Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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You, In Your Own Vacation Pictures

The Real WayBack Machine
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I must confess, I might actually attempt to bake this as part of my latest project.

The goal would be to use a VR viewer such as the Oculus Rift, and the linked 2D to 3D image conversion tool to revisit places that you've been in, or places you've never been in

theircompetitor, May 08 2014

Converts 2D pictures into browsable 3D environments http://make3d.cs.cornell.edu/
[theircompetitor, May 08 2014]

Google Maps Wayback Machine http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/23/
partially baked outside recently [sophocles, May 09 2014]


       So, essentially this idea is Photoshop on steroids?
normzone, May 08 2014

       not quite -- the idea is that you are able to actually walk around and immersively re-experience a place where you've been (by having taking an ordinary digital picture)
theircompetitor, May 08 2014

       The intent is good ("revisit places that you've been in, or places you've never been in") but the TNT (Tools & Tech) available today make the execution more like "watch a pixelated video game simulation of a real place" and less like "immersively re-experience" or " Wesley Crusher takes a weekend off in the holodeck ".   

       However, the idea does fulfill the category, and just because it doesn't ring my bell means little or nothing. There is probably a market.
normzone, May 08 2014

       I'm doing a lot of work with the Oculus -- it is much more immersive than you might imagine. Granted the tech demonstrated in the link has lots of limitations, but it's actually pretty incredible nevertheless
theircompetitor, May 08 2014

       And depending on how the T&T advances, we are either at the daguerreotype stage of a developing process, or stuck in the "we'll all have flying cars" phenom.
normzone, May 08 2014

       Gets my vote as it includes missing out on the original mosquitoes, dysentery and vendors saying "For you I make special price"
not_morrison_rm, May 08 2014

       See link (Google Maps/Earth Wayback Machine). You can already do that for popular public places.   

       That said, google doesn't yet map the inside of my house. So, I think it'd be nice for my kids, when they get older, to "walk around" their childhood home. So, I just take videos of us walking around the house & outside. If I didn't do that, then I could use your bakeable idea hear to stitch something together from pics.
sophocles, May 09 2014


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