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Exploring Spatial Computing

Feb. 16, 2024 -

Currently, I am overlooking a lake at Mount Hood while writing this. I hear birds in the distance and see the lake calm, with subtle waves and some mist in the distance. Yet, it is fake, as I am sitting on our top floor, a barely furnished room full of items belonging to a family house with two young kids. I am using Apple's Vision Pro to explore what Spatial Computing can be. I am in awe; let me explain in this blog post.

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You can look around them, move closer to them, or rearrange them by dragging them through your room
You can look around them, move closer to them, or rearrange them by dragging them through your room
Again, it is very hard to capture in a 2D photo, but being able to walk around your digital context is simply incredible!
Again, it is very hard to capture in a 2D photo, but being able to walk around your digital context is simply incredible!
The 'smallest' window from above is in fact very large; for comparison of scale, I removed the virtual moon surface so you can see the window next to my little daughter's shoes.
The 'smallest' window from above is in fact very large; for comparison of scale, I removed the virtual moon surface so you can see the window next to my little daughter's shoes.
If you're in a virtual environment, the Vision Pro will warn you if you risk walking into something - which can be a real hazard if you're sharing the house with some kids, ha!
If you're in a virtual environment, the Vision Pro will warn you if you risk walking into something - which can be a real hazard if you're sharing the house with some kids, ha!
You're looking at a fully capable computer system here - and a cup of coffee
You're looking at a fully capable computer system here - and a cup of coffee
These windows represent different views on a particular piece of work - they are big, the tall window in the center is approximately 3 meters high!
These windows represent different views on a particular piece of work - they are big, the tall window in the center is approximately 3 meters high!

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