Monday, June 23, 2008

The future of TV & Computers: The video wall...

Computers are slowly replacing TV and I believe that 10 years from now we will have video walls in our home and offices, where the entire wall is a computer display that can be used for watching video and computers use. I also think we will be able to have an entire video wall conversation with with somebody else where it appears their room is part of your room.

Imagine a scenario where where you are celebrating a holiday event with family and friends in San Francisco, and on you wall living room wall you have your family or friends across the planet appear on the screen as if the room they are in was an extension of your room. 

I also think you could potentially walk up close to the wall and have a quiet conversation with somebody in the other location. I know Apple filed for a patent that puts video censors in between the pixels of a display. This would allow you to stand in front of a video wall face to face and literally look into somebody's eyes. If you made the surface of the video wall so there are miniature microphone sensors as well as mini speakers, you could get a very realistic virtual reality experience.

Comcast has already taken a baby step toward this vision with the 10 Million pixel video wall in their headquarters as you can see in the video below.

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