Female 13-17
    130 posts
    May 20, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    Oh get over it people. Microsoft is one of the most, if not THE most, succesfull businesses ever. If you can`t accept that being in big business means cheating a little you`re naive. All success means cheating a little and cutting corners. Maybe paying a few people off. It happens. Get over it!
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    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    So much "uh... uhmm" it bugged me. But still, very interesting technology.
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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:05 am
    I`m very pleased with what Microsoft has done here. Very neat bit of coding, and the idea, although the idea of compiling pictures (like picture collection programs) or putting together 3D images (like google earth) isn`t exactly original, the method of collecting and then compiling all kinds of 2D`s to form a 3D render is the pretty hot. I`m sure that computer was running a whole lot of RAM, but he could be right in saying that the amount of processing power necessary was only equal to the size of the display. Good job, Microsoft. Produce it, and expect apple to scramble together some sort of "baby`s first toaster / photosynth" to combat it.
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 11:15 am
    "I`m not going to pass judgment because I didn`t bother watching it. You know why I didn`t bother watching it? Because of the unnecessary Apple hating. How is it even relevant?"

    your clearly new here.
    1. nobody cares if you did or didnt watch it, its not gonna improve anything
    2. who says he was hating? he was saying that he was suprised it wasnt made by apple, that doesnt sound like hating to me
    3.sieg heil grammar nazi

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    ayull Male 18-29
    239 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    Yep, it blows alright.
  49. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    May 21, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    Amazing.
  50. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Indeed, amazing, but still:
    This presentation is more than one year old, Microsoft has bought the technology even longer ago, but still they are not able to present a really functioning version.

    My guess: It`s rather a supporting marketing instrument for Bill Gates` picture library Corbis.

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    XHateCrewX Male 13-17
    6 posts
    May 22, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    Microsoft: Oh poo vista is horrible and no one is buying!!! What do we do?!!

    Guy in the Video: I got it!! we make pictures! and we make a cool user interface for them!

    Microsoft: Yeah! that`ll cost too much money and it has no real life purpose! Once again we make a pointless, buggy and unstable program!

    *round of handshakes*

  52. Profile photo of concept
    concept Male 18-29
    85 posts
    May 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    Your mind will be blown far more if you watch all of what TED has to offer.

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