This is a very interesting futuristic film, from student Keiichi Matsuda, produced for his Masters degree in architecture in order to show how todays electronic media could have an impact on future architecture, personal space and living. Read more about it here.
It portrays a future where augmented reality is ubiquitous, and the information overlays are, well essentially all advertising. Want to sell the surfaces of your kitchen to coca cola? Well, maybe in this future it would be possible – unless someone manages to create the 3d, AR vesion of adblock …
Interesting extrapolation of the current tech. Well worth a watch.
Largely old news to most followers of such things, but news to me. I am now on the last of 4 books in Tad Williams’ Otherland series, set in a not too distant future, where people can plug themselves (neurally) into the 3D Internet of the future.
These books are an excuse for Tad Williams to spin a complex plot involving digital recreations of Ancient Troy, World War 2, the Wizard of Oz, Ancient Egypt and many more scenes from past and future, alongside a range of fantasy worlds from his imagination.
Anyway, there has been an online MMO game in development for a while, and they are starting to slowly release details of it. Starting with some pictures, you can find out more at www.otherland-game.com.
There is certainly no shortage of material for a game … will be interesting to see how it all turns out.