11 Dec '12, 12pm

Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

The Riken Brain Science Institute is developing a substitutional reality (SR) system that makes reality and fiction indistinguishable. The subject wears a head-mounted display (HMD), inside of which he views footage projected inside the HMD. The footage inside the HDM is of reality in real time. By switching the projected footage to something previously recorded in the location where the subject is located, the system can create the illusion that past footage is the reality occurring before his eyes. “The point is that this is a world created with previously recorded video, so when this footage viewed, if you look up you can see what is above, and if you look down you can see what is below. You can look at whatever direction you please just like when viewing things live. The concept is that by mixing experiences gained through a live camera and experiences projected from t...

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