A Virtual Date With a Computerized J-Pop Star Gives a Sense of Implied Spaces

Posted by | July 10, 2012

What do you get when you combine a Kinect, a pair of augmented-reality projector goggles, and a virtual personalized Japanese J-Pop star? You get a chance to look at the future of augmented reality personal assistants or virtual secretaries—and you also get a very odd experience that makes the world look like something out of an anime version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. If anyone is going to bring talking, interactive expert agent AIs into vogue, it will probably be the Japanese virtual-date scene and the weeabo avalanche. Kyt Dotson over at SiliconANGLE has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 10, 2012 1:14 pm

    Yeah, we really need some kind of direct sensory interface now. What’s the point of a touchless hologram floating around you? The window between the digital and the sensory needs to be broken.

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