Microsoft Has a Virtually Virtual Skywriting Patent

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Useless in of itself, but in an era where everyone wears something akin to Google's "Glass" virtual reality overlay glasses.... something like this could be used to shut out all other competition for something like advertising in a particular field.
 

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Google Glass is "Augmented Reality" not "Virtual Reality",

They are two completely different things as Virtual Reality does not need nor use anything from the real world while Augmented Reality requires the real world to work, hence the name Augmented (modified) Reality since it is adding to what your are actually seeing in real life.
 

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[citation][nom]unwanted[/nom]Google Glass is "Augmented Reality" not "Virtual Reality",They are two completely different things as Virtual Reality does not need nor use anything from the real world while Augmented Reality requires the real world to work, hence the name Augmented (modified) Reality since it is adding to what your are actually seeing in real life.[/citation]

the way that he is useing the term is wrong but what he is saying is correct.
 

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[citation][nom]unwanted[/nom]Google Glass is "Augmented Reality" not "Virtual Reality",They are two completely different things as Virtual Reality does not need nor use anything from the real world while Augmented Reality requires the real world to work, hence the name Augmented (modified) Reality since it is adding to what your are actually seeing in real life.[/citation]

Virtual Reality Overlay is what he said. As in the overlay of what you are seeing in real life is completely virtual reality. Another way of saying that would be augmented reality. Don't act like a know it all.
 

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Again, this seems like a legitimate patent that is getting negative feedback because of everyone's weariness of the patent wars. This appears, however, to be more a plan for working with some future tech. the utility for now is a little limited and I'm not sure something MSFT would put real effort in monetizing. It seems a little too limited for their usual tastes.
 

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Put it simple

1) Completely stupid and useless.
2) A patent for drawing over a picture
3) If you use it, you'll be disclosing your location. For sure the TOS will somehow force you to disclose it.
 
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Regardless of dumb or useless, everyone should be frightened and outraged that such an OBVIOUS thing can be patented.
 

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Ever heard of LYAR on android phones? Already does something like that. Those morons who grant patterns should do some research first !!!
 
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