Augmented Reality Maps, TED 2010

I’ve seen some online mentions of the TED 2010 talks, and I’m excited to see more of them coming online now. The talk I’ve posted here is a pretty fascinating presentation by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, who is most known for his creation of Seadragon and Photosynth (a pretty stunning bit of software that stitches multiple images together seemingly like magic).

While he spoke at TED 2007, his talk this year focused on augmented-reality maps. Combining a lot of different points of data together (Photosynths, geo-registered Flickr photos, as well as older, historical photos), this is a map demo that’s never been seen before.

For all the buzz about Apple’s products, there are some pretty neat things brewing over at Microsoft Live Labs.

It’s a brief, 8 minute video – so if you’ve got a few moments of downtime today, definitely give this a whirl. As with most TED talks, they’re likely to change the way in which you view the world. In this case, literally so.

[via Twelvestone]

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