Kinect Has a Thousand Eyes Viewed With Night Vision Goggles
By Matt Peckham
Imagine Microsoft Kinect reaching out with invisible fingers to bathe your living room in a thousand points of light.
No, it’s not some weird accessory inspired by George H. W. Bush, or Kinect’s super-secret disco-ball dance-party mode. Joystiq noticed a YouTube video in which someone puts their video camera in night-vision mode, dims the lights, and scans their living room, unearthing a galaxy of tiny, tightly-spaced tracking dots.
It’s kind of eerie to watch, but also kind of cool. That’s what’s crawling your body when you stand before the sensor, scouring every inch of your play-space with pinpoint sensors. I keep expecting someone to jump up from behind the couch and go “yarggllleatyourbrainzzz,” or maybe just “boo.”