At only $45,000 this is a real steal. The only problem is finding space in the living room to fit this awesome piece of technology.
Ok, I must admit that this technology developed by some Stanfurd guys is very cool. Their examples for using this technology are mainly advertisement embedding, but I think that ads are just the beginning. The ability to detect near/far objects in a 2D, moving image, and to do so cheaply, is a major milestone for independent videos. Just couple this idea with cheap, 3D rendering software and I’m sure some film student could make a movie to rival Star Wars Episode 3. (Hmmm… I guess a kindergartner with crayons and scotch tape could make a better movie than Star Wars Episode 3, but that’s not my point.)
Oh yeah, and take off that red shirt!
The Pico Pocket Projector is a portable projector that looks about the same size as a Nintendo DS. I’ve had the theory for quite some time that one day we will have projectors built into our cell phones. I’m guessing that within 15 years, this will be a standard feature built into blackberries. Now, if I can only get that fancy Dick Tracy watch…