In March, when Facebook acquired Oculus Rift VR for $2 billion, we joked about the possibility of an immersive, three-dimensional, virtual-reality social network. Not six months later, our speculation has been borne out: researchers have shown us how to turn any flat surface into a scrollable web page.
Renato F. Salas-Moreno, Ben Glocker, Paul H. J. Kelly, and Andrew J. Davison developed Dense Planar SLAM, a mapping algorithm presented at Munich’s International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Equipped with this system and the right combination of sensors, they wrote in their paper, see-through head-mounted devices are able to display information as if it were projected onto the user’s surroundings.
If you think you’re impressed now, just wait till the boys over at PornHub get ahold of this technology.