2018 SID/DSCC Display Week Conference May 21st - May 24th, 2018 LA Convention Center
Paul Dietz CTO and Chairman of the Board Misapplied Sciences
Abstract: Parallel Reality Displays The 20th century saw the rise of broadcast technologies that allowed us to instantly communicate with large numbers of people. In contrast, the 21st century has been about narrowcasting. The ability to send targeted information on a massive scale to specific individuals via their personal devices has changed how we live and created some of the most successful products and services in human history. However, our addiction to personal screens has had significant downsides. They encumber us and isolate us from each other and our surroundings. Parallel Reality displays are shared displays that can show personalized content to each viewer, even when many people are viewing the same display at the same time. No special glasses are required. This new capability allows us to imagine an alternative future, where the world itself provides the personalized information, services, and entertainment we seek.
Bio: Paul Dietz has a long history of creating magical interface technologies. He is best known for his seminal work on touch interfaces. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and is currently CTO and Chairman of Misapplied Sciences.