This alien looking device is actually a new type of 3D camera that offers a 360 degree panoramic view of its location. What many people do not know is that “3D TV” is not really 3D at all, It’s stereoscopic TV, because if you move your head to the side, your perspective doesn’t change.
But this device could change that by allowing for changes of perspective while delivering a three dimensional image. I’m no scientist but it has something to do with how the multiple lens array lets you determine the distance to any object in the image. It could offer our future a truer 3D experience.