Tabletop board games, meet virtual reality (Tomorrow Daily): Tomorrow Daily
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Analog board games are being translated into virtual reality experiences. And we check out a strip of repeating circuit tape from the minds at MIT.
[MUSIC] Greeting citizens of the internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily. The best week talk show in the known universe. Im Ashley Esquada.>> And I'm Jeff Cannata and it is time for headlines. Hey, you know about playing video games in virtual reality, everybody's doing it. What about playing board games in virtual reality? You might already be familiar with the game Lost City by Reiner Knizia, but this a whole new way to play. Developer of the Campfire Union is working on a virtual reality version of the two player card game. Virtual versions of you and your opponent sit down at a table to compete with the environment shifting as you traverse the globe during the game. Table top gaming is in a renaissance period. And VT would be a great way to play with someone far away. I think this is awesome. I mean, the thing I love about board game is sitting with the pieces so it doesn't make it exactly the They need some modest VR haptic feedback gloves. So you could fiddle with the game pieces. If I could be a setter of Catan in Catan. That would be pretty fun. So our second story today is from the brilliant minds the ridiculously brilliant minds at MIT that have now brought us What I like to think of as duct tape on crack. Sensor tape is the name of this project, and it is actually a long strip of repeating circuits that can be cut up and stuck to objects. The circuit knows when the tape bends or when light cross it's surface. And each node networks with the node next to it, meaning they can all gather data from one another and create real time models of the Kate's current shape. Bonus? It is mass producible, since the prototype came off of a Chinese assembly line. The creator believes that the cost of something like Center Tape would be in the range of about $100 to $200 a meter. That's a lot. Which is not cheap, but when you think about the potential applications, it's kind of amazing Stuff, and the fact that it can be mass produced is pretty impressive. Yeah. I just want a tape that's smart enough to know where the end is on the roll, cuz I can never find it. Maybe a little LED light. It would be up here. That would be amazing. What do you wanna talk about this week? What's the story that we should put on the big show on Thursday? Well Ashley, you know I love board games more than I love most things. I knew you'd say that. Can we do board games, please? Let's talk about board games. Awesome! Let's talk about games. Tell us, use the hash tag HeyTD, tell us what board game you want to see translated into virtual reality and how it would work. I'm excited. Yeah. You could use that hashtag. We'll incorporate your discussion into our discussion on Thursday and then, just like where on big happy family. Yeah. And think of our delightful, happy family, let's look at your phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] Our [INAUDIBLE] talk for the day today, is Salah, who took this with their Galaxy Note 5. Salah writes, I took a simple Taramisu ice cream picture, but it looks so good, that I thought it needed to be shared. You can of course use it, taken with a Galaxy Note 5, cheers from Morocco. Is it Sala or Sala? I'm going to say it's Sala. Okay. This looks delicious. The detail and sort of clarity of the picture. It is crisp. I feel like I can reach out and taste it. That's very true. And that looks super amazing. Thank you Sala for sending in that delightful picture. If you guys want to send in your phone-tography you can e-mail us. Tomorrow at cnet.com. Yes, we appreciate that. Make sure you tell us what device you took the picture on, give us a little story about it, help us pronounce your name so we don't mess it up. Always handy. Yes, and give us permission to use the picture on the show. You can also find us on social media. We will be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird, wonderful science facts meaning science fiction And going together much like tiramisu ice cream, and being great. Well done. Yeah, I like that. You like that? It was a nice call back. But, until then. You should be good humans. And we'll see you guys next time, bye. [MUSIC]