Tuesday, November 04, 2008
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
JESSICA YELLIN CLONE OR HOLLOGRAM
CNN USES HOLLOGRAM
OH MY I NEVER KNEW PROPHECY WOULD BE FULFILLED ON A CANDIDATE NIGHT. ON CNN THEY MADE A HOLLOGRAM OF JESSICA YELLIN (A IMAGE OR CLONE OF HER) AND MADE IT APPEAR IN FRONT OF WOLF BLITZER WHILE SHE WAS IN CHICAGO. THEY DONE IT WITH 13 CAMERAS AROUND JESSICA YELLIN IN CHICAGO AND SOME HOW MADE HER APPEAR BEFORE WOLF TO TALK WITH HIM. IT LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE STAR TRACK AS THEY APPEARED AND DISAPPEARED.
November 5, 2008 11:00 AM PST CNN's human hologram on election night Posted by Marguerite Reardon 28 CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with correspondent Jessica Yellin, who was beamed into the New York studio from Chicago.
(Credit: CNN.com)Update 11:00 a.m. PST: Several readers have pointed out that CNN's technology was not true holography, and the story has been updated to reflect this.
Holy holograms, was that Princess Leia on CNN during election night?
No, it was just Jessica Yellin, a CNN correspondent. CNN beamed her image from Chicago to the CNN press center in New York City, where Wolf Blitzer and the rest of the team were covering election returns.Yellin, who claimed she was the first person to be beamed in a hologram on live TV, explained for the audience how this was done. (See video below.) She said she was standing in a tent outside of the Obama headquarters in Chicago where the CNN crew had set up 35 high-definition cameras in a ring. She stood in the center of this ring and the cameras picked up her every movement and transmitted the image in 3D to the studio in New York. While CNN is touting its special effects from election night as a hologram, that may not be technically the case. CNN's hologram seems to have been done using overlay images and a green screen to virtually put the reporter in the same studio as Wolf Blitzer. But true holography uses a different technique to create a true 3D image of a person standing in the studio. According to Wikipedia, holography is a technique that allows the light scattered from an object to be recorded and later reconstructed so that it appears as if the object is in the same position relative to the recording medium as it was when recorded. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object was still present, thus making the recorded image or hologram appear three-dimensional.
True holography technology has been demonstrated by many other companies. Telstra, the Australian phone company, used a hologram earlier this year to beam its chief technology officer from Melbourne to a business meeting about 460 miles away in Adelaide. Cisco Systems has also used holograms in demonstrations to talk about its telepresence products. Cisco's telepresence solution does not transmit hologram images, but it does use high-definition cameras and TV screens to make executives in different locations feel like they are having an in-person meeting. For the most part, holography is still too expensive for most companies to deploy commercially.
Whatever technique CNN used, there's no doubt that it looked it cool. And it conjured up some futuristic thoughts of Star Trek and Star Wars. But as a viewer watching the broadcast in my living room, I thought the whole thing was a bit silly and sort of annoying. At one point during his interview with Yellin, Blitzer commented that he felt bringing Yellin into the studio via hologram created a more intimate setting for their interview. He said he liked the fact that there weren't oodles of noisy people standing behind her. But I disagree with Blitzer. It seems to me the whole point of sending correspondents to events is so that viewers at home can get a taste of what's happening in those places. I actually wanted to see the throngs of people in Chicago, standing behind Yellin, shouting and cheering for Obama. It's that excitement and feeling like I am there with the reporter that makes me want to watch TV news instead of just reading a story in a newspaper or online.
I realize that CNN wanted to show off its fancy new technology. And I applaud the cable network for pushing the envelope in its use of technology. But I don't really mind the old-fashioned cutaways to correspondents in remote locations. CNN and other news stations have plenty of reporters and pundits sitting in its studios every night of the week. There isn't anything terribly interesting about that to me. For an event like this, when Blitzer is talking to someone who is actually at Obama's headquarters, I want to see what she is seeing. What about you? Marguerite Reardon has been a CNET News reporter since 2004, covering cell phone services, broadband, citywide Wi-Fi, the Net neutrality debate, as well as the ongoing consolidation of the phone companies. E-mail Maggie.
2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008
OBAMA ELECTED 2008 PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A
OBAMA/BIDEN 361 MCCAIN/PALIN 174
OBAMA 63,254,279 52%
MCCAIN 55,904,963 46%
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ARKANSAS-6 M-59% 0-39% TOT M-28 0-0
CALIFORNIA-55 0-61% M-37% TOT M-28 0-55
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