Who'll Be First to Hack Kinect to Run on Second Life?
The Botzone makes a very good point about Kinect, Microsoft's new and much ballyhooed 3D camera control interface for Xbox 360: It's already been hacked and a team of coders have released an open source SDK for running it. One next inevitable step is someone running Second Life via Kinect. After all, that was quickly done with the Wii remote, even though Nintendo's system is much less compatible to SL, than the 360, which is basically a PC which Microsoft hacked into a console. When Kinect was first announced in 2009 (it was called "Natal" back then), I opined that it was technology that would help make 3D virtual worlds mass market. (An insight I first got from Linden Lab early investor Mitch Kapor himself.) So, if you are tinkering with the Kinect and thinking of connecting it to SL, do let me know -- or even better, send me a YouTube video of the connection in action!