Augmented-reality maps: Blaise Aguera y Arcas on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 8:14)

Watch Blaise Aguera y Arcas’ demo of augmented mapping on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 600+ TEDTalks.

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  • xu liang commented on Jun 9 2010

  • DINESH .S commented on Mar 29 2010

    It was very intresting. I really expect these kind of technologies and i think it is one of the greatest achievements.
    its really good it makes the search very easy. your presentation is really good it makes our life more luxurious .I think you have changed the world for the better.
    your speech looks like funny as well as informative. i like your’s presentation style. i think that it is one of the world’s greatest achievements. i am really enjoy this video and feel happy. it is also an amazing one and it makes me freeze one minute. i didn’t understand how can it works like this. again and again i say it wonderful. i thank the inventer of reality maps. it is a wonderful work. it views the boy having one board that contains the words ” MY FATHER WAS KILLED BY NINJAS NEED MONEY FOR KARATE LESSONS” its amazing.

  • Dharani Natesan commented on Feb 19 2010

    it’s very interesting. i enjoyed to hear it. He has done a good job. i love to got sight of the real world in front of me. i really thank him .

  • shine pink commented on Feb 19 2010

    I am amazed on his work on bing maps..this is a great job of Arcas!..He has brought a real substitution for telescope and other online maps.This is wat the real development of technology in everyday life..!!!!I would like to thank him as he made a part of the population aware of this wonderful site…..!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashwin krishna commented on Feb 19 2010

    this was quite interesting.this can also make us live with our loved ones ..this also helps in finding and for defence stufff…the wonderful thing was the live cast of the giggle with his dudes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they showed excellently the rel use of satellite with lots and lots of examples – it was quite interesting that we can even see our collegues with this ….who live abroad …..its going to be really use ful for many purposes really it would play great role in the field of cops . there was a good and clear explanation about the waves used to detect th things in the earth and even a detailed study about without visiting it in live .the research is even excellently done with keen interference this is going to be really a turning point in the field of technology and an awesome experience .n enjoy!!

  • Per J commented on Feb 13 2010

    Ok who is the idiot producer on this? Show the damn screen, not the guy talking – we missed some of the good stuff !

  • Nicholas Powers commented on Feb 13 2010

    This is so good. It was almost common sense to do this since we have had the technology to. I am so glad these architects thought of this mapping interface. Already my imagination is flying. Good job, no, Great Job, I think you have changed the world for the better. Let me say some things that I believe are the next level of this:
    -Walmart and other department stores will utilize this first. Imagine that you could virtually walk down the isles of your local stores and shop from your computer. The software technology to do this will be boosted extremely by the implementation of a semantic web. When stores bar scan or use RFD chips on their shelved products, the products can be added to their Microsoft map web area. We should invent a new name for this type of web area. Maybe the interweb? It will be a web of the real actual world, not a web of websites. It is something new and needs a name, but one day the two will intertwine.
    *adding existing youtube videos may be dangerous