Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 10:44 UTC, submitted by Laurence
Hardware, Embedded Systems Steve Mann on his 35-year history building and wearing computerised eyewear. "Was it blind luck (pardon the expression) that I was wearing this vision-enhancing system at the time of the accident? Not at all: I have been designing, building, and wearing some form of this gear for more than 35 years." Glass has the potential to have a huge impact on the world - and just like with the advent of the mobile phone, people are afraid, cynical, and unable to see the possibly huge benefits of systems like this.
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by l3v1 on Tue 5th Mar 2013 13:25 UTC
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unable to see the possibly huge benefits of systems like this

Generally, it's not the benefits that can cause problems. Some people might be "afraid" because they can see some of the drawbacks, others might be cynical because they can't see those drawbacks yet. I doubt anyone would be afraid or cynical if they'd be sure there'd only be benefits of everyone&dog recording everything all the time. Me, I'd love to be able to watch a movie while staring in front of me and looking smart during long meetings and boring talks ;) Other than that, I also could appreciate high light sensitivity smart glasses during night driving, or automatic face recognition at large conferences. But the recording stuff... I really couldn't care less.

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