I expect something like this from Google, not from Microsoft.
- The TED demo: watch the video. I don't like watching videos, but this is well worth five minutes. You can zip past the boring introduction.
- Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth is the technology demo
The image management performance is astounding, but the jaw dropping part is the demonstration of the synthesis of thousands of Flickr images into a spatially coherent whole with essentially unlimited resolution.
The next demo might as well start with an picture of earth and end up with an atomic force image of an atom. Why not?
There are obvious implications for radiology imaging and image management.