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 he 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 anaging 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.