Wednesday, August 2, 2017

HP, NVIDIA, Technicolor to Explore Future of Humanity on Mars

HP Mars Home Planet — which kicks off at this week’s SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles — promises to bring bring designers, inventors, space enthusiasts and experts together to examine the possibilities for colonization of our nearest neighboring planet. Participants in HP Mars Home Planet will work together to design and engineer an urban area for one million new inhabitants on Mars. Then they’ll bring it to life through photorealistic renders and virtual reality. The planet Mars, of course, has long fascinated humanity, and ever since early astronomers peered at Mars with some of the first telescopes, the world been using technology to fuel that fascination.