The pixel dies in five years.

category: offtopic [glöplog]
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/12/12/204241/vector-vengeance-british-claim-th ey-can-kill-the-pixel-within-five-years

So yeah, everything will be different. This came as quite a shock to me. What to do without our beloved pixels? And to think we only have five more years,.
added on the 2012-12-13 11:25:53 by numtek numtek
*reads topic* WOW!

*reads actual link* New video codec. Ffs, what a waste of time.
added on the 2012-12-13 11:41:25 by psonice psonice
But you need pixels to render lollygons. Or are they reinventing Vectrex again? :)
added on the 2012-12-13 11:41:41 by Optimonk Optimonk
What PS on Ice said.
added on the 2012-12-13 11:49:34 by Rob Rob
optimus: they've invented a new video codec that stores the video as vectors instead of pixels. They're going to show it to the world, with an amazing video of girls dancing to rave music, it's totally state of the art.
added on the 2012-12-13 12:21:56 by psonice psonice
@psonice: lol
added on the 2012-12-13 13:03:44 by Optimonk Optimonk
@psonice: what optimus said, i loled
added on the 2012-12-13 13:28:02 by MyselF MyselF
As long as there's Atari, there'll be pixels too
> it's totally state of the art
Simply great :-) And I am sure with some additional effort they will even be able to let the vectors look square!
added on the 2012-12-13 15:49:22 by JAC! JAC!
Vectors are the future. Current games use pixels, so it looks pixelated, not realistic. But with vector graphics, you got UNLIMITED DETAILS ! (Mandelbrot wakes up from the dead and says "LOL")
It's by the British. That can't be taken seriously.
added on the 2012-12-13 16:09:00 by superplek superplek
"if you've ever edited or drawn an image on your computer, you know that there are two primary ways of storing image data: As a bitmap, or as vectors."

yes, sure... but what about the final rendered data.

added on the 2012-12-13 16:26:42 by rudi rudi
OpenVG is the future :---------D
added on the 2012-12-13 16:31:09 by fragment fragment
maybe with holographic 3d displays the pixel will finally die (or evolve into a voxel)?
added on the 2012-12-13 16:45:00 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Every time you announce CG related bullshit, God kills a pixel of your screen.
added on the 2012-12-13 17:08:52 by Zavie Zavie
ah so thats why they are gone in 5 years
added on the 2012-12-13 18:02:27 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
arg, slashdot :/
added on the 2012-12-13 23:32:02 by sigflup sigflup
Who said "girls dancing to rave music"? :D
added on the 2012-12-14 01:24:45 by lug00ber lug00ber
"The pixel dies in five years"

"Polygons are dead"

"Raytracing is the future"

anyone can recall more recent similar bullshit claims?
added on the 2012-12-14 07:42:48 by iq iq
iq: "the scene is dead"
"mp3 music will kill demos because anyone can make a sound that will sound good"

"Windows demos will always suck because the OS will take all the processing power"

"If it's not written in assembler, it's not a demo"
added on the 2012-12-14 09:59:32 by Preacher Preacher
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The Death of Pixels.

& what wysiwtf said about slashdot...
added on the 2012-12-14 10:38:18 by ringofyre ringofyre
Every cube begins with a pixel.

No pixels == no cubes == no demoscene.

added on the 2012-12-14 13:30:37 by Salinga Salinga
Salinga: wtf? 6 faces, 8 vertices, 12 edges, that can perfectly be represented by vectors, so the demoscene is saved. At least we keep the cubes.

Too bad for the glow, though...
added on the 2012-12-14 13:45:08 by xTr1m xTr1m