Recently, Google has purchased a 3D interface that is pretty slick for the desktop called BumpTop...here is a video showing how it works:
SpaceTime 3D which shows web pages scrolling one after another in a carousel format.
Tactile 3D allows you to organizing your files and directories customizing their position in a 3D space. All common file operations are supported and can be shown in 3-dimensions.
3B Browser lets you take any web site or photo and place them in a personalized 3D space, your 3B room. You can add many web sites and have a complete gallery where you, as an avatar, and a friend or two can walk around a 3D space and look at the web sites together.
The company 3DNA provides different 3D Add-on Worlds to explore and customize for an immersive and entertaining desktop. 3DNA is not a replacement for Windows - it works seamlessly with your current set up, while providing 3D environments in which to view your information. You can hang photos on your walls and explore 3D spaces with many different environments to choose from.
So, you might not be ready to jump into a 3D world like ProtoSphere, OLIVE or Second Life but, are you ready for a 3D environment to make your laptop a little less...boring and a little more productive?
If you'd rather check out 3D worlds see:
- Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore
- A Few More Alternatives to Second Life
- Alternatives to Second Life (continued again)
- Alternatives to Second Life Continued
- Alternatives to Second Life