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Wist Labs Makes Minority Report Family Videos Come True

In the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie Minority Report, a remarkable technology makes it possible for Tom Cruise's character to interact with his home movies:


(immersive home movies from Minority Report movie [2002])

Now, Wist Labs is trying to offer the same service.

You take a video
It's easy
Capturing a moment with Wist is just like taking a regular video.

Wist makes it 3D
It's magic
Using sensors available in newer mobile devices, Wist captures 3D information about the world so it can make your memory immersive.

Step inside your memory
It's immersive
You can step back inside your memory in the mobile viewer, in mobile AR, or in a VR headset.

(Via Wist Labs.)

Science fiction author Clifford Simak warns against this kind of immersive technology in his 1957 short story Shadow World, describing the peeper, a device which allows a person to step inside his own internal world of memory and imagination:

You looked into it and you twisted the knobs until you had what you wanted and there was a picture. You stepped into the picture and you lived the life you found there - the sort of life you picked by the setting of the knobs. And there were many lives to pick from, for there were millions of combinations that could be set up on the knobs and the factors ranged from the lightest kind of frippery to the most abysmal horror.


(The peeper from Shadow World by Clifford Simak)

The peeper was outlawed, naturally - it was worse than alcoholism, worse than dope, the most insidious vice that had ever hit mankind. It threw psychic hooks deep into the soul and tugged forevermore. When a man acquired the habit, and it was easy to acquire, there was no getting over it.

(Read more about Clifford Simak's peeper)

Thanks to Geoff Pilkington for tweeting about this company.

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