For you geeks (I say that in a good way - I married one and gave birth to another) who love 3D simulation, fancy data gathering, and technology you probably already know about Velodyne Lidar that lets you do things like:
Autonomous vehicle navigation (commercial and military)
Automotive safety systems, adaptive cruise control, lane following
Surveying - mobile, as-built
Autonomous agricultural vehicles
Movie set rendering
Mining vehicles, profile monitoring
Security - building perimeter monitoring
Well, it's penetrated art and the making of music videos. Take a look at this
Be sure to view this video about the making of the video.
Info about the video on Stereogum
Also here's a discussion of the technology
If nothing else, you can at least talk about Radiohead to your kids or younger associates and see if they think you are any cooler than you were.
Must be a lean application in here somewhere - maybe you can think of one and tell us about it.