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    A Japanese research team said Thursday it had developed the world's first 3D television system that allows users to touch, pinch or poke images floating in front of them.

    "It is the first time that you can feel images in the air," said Norio Nakamura, senior scientist with the research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

    "You can have the sense of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake" when manipulating images, he told AFP by telephone.

    The technology changes the shape of three-dimensional images in response to "touches", aided by cameras that monitor how the fingers move, Nakamura said.

    It is not known when the technology will be put to practical use but its creators see it being used to simulate surgical operations and in video game software allowing players to experience the sensation of holding weapons or sports equipment.

    It could even use scanned images to supplement existing realities, said Nakamura.

    "This technology could create a virtual museum where visitors, including vision-impaired people, can put their hands on valuable sculptures that are usually untouchable," Nakamura said.
    This is kind of cool. I'm curious as to how it transmits the sense of touch, though. I get how the objects can respond to it, but not how the user could feel what they were "touching."

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    And Japan does it again, people.
    It'll only be a matter of time 'till people will use this for pornography

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    In 4 years, I'll have to spend another $200 to get the Nintendo HS (Holoscreen)

    So... does that mean we get to actually throw the ball now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ryuutakeshi- View Post

    So... does that mean we get to actually throw the ball now?
    my god that'd be awesome

    is there any technology japan can't make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wip View Post
    my god that'd be awesome

    is there any technology japan can't make?
    Well, they have automatic masturbators down.

    Hmm... this could be interesting. But I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Wow. now i'll be able to feel the soft skin of mijumaru as it follows me around hiun city.
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    And now all those Sci-Fi movies with holograms are one step closer to being real.
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    Just wait and see, some porny hackers will eventually figure it out and make it bad... =(

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    Shit. o_o Sounds cool.

    Edit: Can't wait till we get to the Holodeck. ;3

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ryuutakeshi- View Post
    In 4 years, I'll have to spend another $200 to get the Nintendo HS (Holoscreen)
    Are you kidding me? That's got to be at least $500. $1000 if we're talking a portable system that can generate 3D holograms.

    But who am I kidding, according to Moore's law, it'll probably be down to $300 in 4 years.

    So... does that mean we get to actually throw the ball now?
    And the probability of catching will depend on your sense of aim... that would be AWESOME. <3

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    Well, they have automatic masturbators down.
    Not to mention breast suits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrnMarvl13
    I get how the objects can respond to it, but not how the user could feel what they were "touching."
    Yeah, same here. I mean, it's projecting a hologram, not a physical object. So how would we be able to feel it? We're just gonna have to wait then...

    But seriously, this just sounds awesome.

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    Default Re: Japan develops 'touchable' 3D TV technology

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope!

    Wait, tactile 3D? We've hardly rolled out regular 3D to the masses yet. All the same,
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    Meh. 3M has already developed that technology. Although, you can't actually touch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawsrent View Post
    Meh. 3M has already developed that technology. Although, you can't actually touch it.
    So...basically...they've developed something similar, but not remotely capable of doing the MAIN function of THIS technology? That's like comparing this to 3D TVs. The whole POINT of this technology is the fact that you can TOUCH it. If someone else has developed something similar that you can't touch...then it's NOT this technology because it lacks the key portion: Touching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroundMaster View Post
    Yeah, same here. I mean, it's projecting a hologram, not a physical object. So how would we be able to feel it? We're just gonna have to wait then...

    But seriously, this just sounds awesome.
    Maybe you have to wear a glove that would simulate feeling whatever you're touching?

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