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Movies That Move You

Techstination feature for Friday, April 6, 2001

Making your home theatre a moving experience. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. If you've been on some of the wild simulation rides at Disney World or other theme parks... where the seats move around... .in conjunction with what you see on a screen in front of you, you'll get the idea of what the Odyssee Motion Simulation System can do...

"What it is basically is, it's a controller that sends information to four actuators located under your sofa or chair or seating arrangement to create motion."

Michel Jacques is the president of a company called D-Box Technology. Put on a DVD such as Contact, and feel yourself plummeting through a worm hole in space.. (sound) Odyssee is a roughly 16 thousand dollar addition to home theatres... but it creates an experience not even your local multi-plex can replicate. The future for this kind of technology... .

"It's obvious to me that the future of film industry is towards virtual reality. I think that the film makers will have to give their customers something more now that they have very large screen, very high quality viewers, now that they have very high quality sound systems in theatres. I think that their customers want more. And this is something more."

The only downside... you could spill the drink your sipping during the movie. You can find more information at Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.