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Posted on 2004.11.17 at 18:43


Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
unless you warp the lcd or project it there's no real way to do it.

don't they have flexible LCDs now? i'd swear i've seen news articles about them...
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-18 07:03 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah they do. The problem is perspective while while looking through it. The images will appear warped.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-18 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
so i thought about this last night, and the only solution i could come up with would be to distort the array of pixels used on the viewing surface so that it _appeared_ to be grid-like straight lines from the POV of the eyeball <1" away.

of course it'll still appear distorted if you're not looking 'straight forward', but i imagine that happens with the "clip on" version you shared as well.

it's a fun problem to think about, though.
Got Habits
wetnun at 2004-11-19 01:23 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. And you'd have too keep the eyes seperate. Those pretty big goggles usually have two projectors inside that are seperated by eye so you don't get double vision and all of that.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-19 01:30 (UTC) (Link)
well, i was still thinking monocular, like the widget you posted.
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