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93 Responses

  1. jon says:

    Wow What A Thing. Amazing.

  2. Fulippo says:

    That’s really A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

  3. jay says:

    WOW Holy S&$!T this is truly awesome!

  4. Crispen Stanbach says:

    This is seriously amazing. I can’t contain my excitement.

  5. Phooka says:

    Absolutely amazing. Love the interaction aspect.

  6. brent says:

    wow absolutely stunning

  7. Victor says:

    i tried most of the different sites that carry a live demo and they all work, though it did take me a sec to find the actual demo links. so here ya go:

    both sites are really cool.

  8. Alex says:

    The address of the demo was in the post. But thanks for the other one.

  9. Jonathan says:

    I was duly impressed – it is a great technological feat. But I do have some reservations, which I blogged about here

    What do you think? Perhaps I’m being unfair – I really don’t want to do the creators of this down.

  10. Alex says:

    The fact remains that this is a prototype that’s going to be exploited a lot in the following years. Thus some good (innovation) has to come out of it.

  11. Huda says:

    thats freakin kool

  12. Leon says:

    One of the most incredible things I’ve seen since in a while. WIll definitely work well with microsoft surface.

  13. Narcissica says:

    We live in the future now. I want my flying car!

  14. Twig says:

    I think everyone above said it best. Wow.

  15. erin says:

    if you want to check out something similar in action visit

  16. David says:

    Its people sharing everyday snapshots that can actually collectively effect change. I challenge you to define something you care about and to distribute a picture that expresses your desire for change…

    Notes on high resolution images are cool.

  17. I swear, my pr0n collection will be the first data set large enough to break this

  18. The Man with the Hammer says:

    thats really amazing but i was expecting a little more from the genius’ at microsoft but maybe im expecting a little to much

  19. Mushroomjay says:

    I can only imagine Microsoft taking this idea, giving it a new BG color, and re-naming it “Microsoft Photo”. They really should have simply released the source and let Linux users take care of it.

  20. Compositor says:

    :O!!!! amazing !

  21. At around 1.20, he zooms in on Bleak House. Was anyone else hoping he’d zoom in on the Mandelbrot set just next to it?

  22. HAB 1116 says:

    Truly wow! But will we live to see it ?

  23. farlane says:

    I can see one or two uses for this. Maybe three.

  24. He says:

    Oh-my-whatever… beatiful and so damn clever 😀

  25. Adrian Forest says:

    Now if only this didn’t require ActiveX, so those of us who run decent OSes could try it out…

  26. noname says:

    um, northrop grumman developed this technology about 10 years ago. This is not amazing tech. Look at NGesture.

  27. Tecfan says:

    uh smooth, can’t wait till it’s done

  28. FahKingNut says:

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!

    Notice he said at the beginning that Microsoft “acquired” this, just as they have most of their major breakthroughs.

  29. pentagon says:

    So how can it be militarized?

  30. Leah says:

    Amazing! I wonder how the technology in the next 20 years would be..

  31. oldtimer says:

    It seems the more data that is entered by us the users, makes a more complete picture,maybe this is a push in the right direction towards a crude holo technology?? probably not in my I liked how it seemed to be layered and you could find say a car,look at the engine,then at a cylinder,then at the cylinder rings,and then go to another spot on the screen and get the tech specs for that specific part. NICE!!

  32. Will says:

    Very clever software, I’m installing the plugin now so I can test it out for myself.

  33. Steve says:

    Imagine this being linked to wikipedia. It will be like google earth, but being able to tour the earth from almost any viewing angle in a spacial 3d world, not just from above. throw this all together with google maps and we’ve got a duplicate of the major parts of the world.

  34. daniel says:

    HOLY GOD!!!

    i did the preview and thats amazing.

  35. thanassis says:

    amazing technology! – I would like to see it mashed up with web services and media. It could become the perfect medium for rich media web browsing!

  36. This is mind blowing technology. It will lead to future web technology & lot of new interesting applications. I can’t wait to see it.

  37. Roelof says:

    It is fur sure.

  38. Raghibsuleman says:

    a very nice and amazing Video……….

  39. reid says:

    YES I wanted to see the mandlebrot set..

  40. Addies says:

    This was really good! 🙂

  41. Genius says:

    This is truely awesome and inspiring. I take my hat off to people who come up with ideas like this and then put them into practice.

  42. Xevor says:

    Coolest thing I have seen from Microsoft since they “invented” windows!

  43. Mad M says:

    Nice, i wonder what the hell wouldt happen to pictures of naked women with this ( not that i’m a **** fan) it just came up in me like, mhm 😀

  44. Lisa Haid says:

    It’s got a “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Earth” feel to it.

  45. alitaqvi says:

    Indeed it was amazing, squeezing the real globe into a globe on your desktop, hope it will lead to that. But who is going to benefit, the pros and the masters, sitting in hi-tech environment and leading the world to don’t know where. I only wish that tech is not hi-jacked for military purposes only. let the world come together with this. All stars to the innovator.

  46. monester69 says:

    so cool nice so ammazing too

  47. monester69 says:

    hi all

  48. Daniel says:

    I have to say, that I could not agree with you in 100% regarding poetry, but it’s just my opinion, which could be wrong 🙂

  49. eliesheva says:

    Nice accent, dude.

  50. Neil Hepburn says:

    This is an impressive demo, but I have to question one thing: The guy giving the demo claims that the only limitation should be the pixels displayed on the screen. I don’t quite buy this, and wonder if there are some “smoke and mirrors” here. Namely, I wouldn’t be surprised if the entire set of images was stored in RAM, as opposed to disc. They could easily be running off of 1 terabyte of RAM (he mentions hundreds of gigabytes of data, but I think you could easily fit this in RAM on a high-end server).

    If the image is in RAM, then by definition, any part of it can be accessed in the same amount of time. If, on the other hand it’s on disc, then depending on what part of the image is being requested, access times will vary since the drive head is required to physically move, especially under a large multi-user workload.

    That said, there is much work on solid-state storage devices that are random access, so these may come to the rescue.

    If anyone knows the answer to this question, I’d love to hear it.

  51. Great video – Thanks for it. 🙂

  52. Hyrum says:

    Where is the video? I can’t see it.

  53. Alex says:

    @Hyrum … You will need flash player to see the movie. Try here :

  54. Aldo says:

    This is terribly cool.

  55. HARDY says:


  56. xrayspecs says:

    I’m wondering about how this will effect photographers and the whole copyright thing. That guys says himself that they just grabbed a bunch of photos from Flickr. It’s a worrying prospect, but very cool technology, yes.

  57. Alex says:

    @xrayspecs : I’m guessing it’s no copyright problem since the photos aren’t used in a commercial project. Those photos were used as a demonstration, and I’m guessing that all were marked as “public”, so …

  58. SmartFolio says:

    I agree, well said. Very good website.

  59. Lisa says:

    I have not been this impressed since they mapped the human genome!

  60. Hi there…Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin..holy Wednesday

  61. Excellen Video. It is lot more easier to learn through video ratther then reading the tutorials.Alex is right we can’t explain about the video in words.

  62. Mel Ndiweni says:

    that is…AMAZING

  63. Just the awesome video..Thanks for sharinf it.


  64. David says:

    Whether or not this technology is new it is dazzling! Thanks.

  65. Thanks a lot for the info and video.

  66. Ashley Jones says:

    Nice Post. Thanks for sharing useful information through this video.

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