The diligent researchers at GEELab (Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory) are hard at work on their latest innovation: holographic backseat entertainment.
Try to imagine yourself as a 6-year-old, loudly complaining from the backseat about boredom and leg cramps. Instead of delivering a stern lecture on how a little solitude builds character, your parents will just turn on the holographic game system in the near future. GEELab, based out of Australia, has unveiled its newest technology that allows children to play in a virtual reality world from the comfort of a minivan. The 3-D game environment will be controlled via hand and body gestures, similar to Microsoft's Kinect, and could be extended to display travel information and weather.
It intrigues me endlessly to think that the generations coming up behind me will grow up with their favorite cartoon characters speaking and playing with them every day -- almost like a true-to-life imaginary friend! Oh, how I wish this technology was around when Ren and Stimpy was still airing.
Projected Backseat Entertainment
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