Camera that digitally erases people

Camera that digitally erases people

Is this kind of camera already available? A camera that automatically erases only “people” from a scene.
Technically it must be possible.

Camera automatically erases people from a scene

photo with no people shot 

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Song you mustn’t miss: A Thousand Winds

This is from Kohaku Uta Gassen or an annual music show on the new year’s eve produced by a Japanese public broadcaster. I was so moved by the lyrics and the melody, so I’ll put the video and translation here. (Sorry, it’s not related to the main theme of this blog, but music must stimulate your creativity.)

The song is titled “A Thousand Winds”.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awake in the morning bush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die.

You are what you ___?

I came down with flu-like cold two days ago and have been in bed. Sill have some headache and feel dizzy.During the time in bed in anguish,  I felt so helpless because what I could do was just saying something, not rationalizing it. Just uttering what I wanted, not describing it. And just picturing new ideas, not conceptualizing it. No matter how you hope something will be realized, nobody notices if you don’t do anything about it. Even YOU will forget what you wanted to do in the very near future.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU MAKE HAPPEN.  

2007 will be over in less than 4 hours here in Japan. Thank all of you who visited my blog this year. I’ll make better ideas in 2008 and brush up my design skills. Keep letting me hear what you feel. I hope all of you have a happy new year!

MIT Engineer Develops Software That Converts Sketches into Interactive Mechanical Systems

This is truly amazing.
 “We’re truly living in the Age of Miracles!” they’re saying. And we are!

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MIT Engineer Develops Software That Converts Sketches into Interactive Mechanical Systems

3D Image Display and its potential

If there were a 3D display, even a very small one, it would be a lot of fun. The real object’s image could be easily and clearly seen from any angle, and what else has been difficult to be displayed with our conventional monitors could be done as a matter of course.
So, here’s my ideas of what could be done if I had an external small 3D display:

1) photo slide show: mac-like cool screen saver would be nice

3D Display showing photo slide show

2) calendar: good to have aside of my iMac when working ‘cause it’s not distractive but helpful. Being able to pick a theme like ocean, forest, etc. would be cool.
3D Display showing 3D calendar

3) Google Earth: I just can’t wait to see the 3D building images moving! You have the real earth image in the box!
3D Image Display

4) 3D applications: could be handled much more easily.

3D Display showing Google Sketchup

Maybe it would be also possible to display a holographic image of a person you’re talking to on the phone.
What do you think? Give me other ideas.

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Smoke Detecting Maternity Badge

maternity badge

maternity badge to detect smoke

 
In Japan, there is a “maternity mark” used for asking for courtesy towards pregnant women in public places. It’s widely used in badges, cell-phone straps, posters, signs, etc., but unfortunately there are still some people who are ignorant about it. I’ve even seen a few men who started smoking even when there was a pregnant woman around. I know it’s sometimes hard to know a woman you see is pregnant or not, but smoking should be refrained in public places.

This badge detects smoke and glows blue with a sign “Don’t smoke!”. The faces on the badge change, too. It’s also good for the expectant mother because she can quickly notice the smoke and get out of there.

We could use the idea not only for smoke but for heat, coldness and some other harsh environments for expectant moms. But hopefully the people around the woman should know better without this.

Chosen as Blog of the day

Thanks to all your interest, Petitinvention is chosen one of “Blogs of the Day” of WordPress for December 18, 2007. I really appreciate everyone who visited Petitinvention. I’ll introduce more and more interesting ideas for the coming holidays and next year. Looking forward to your comments!

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petitinvention chosen blog of the day!