ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The first no-headset virtual monitor | Barmak Heshmat | TEDxKC

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The first no-headset virtual monitor | Barmak Heshmat | TEDxKC

Here’s Great Tip: The first no-headset virtual monitor | Barmak Heshmat | TEDxKC

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Monocular depth has long been the missing ingredient for AR/VR and 3D TVs — that’s because most current 3D displays simulate depth using bulky stereoscopic headsets or glasses that trick your eyes into believing they see a 3D image. Dr. Heshmat, an MIT Media Lab alum is the founder of BRELYON, a display technology startup that has solved the problem of monocular depth, ushering in a new era of holodeck-like immersive deep 3D displays that are set to replace your desktop monitor in the coming years.

Dr. Barmak Heshmat is an optical physicist, entrepreneur and former MIT Media Lab Scientist. He explores the links between science fiction, art and invention, and his research dives into technology that changes the way we look at the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

38 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The first no-headset virtual monitor | Barmak Heshmat | TEDxKC”

  1. As a VR user, I can tell you straight up that leaning forward and looking through a curved 'slit-window' held rigid on a desk is going to never, ever succeed. Back pains and the problem of what amounts to 'peeking through a window' to see a 3D scene will be very unpleasant.
    Alternatively, using this technology to create light-weight Ready Player One styled superior VR goggles – or even convenient glasses – would be the optimal use for this technology. The ONLY serious downside to current VR headsets is weight, field of view, and heat. Remove those issues and nothing can possibly beat the perception of actually being in another world. Nothing beats that. Peeking through a window is not that.

  2. A few points to add…
    Several companies are working on algorithms that only load the full quality video for what you're directly looking at in VR to lower bandwidth consumption. The areas you aren't looking at will be drastically lower in quality and will be rendered in a higher quality once you look around.

    Forgetting that for a moment though, can we take a sec to pause and maybe consider how to make better content with the devices we already have first? Honestly the VR that exists now is like having 720p in a 4k world and consumer adoption is low to say the least.

    Tools to edit 360/VR content are few and far between and there is little innovation on how to use these tools effectively (think about the original iterations of Photoshop VS now and you'll see what I mean).

    We also need platforms to host 360/VR content without taking +30% of the revenue from the creators or nothing will change. (Yay Vimeo for taking the lead on that front!)

    Rant over lol

  3. One of this Videos you haven't got any time to watch… BUT (for absolutely mystery reason) you ending somewhere in the bedroom with your phone in the hand and no idea what's happening now..!

    (Thanx for it 🙂 I really like it..)

  4. Technology… has a tendency to get out of control. We think we control it, but it might soon control us. Humanity just can't evolve anywhere near the speeds that technology is, and the speed of technological advancement seems to be exponentially increasing. This all seems so great now, but what happens when the old and outdated systems are taken over by technology, what happens when our technology thinks it knows better than us, what happens when it's right? Because our planet, humanity, the world's governments are not prepared for the future; the rate at which society is advancing is much too slow, everywhere I look I see examples of systems we put in place that are killing us off as a result of people in power who want to stay in power, and damn the rest of the world if we, if the people at the bottom, want a better one to live in. Maybe we will control our technology, but that "we" may only be a few people, corporations, who use it to capitalize on the rest of the world, forcing many of the population into jobs we don't need, only for the sake of feeding your family. I don't know about any of you, but I see the world as it is, and it isn't something to be proud of. I have hope though, I believe that someone will rise up and do what is right, what is needed. I might just be too much of a book-lover to believe in that, but I know that it's true. We have in us, as a society, as humanity, to be something amazing, together, every single one of us, but a hard journey is ahead if we are to accomplish that reality. Oh well, let the future come, with it's storms and sadness, may we come out of it as something greater than when we went in.

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