Ray Bradbury: Your Parlor TV Walls Are Almost Ready
Mitsubishi Electric has just about succeeded in bringing one of American science fiction's most beloved devices - the TV parlor Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - into being.
(Mitsubish panoramic display system with TI DLP)
Mitsubish's panoramic display system is 2 meters tall and 7.5 meters in diameter - a wall that almost completely encloses the user (340 degrees). The system utilizes synchronized rear-projection displays and has a total resolution of 27 million pixels.
Mitsubishi has said that it hopes to sell the display as a virtual reality display for museums or in simulation applications. At $1.3 million, it's not quite ready for your living room.
In the near future of Fahrenheit 451, you could replace all four walls of your parlor for just $8,000, roughly fifteen months pay.
And what will we use it for, once we have surrounded ourselves with displays?
On one wall a woman smiled and drank orange juice simultaneously. In the other walls an X-ray of the same woman revealed the contracting journey of the refreshing beverage on its way to her delighted stomach! Abruptly the room took off on a rocket flight into the clouds; it plunged into a lime-green sea where blue fish at red and yellow fish. A minute later, three White Cartoon Clowns chopped off each other's limbs to the accompaniment of immense incoming tides of laughter...
Montag reached inside the parlor wall and pulled the main switch. The images drained away, as if the water had been let from a gigantic crystal bowl of hysterical fish.
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