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The brain is excellent at processing visual information.
The visual cortex is a pretty fancy piece of computing
hardware. You can look at far-away large objects and
comprehend that there's a lot of stuff contained within a
couple of degrees of arc, conversely you can look at, say,
close up and it's pretty trivial presence can
a large portion of your field of view. Point being, the
visual cortex has a lot of built in adaptability.
Now, take a common or garden variety headset with
screens on the inside. Your eyes scan around the screen,
and if the images are presented the right way, can
all sorts of distance/dimension information. Now, human
eyes can only move so far up/down/left/right. If you
to see beyond a certain angle, you have to move your
head, which is boring. How about a whole bunch of
cameras all around the headset? Software would stitch
various images together to give a continuous 360 degree
stereoscopic view. The headset would track the users
and scroll the view on the screens accordingly. A bit like
some game maps scroll about when your mouse gets to
edge. Eventually you should be able to look vertically up,
all the way around the back, everywhere. It would be
massively disorientating to drop a new user straight in,
a training regime would add a degree or two of range per
Motorcyclists are expected to be early adopters of the
large & clunky versions since helmets already look like
It's all done with mirrors. [zen_tom, May 21 2015]
Careful of the letterbox [4and20, May 24 2015]
Ahem...Extensible eyes for human
[not_morrison_rm, May 24 2015]
||//Motorcyclists expected to be early adopters//
||Motorcyclists' children expected to be early
||Was in a meeting earlier about organ waiting lists, the
deaths associated with not getting transplants and the costs
clinical support due to failing organs. Dialysis alone is a
minimum of $30k/year. I pointed out that it was in the
health insurers' interest to give out free motorcycles. More
deaths would be a real money saver. Apparently that was in
poor taste, and no, I shouldn't take the group through my
||You say that, but if a motorcyclist crashes into a
||//motorcyclist crashes into a dialysis machine...//
||Then everything larger than 10 kDa will stay on this side?
||I wonder how fast a motorcyclist would have to be
going, for his kinetic energy to be sufficient to
convert his entire body mass into small molecules...
||A motorcyclist goes into a bar....
||There once was an old Moto Guzzi...
||// Motorcyclists children expected to be early adoptees //
||"Motorcyclists orphans expected to be early adoptees"
||//Was in a meeting earlier about organ waiting lists// - synthesizers, portable keyboards and electronic pianos are all available as cheaper alternatives.
||//all available as cheaper alternatives//
||I made a similar gag earlier on in the meeting, no sense of
humour these medics.
||//There once was an old Moto Guzzi...//
For which nothing rhymed except "footsie"
This made the fifth line
Very tricky to rhyme
Coz whatever they tried was no good, see?
||I've been thinking about something like this for a while
maybe using HoloLens or castAR technology for
the display, and with some other kinds of sensors as well
and maybe built-in airbags in case you fall