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07 June 2007 @ 02:27 pm
I'm sorry, but sometimes new technology amazes the crap out of me.

Consider Microsoft's Photosynth project as shown in this 7:42 demo video from the TED conference in March of this year.

In the example, Photosynth compiles images from thousands of Flickr postings of Notre Dame Cathedral. From this, a 3D, scalable model is built by analyzing the angles and common features of the images. In itself, that's amazing enough, but then the software allows you to fly/zoom/scale in this construct to view the smallest details, or to see where the building can be seen in a Paris city skyline.

Damn. Amazing.

Demo of Photosynth found here.
kwirkykoala on June 7th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh that seems cool! Did I hear a rumour that Google is going to come out with a search engine feature that allows you to plug in an image and search the web for that image using a similar type of analytical formula?

Everyone! Time to make sure you get deleted from all the porn sites!
picasso75: kittypicasso75 on June 8th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
I just watched that this morning, and I still can't believe it!! I feel so...I dunno...90's