I think Travis Reinke is onto something very important here.
Kinect, the new controller free add-on for X-Box 360 from Microsoft as you can see in the video is already finding some jaw dropping applications. Kinect is billed as “controller-less motion capture technology which interprets 3D scene information from a continuously-projected infrared structured light“.
But it gets much more interesting when you think about using it to capture “true” 3D video or store 3D point cloud data. This reminds me of the first $100 handheld GPS – all I can say is WOW!!!!