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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RE: Comment by gan17
by Novan_Leon on Tue 5th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by gan17"
Novan_Leon
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As a fellow motorcyclist, I agree.

On a related point, I realize this might be an unpopular opinion in a community filled with technophiles, but isn't there a point where we become too reliant on technology in our daily lives? Don't get me wrong, I love technology and I work in IT for a living, but even I realize the need to 'detach' myself from technology and learn to enjoy simple pleasures such as a walk in the park, reading a book, or just soaking in the peace and quiet.

Personally, I have no desire to be constantly connected to the world via a device on my head. I value my independence from technology too much.

Edited 2013-03-05 15:43 UTC

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