Here comes another facet of the dualism of information about someone or something versus the physical existence. I strongly belive that in web 3.0 we will confuse or favor the virtual existence over the physical. Some days ago I have visited mobile metrix and have read „More than 1 billion people in 120 developing countries have no official record of their existence“. This project has the vision to improve poor people live with an official record or I would call it a virtual existence. The news page even says: „How do you serve people if you don’t know they exist?“ I am impressed.
Yesterday and today I played arround with Microsoft Photosynth. My expectations were quite high as I had experience from my 3D-work and photogrammetry years ago. But overall I was disappointed in many respects. First you have to create an Microsoft account, the you can run Photosynth only online, it allows only JPG-files, it requires correct orientation even if the orientation is stored in the JPG-file, the „space-navigation“ is really outdated, and in the end you do not get a real 3D-model. It is only a correct orientation of 2D pictures. I think today you could do a lot better. Anyway, here is my result:
My favorite among the photosynth collection is this:
Things are getting more professional now. I was able to connect a semi-pro weather station to collect temperature and humidity data from my rooms and log them at pachube. The prelimary documentation is online.