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    Computers are so...young...this is amazing


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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
    I remember seeing one of the first "graphics capable" display units. It was a flourescent green (monochromatic) display with a hood around the top and sides to cut down on the glare. It was capable of displaying curves which were really increasingly smaller straight lines bent into angles to recreate the illusion of curves. Up until then CRT units were strictly alpha-numeric displays. Circa 1976

    The computer was a DEC PDP-11 with hard disks the size of large pizzas. Eh, that enough nostalgia.

    I don''t think anyone back than could have imagined the computers today. Machine evolution at the hand of man????? Does this make us Gods???? Will the artifical intelligences of tomorrow see us that way?????

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    My former boss got to speak at TED this year. I'd love to go but it's a pretty elite convention. That demo is amazing.
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    Wow... uh yeah, wow.

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    Makes this web interface look like...DOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugsInMyTeeth View Post
    'The collective consciousness'

    That's some awesome stuff.

    Very awesome.

    And again, the porn...just imagine the porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
    Makes this web interface look like...DOS.
    Seriously...

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    The part when he got all the applause was funny. They really shook him with all that attention. What a pure moment of geek history.

    Thanks, Timmy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Very awesome.

    And again, the porn...just imagine the porn.
    It could also radically blur the line between gaming and movies.

    The simulated world keeps looking more real.

    Think of cities like London or Manhattan which record all activity in public areas on video, from multiple angles. A crime, or demonstration, whatever could be recreated in three dimensions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
    It could also radically blur the line between gaming and movies.



    That's deep....That's what I meant to say.
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    Professional photographers should be shaking in their boots right now. Who need's 'em?

    Sorry. I see a lot of good in this program, but also see it as a way of stealing individual images and using them for free. Hey, who owns the image now? Well, shoot, we'll just take this image and rotate it a bit. Now it's mine.

    The intellectual property rights and copyright protection for photographers will be a thing of the past.


    ...and you thought music file sharing was bad...
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    Heh, if it's on the intrawebs it's public domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eubi View Post
    Sorry. I see a lot of good in this program, but also see it as a way of stealing individual images and using them for free. Hey, who owns the image now? Well, shoot, we'll just take this image and rotate it a bit. Now it's mine.

    The software that achieved that little miracle is named Adobe Photoshop, not Seadragon....and it's old as hell.

    Quote Originally Posted by eubi
    The intellectual property rights and copyright protection for photographers will be a thing of the past.


    ...and you thought music file sharing was bad...

    Let's face it...and this is from someone struggling to find his place in the new media (so I give the subject a great deal of thought), the majority of revenues generated by copyright royalties go to bloated megacorporations that serve as nothing but ponderous middlemen.

    The new media seeks to eliminate the middleman, not destroy the author. The photographer that seeks recognition for a particular syle will not go unnoticed. Tiers are an important part of society, so people will still understand the disctinction between a pro and a hack, etc. But the most telling point of network technology such as this is that it will create new paradigms and ideas of the very nature of society and the individual.

    Great questions of existence will arise, as the internet becomes ever more dreamlike and a better reflection of the collective subconscious than previous artistic records ever could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    The software that achived that little miracle is named Adobe Photoshop, not Seadragon....and it's old as hell.
    Not really. The concern he addresses is really my biggest concern (especially as a photographer myself)

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    I would really like to know what kind of computer resources (CPU cycles, RAM, VRAM) are sucked up to make this happen.

    If it's rather minimal, then this could change the way computers are used.

    Simply incredible.
    Ten tenths.

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    Oh. My.

    Freakin' awesome!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    That's very reasonable.

    Has anyone else tried the demo?

    It runs smooth as hell on a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 with 4GB of Patriot DDR2-800 and two 8800 Ultras.

    Anyone have some oldass hardware we can try it out on? Something that would represent the minimum specs?
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    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Has anyone else tried the demo?

    It runs smooth as hell on a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 with 4GB of Patriot DDR-800 and two 8800 Ultras.
    I would certainly hope so

    Runs great for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Impressive.

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    Runs fine here. P4 3.2GHz w/HT, 1 gig ram, Nvidia 7600GS on AGP

    Runs fine on laptop as well. P4M, 1.86, 1 gig ram, X300 Radeon on PCI Express
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