Witchcraft! That's what you'll scream after watching how this program makes objects disappear from a live video—in real time. It's the opposite of augmented reality: Instead of adding digital things, this technology eliminates objects from the real world.
The research team led by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Broll—Head of the Department of Virtual Worlds and Digital Games at the Technische Universität in Ilmenau, Germany—calls it Disminishing Reality System. Think about it as Adobe Photoshop Content-Aware fill but in real time, using a video camera connected to your computer or smartphone.