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Remember Photosynth?  Remember when you first saw it and your initial smile came across you in that ‘this is cool’ kind of feeling?

Multiply that.

A team at the University of Washington in conjunction with Microsoft Research presented “Finding Paths Through the World’s Photos” at SIGGRAPH2008.  I haven’t read the paper yet, but the video speaks for itself in the advancements of photo recognition and path interpolation to me:

There is some really similar Photosynth and DeepZoom stuff happening here, but a lot more as well.  You can visit their site to read more and also download some code from some of the parts of the system.

UPDATE: And when you are done watching this, check out Unwrap "editing video is now as easy as editing a single image." -- Um freaky.

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