Ecodisc is a program which allows the user to take on the
role of a Nature Reserve Manager. It was designed by a man
named Peter Bratt, and Englishman in South Devon. Ecodisc
is designed so that the user can see what effects certain
changes can make on the environment with out actually making
the changes. Ecodisc is a good educational tool showing new
users the effects of certain decisions. It can also be used
a map, because it lets you see various parts of the nature
reserve without actually going there.
Ecodisc allows the user to take on the role of a nature
reserve manger, which is the person who basically decides
what changes will be made to the nature reserve. With aid of
the Ecodisc, the results of decisions can be shown without
actually doing anything, or doing any harm to the environment.
Ecodisc allows users to explore various parts of the
nature reserve and view it from different positions. You can
see the area from any direction (north, south, east or west),
and even from a helicopter position. Ecodisc lets you see the
areas of the reserve from any part of the year. For example,
you could view the reserve in the middle of winter and see
what it looks like in summer.
Ecodisc is one of the first interactive programmes, and there
are hopes of some day there being interactive broadcast
television. This is a breakthrough in visual entertainment,
because while television lets you see a place, interactive
video will let you explore it. Interactive video is where the
viewer decides the plot and characters of a movie, or show.
The viewer will basically be able to write their own scripts
and produce the movie at the same time.
Ecodisc would be very good for showing students (or anyone)
interested in managing nature reserves, working for national
parks or just as an interest thing.
Ecodisc is an invention which would greatly help both the
computer and television industries as well as the nature and
wildlife organisations across the world. Already there are
programmes that enable the user to take control of what is
happening, and Ecodisc, being one of the first, has greatly
aided the production of the others. Ecodisc is the start of a
new way of life in visual entertainment and may also aid
things like scientific research and study.