The fourier transform (FT) is well defined, well understood and has many, varied uses. In a plain-speak nutshell, the FT filters input and can shift the ‘depth’ at which you view the information, a little like zooming in, or zooming out with your camera.
Which leads me to my idea. Ever been watching a movie, or T.V. where some furturistic system displays data as a 3D image which the user is able to move about it? Well, could we actually implement this? Would it be practical? How could you utilise the FT to navigate the 3D map?
- use FT to navigate the 3D world
- as you navigate, could you dynamically model relationships?
- can these relationships be gradiential? i.e. as you move from POINT A to POINT B, can you get the relationship / data to transition from all A, mixed A/B, all B based on your distance from A / B. Could be a very interesting visual representation of transition (between) states