Friday, August 19, 2005


I'm pleased to announce that the Japanese government reads Dubious Quality. Or something.

In April, I wrote this:
Here’s the future, and I’ve talked about this before: games will be projected in high-resolution 3-D and will scale to fill whatever size room we can open up for gaming.

Here's an excerpt from a CNN article today (via the Digital Sportspage forums):
TOKYO (Reuters) - Imagine watching a soccer game on a television that not only shows the players in three dimensions but also lets you experience the smells of the stadium and maybe even pat a goal scorer on the back.

Japan plans to make this futuristic television a commercial reality by 2020 as part of a broad national project that will bring together researchers from the government, technology companies and academia.

The targeted "virtual reality" television would allow people to view high-definition images in 3D from any angle, in addition to being able to touch and smell the objects being projected upwards from a screen parallel to the floor.

Okay, I admit that I didn't see "Stink-vision" coming. Not a feature I'm really looking forward to.

Plus we can't wait until 2020. Get to work, people!

Here's the article link:

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