WHAT A SHOW! Here are the opening remarks for Immersed, the industry-building event held last month in Toronto, Ontario for technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D and more.
For those that missed it, the Toronto Star ran an article on Sunday that truly encapsulated the positive energy and karma that made Immersed as memorable as it was. Yes...definitely going to do it again next year; only bigger.
Immersed is the gift that keeps on giving as there are more announcements to come.
Too often, 3D glasses have been credited as the major handicap for 3D content such as games, movies, and broadcast for being as successful as they could be. Up until now, glasses-free 3D meant losing resolution, rampant ghosting, required sweet-spot viewing, single viewer limitations, proprietary formats, and who knows what else.
The Immersed conference was a huge success and marked the beginning of new immersive technology stories. One of those stories was the launch of the Dimension Technologies Inc. (DTI) 27" glasses-free 3D monitor Kickstarter. Jointly with NASA, Dimension Technologies Inc. has been actively prototyping what promises to be the ultimate glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display. Clear 3D without the trade-offs and glasses.
It's the first day after Immersed, and all I can say is the event was absolutely amazing! It was a full house of the top people in the immersive technology industry. Virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology, and more.
The mindset of this conference was to build an industry. The market was there, the investment community was there, the government was there, the media was there - we even had a successful public exhibition.