Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Invention of the Day: Virtual guest of a real event.

Bill Gates and a dozen of other people from Microsoft invented a virtual guest:

From the US Patent 8,012,023 issued today:

... a virtual reality generation component that emulates real-life activities of a guest that is remotely viewing a spectator event that takes place outside of a virtual environment into corresponding virtual activities of a virtual guest representation in the virtual environment;
The idea is to let virtual and real guest mingle during a spectator event. The figures from the patent (below) show a bunch of bio sensors, but the physical can also be a brain reader too.

The best part of the patent is that it references our ( Mike Schmitt and I) 2002 patent application, where we claim a system that allows external spectators watch and participate in online games.

tags: games, virtual, social, information, biology, patent, example, ideality

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