allan_ecker wrote:Most computers these days are already making use of non-parallax depth cues; ever seen two windows overlap on your desktop?
To get the sort of experience Calvin seems to be having, you really would need a binocular display, which he has. The true purpose of his monacle is... mmostly ornamental. He can also use it to holoproject, which is sometimes a quick substitute for sharing files over a wetware network, especially in mixed company where not everyone is equipped with such hardware.
And my bit about relative scale and referential ground distance and all that can be summed up in one word: PERSPECTIVE. There's loads of video games out there that use this, along with shading and overlapping and other techniques you learn in high school art class, to make a fake 3D image that's really great at fooling your eyes...especially when it moves!! (Unless of course you're one of those unlucky people who sees first-person 3D movement with no corresponding ear canal motion sensor activation, and vomits.)