Augmented reality coming closer to reality


In the video above you can see a demonstration of augmented reality on the PSP by use of the PSP camera and the  “Second Sight” technology which allows tags embedded in textbooks or magazines to cue relevant audio or video clips directly on the PSP.

Makes me curious as to how much memory is required. If every tag causes the PSP to download some sort of file to play does it auto delete it after it is done being played? Does it require a wireless internet connection to download the data from? The technology is quite interesting and this is only the beginning.

  • Holy crap that is pretty sweet. Every day I see something about technology that impresses me and I think that in a way this is just another small step forward to the future we see in movies and TV shows. I mean this may not be that impressive to some but think about it, this is just for a PSP if they were to really expand on this it could be incredible.

  • That is amazing!

  • frankcastle66

    is shocked me when i first saw it because i had no idea this could even be possible it makes me think what will they come up with next??

  • Enzo3000

    That is crazy! I don’t actually have a psp but I remember seeing an advert for a game relevant to this where you could take you monster-like pets anywhere you liked and see them in the surrounding environment. I can’t remember the name of it. It’s completely slipped my mind.

    It’ll be interesting to see the limits of this technology as from this video, it seems to have a lot of potential.

  • Andrenekoi

    Eye Pet? I was really impressed with that one too.

    This way of using the technology always impress me, not because of the technology itself, but how they used all the creativity to do something from it.

  • PlayingMantis

    This has a lot of potential, which isn’t realized in the examples in this video. There is probably already files on the psp memory card.

  • skull_x_man

    Hmmm, interestin, i have to say so myself. It seems to work on the same principle the tag mobile phone codes. Technology seems to be evolving more and more each day, at last, we can say we’ve entered the 21st century.

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