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3D Virtual/Real World Hybrid

Techcrunch had this really interesting posting today about 3D virtual world and real world crossover applications and what they allow users to do.
I was amazed when I saw the Photosynth video of Blaise Aguera y Arcas during his TED Talk, see below.
The idea is to take many pictures of a given thing or area and combine them into a 3D image. Fly around it, zoom in whatever. The results are jaw-droppingly beautiful. The BBC also just announced a partnership with Microsoft; they’ve launched a new site using Photosynth technology that will show 3D photographic representations of historic sites around the UK (Ely Cathedral, Burghley House, the Royal Crescent, Bath, the Scottish Parliament buildings and Blackpool Tower Ballroom). For now, though, Photosynth only works on Windows machines.
Thanks Techcrunch! And make sure to check out the awesome BMW commercial at the end of the video showing the brilliant, zero emission, no compromise, production ready Hydrongen 7 Series! (tk)

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