12 Nov

Time Magazine has chosen Natal as one of fifty best inventions of 2009 only to be out beat by NASA’s Ares Rocket, Tank-Bred Tuna, the $10 million light bulb and the smart thermostat. Natal has made its public appearance in several game conventions such as e3, GamesCon and Tokyo Games Show. Click here for full listings of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2009.

5 thoughts on “TIME: Natal One of the Best Inventions of 2009”

  1. What’s with all of these assumptive awards being given out in the past few months? How can you possible give a technology award to a system not even commercially available in the year of its awarding, let alone only demonstrated in a very minute fashion?

  2. Wow, I’m reading some of the things on this list, and there is some good stuff. The electric eye is amazing, we are now able to give deaf people hearing and blind people sight! The new Ares Rockets is the next step to colonizing the solar system (and possibly saving earth from global warming… look into Geotech Space Mirrors).

    But the teleportation invention seems to be the most important. I don’t think of it as a way of human transportation, but rather, energy transportation. We can move an atom to another location, which means in the future, we could power things without wires! I don’t know how cost effective that would be, but that is definitly something to be interested in.

  3. Yeah the problem with teleportation (as we know it) is that you can move pretty much anything, but there’s no guarantee it’ll reassemble as was.

    1. That is why just moving the atoms for power would be a great way to eliminate wires all together.

      I know at the University of Washington, they have made contact lenses that can tell blood pressure, pulse, ext… as well as actually improve a persons eyesight to be better than it ever could be. They contact lenses can even zoom in.

      The problem is, they can’t figure out a practical way of powering it. This teleporting of energy is the solution they were wanting when the project first started.

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