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Real-life Avatars

Internet-enabled goggles overlaying graphics on top of people
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I was thinking about how cool it would be if one had internet-enabled goggles that would overlay an "avatar" on top of real people. One could wear digimarc-encoded clothing so that the goggles know who is who, and a sophisticated motion-tracking algorithm would enable it to "cut-and-paste" that person's avatar on top of them.
VeXaR, Mar 26 2001

code77 design contest 2000 entry: Bulk http://www.core77.c...2000/bulk/main.html
A "scent" that contains particles "capable of sending a unique O-code to anybody within a few meters wearing a reciving unit (i.e.) augmented reality display" etc. etc. [jutta, Mar 26 2001]

Another body-changing idea. http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/BioTolkien
A different approach to the same 'image' problem. [DrBob, Mar 26 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny http://www.amazon.c...202-4630056-4181467
Classic science fiction handling of avatars, re-incarnation and the whole Hindu thing. [DrBob, Mar 26 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Well, after checking out that site I have to wonder why they propose using unique smells (which could go all over the place) rather than having graphically-encoded clothing (ala Digimarc.) Digimarc encoding of clothing should be subtle enough to go with a variety of styles.
VeXaR, Mar 26 2001

       This sounds like "Changeling: the Dreaming" rpg from White Wolf where fairies (in mostly the elven sense) look like normal people except to those that possess second sight. Those people can then see fairies as elves, goblin and people with animal aspects carrying imaginary equipement. This would be a technological implementation of this.
Aristotle, Mar 26 2001


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