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News Microsoft patent points to augmented reality glasses

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 23 Nov 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    That's pretty awesome!
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I'll stick with these for the time being:

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  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    How in the FLYING **** do they think they can get a patent for an AR display? The patent is for "A system and method to present a user wearing a head mounted display with supplemental information when viewing a live event". As opposed to a non-live event? The whole point of AR is to overlay information over the real world (i.e. 'live'). I bloody hope this application gets rejected, because it is neither new or novel in the slightest.
     
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    I feel I ought to elaborate on my comment now!

    The idea of having the extra overlay at a sports event is pretty cool. AR replays!
     
  6. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    The Nokia 920 WindowsPhone8 has a brilliant augmented mapping system already.
     
  7. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Can they demonstrate a functional prototype that actually works as the patent states? If not, the patent should not have been approved.
     
  8. Griffter

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    patent to stop any and all from doing the same, non-invention and has been seen in movies for years, so how is this unique and noval? can i go get a patent for walking pls. with "walking" the user can be transported to any location on the planet in real-world ways.
     
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    Mighty Yoshimi Motormouth

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    Clever lawyers suing the hell out of each other and they can't even think about patenting, as others have said an idea that's been around for decades.
     
  10. DriftCarl

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    Sounds Watchdogs demo, where the player gets all the info on people in his view above the actual person.
    The future is here already
     
  11. The fonz

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    Augmented reality the way the tech world is now headed. It will be interesting to see what comes out over the next few years. I expect some really amazing gadgetry
     

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