Bookwyrm writes "This was just an interesting technology toy/tidbit I ran across.
Metacreations and Minolta have teamed together to develop
what appears to be a modified digital camera that allows you to take
'3D' images. The camera stores/digitizes the image data in such
a way that Metacreations' software can (re)construct a 3D model
of objects in the picture along with their textures. While mildly neat in itself, it would be interesting to consider
how far you could develop this technology. Could you do real-time
3D capture using a video camera with these techniques (and sufficient
... when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer
has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
-- Fred Brooks