Monday, October 08, 2007
Labels: 2D to 3D transformation
Its amazing how quickly photography (and imagery generally) is moving. With what you describe here being available to civilians I wonder what the military (including the DIA) are developing and fielding for their own use.
When I saw this, I thought of the CIA. They supposedly had something like this 5-10 years ago, but they likely were using a supercomputer and virtual reality goggles. We'll all have supercomputers in 5 years with multicore CPUs. Sun has 8 core chips now and Intel is manufacturing quad core CPUs. Such computational power makes rendering images much faster. The problem now is that the software programmers have to learn parallel programming to make use of the multicore processors.
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