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Glasses free 3D “hyper reality” on the iPad – real estate implications

3D on iPad without glasses?

Hyper reality is a way to see something in 3D on a tablet or television without the bulky 3D glasses, and it is a technology that is gaining traction. The video above uses iPad’s front facing camera to provide a 3D effect based on a project previously done with Wii.

Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble who developed this app said, “such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It does not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera.”

According to MacStories, “a series of reports in the past suggested Apple could implement glasses-free 3D gaming for the next-generation iPod touch.”

MacRumors reported in 2009 that Apple was working on hyper reality for their displays and even began the patent process, but Apple has not made a move yet with the technology.

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Real estate implications

It will be a considerable amount of time before technologies like this become affordable for a small brokerage, but it stands to reason that it could be used in coming years by builders to feature a regional version of their models or by Economic Development Councils to show the city in 3D.

Realtors would likely use hyper reality as a novelty or attraction for an extended period given the cost of development, but in 25 years, will agents be able to show a home from their office or over coffee? Wouldn’t that force the industry to truly define the Realtor brand proposition?

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.


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