Follow the above link to see part 2. Higher resolution and wmv format also available at the source.
As you can see, the visuals are stunning.
Ofcourse, I was expecting nothing less because of some earlier screenshots that have been released quite some time ago:
You can find more “Crysis vs Real Life” pictures here and here (both links Dutch, but that’s okay because it’s about the pictures anyway).
Personally, I prefer Crysis environments over real life environments.
But then again, I’m a techno geek. 😉
Also very realistic looking (in motion, not visually), is the upcoming game Little Big Planet.
I found another realistic render which is not related to any game, but it’s so impressive I just had to include it.
I’m not sure which one is more impressive… this one, or the black guy from Crysis above.
On with the rest of this mixed bag of kick-ass techno links!
It’s got everything… from selectively wiping out memories in mice to regenerating hair. From robots to the upcoming revolution of renewable energy. From artificial intelligence to really fast internet.
I don’t condone violence or wars in any way, but I have to admit: the technology behind this weapon is amazing. This highly advanced, super accurate, recoil-free sniper rifle can program bullets to explode right after entering a window, thereby taking out any bad guys who might be hiding in the room.
In only a few minutes, it can be modified to be a .50 machine gun, powerful enough to take down walls.
You have to see it to believe it, so I have included a demonstration for your viewing pleasure:
First off, something that struck me as really special.
I was just surfing around and stumbled upon a video that demonstrated blind people receiving electrical signals to their tongues, which allowed them to see.
Cameras are used as replacements for their eyes and electrical signals are sent to their tongues. Eventually, or so the video claims, the blind person will start processing this input with their visual cortex.
This means they would actually see, just like you and me.
I looked up an article to go with the video. The article I found is from 2003 so it’s already pretty old stuff. The technology is called BrainPort.
[update]I also found a newer article. The video shows the technology in its current state, not the 2003-state.[/update]
BrainGate technology pulled off something similar. BrainGate is responsible for allowing Mathew Nagel to move a mousecursor with his thoughts.
Also in this mixed bag, two lightly digestable, semi-scientific writings: