Saturday, June 16, 2007

Medical Holodeck

Medgadget reports on the University of Calgary's CAVEman Virtual Human project, where a high-resolution model of a functioning human viewable down to microstructures can be viewed, over time, in a virtual reality room, also known as the "research Holodeck" or CAVE, in which the 4D human model floats in space, projected from three walls and the floor below. (See more for an image)




It's the 21st century, after all.

5 Comments:

Blogger frankwolftown said...

It's not the 21st century until we have flying cars. I guess I'll just have to settle for this in the meantime. http://futurist.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/12/the_tesla_roads.html

6/16/2007 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Cedarford said...

On a different front, 3-D Graphic designers, artists, historians have used 300 years of research and archaeological excavations to recreate the City and people of Rome, Circa 100 AD. Offering a ground level tour of the city.

Next up is Jerusalem at the time of Christ, supposedly.

Hopefully people have noticed the efforts to recreate long past ages on the Earth, goung back to pre-Cambrian times.

Making the past live again as surely as computer power makes a virtual body accessible.

Next up? Kurzweill's Singularity.

6/16/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Blogger Habu said...

David Horowitz ofers this. It is telling.

What Really Happened

6/17/2007 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Had to stop viewing the Horowitz piece until a more fortified day. Any footage on the Holocaust or torture of people is too disturbing to watch for some of us. Here we have the marvels of exploring and knowing the human body and consciousness set against the horrors of rending the flesh and dismantling the human spirit. A post WWII enlightened West has both helped and deserted the persecuted Jews who help (and desert to an extent) themselves, but wrt to the Palis it’s difficult to know whether it’s more moral to be Christ-like and aid the peoples suffering under their own despotic leaders and terrorist brethren who no doubt will continue to hate and exalt the killing of Jew and gentile, or to allow their self-inflicted mutilation of society and soul to go on to the point of forcing self-responsibility and a rejection of the evil. Seems the choice is between Old Testament punishment in which history proceeds, or New Testament salvation with an apocalypse to come.

I vote we get to continue on our journey to the future, Holodecks and all, and let the Palis own their situation, as we contain and constrain them to the best of our ability, or the IDF's ability. How can this not be merciful to all involved in the end?

Happy Father's Day to fathers around the world who provide, teach and secure to the good, the bad and the unknowable.

6/17/2007 09:45:00 AM  
Blogger Crazy Marzouq Redneck Muslim said...

Cooooool! Love 3D modeling, use it in my work, wonderful!

Habu,

Saw it a few days ago very informative and well done. If only it would go to Utube for more exposure.

The truth must be told and retold to counter the lies!

I am a lover of love, hater of hate and seeker of truth.

Salaam eleikum!

6/17/2007 11:02:00 AM  

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