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      CommentAuthorliamshiels
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008 edited
     (1977.1)
    video here
    and here because i can't get videos to work on whitechapel

    essentially, it's a camera mounted to the back of the wearer at a third person perspective, then viewed through a headmounted display, so the wearer sees themself walking around like a WoW or Second Life avatar. Can't wait till they can run it through a motion capture/transfer whatever so the display actually shows a CGI Orc warrior walking around.

    It'd be a bit like A Scanner Darkly. Very Dicksian.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
     (1977.2)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Clothing-mounted peripherals are just taking off all over aren't they? I know what <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vouspensez.com/2008/04/22/the-geekiest-pants-ever/">pants</a> I'd wear if I were controlling my orc-self via head-mounted display...

    <img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/windowslivewriterkeyboardpantswithbuiltinmousenerdalert-ce59keypants-thumb.jpg">

    <img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/windowslivewriterkeyboardpantswithbuiltinmousenerdalert-ce59beauty-geek4-2.jpg">
  1.  (1977.3)
    One could make a snarky remark about hitting the space bar much too fast than is warranted, but one shan't....

    Also: How do you launder such things? And how do you call in tech support for yer pants?
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
     (1977.4)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I think you're supposed to guide your avatar into an electron bath or something. Or dry cleaning, definitely dry cleaning. Try to delete the history from your clothes before handing them over at the cleaners though, just in case.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
     (1977.5)
    :|

    I want those pants.

    WANT!
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
     (1977.6)
    re: keyboard - crotch blogging! :)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
     (1977.7)
    Wow. And I thought those Dilbert keyboards were dorky...
    • CommentAuthorZeebo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1977.8)
    Whose genius idea was it to place the return key right where one's most sensitive meatbits dangle?
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      CommentAuthorgroonk
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2008
     (1977.9)
    i can't figure why i want those pants...but i do.
  2.  (1977.10)
    Actually I'd take them sans keyboard just for the cool threading on them.
    • CommentAuthormatt d
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2008
     (1977.11)
    dilbert keyboards?
  3.  (1977.12)
    Yeah, the placement of the keyboard itself seems a bit daft, but the concept is awesome.

    Ok, wouldn't it be great to have a suit with the keyboard on the sleeves, so you you just fold your arms, look grim, and type commands? Great for business meetings.

    The Avatar Suit really makes me want to buy it and turn myself into Lil' Slugger from Paranoia Agent. Alternately, it would be awesome to do like you suggested and have something to alter your own perception of yourself. And, if you hit something, bursts of light would shoot out. Yeah, this could be so much fun...