Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2012 17:09 UTC
Google It happened when I first used a PalmOS device. It happened when I first used the BeOS. It happened when I first used an iPhone. And now it's happened by just watching a video - that sense that there's no need to wait for the future, because it's already here. Google has just unveiled its augmented reality glasses, Project Glass, and it will blow you away.
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O_O
by gan17 on Wed 4th Apr 2012 18:32 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

So in the near future, when I walk into a local cafe, instead of seeing people staring into their phones and tablets being all antisocial, I'm gonna see people staring (and talking) into thin air. Kinda creepy.

Nice concept. Would be nice if someone made a motorcycle helmet/visor with that technology (bigger field of view compared to glasses when riding). I could get satnav, have conversations, take a video of my ride, and possibly write out my last will and testament (and maybe even order a coffin) right before I ride into the back of a trailer. ;)

The phone-sex industry definitely has the brightest of futures, though.

Edit:
The glasses look kinda dorky, but the contact lens concept is downright scary. Retina displays just got a lot more... retina.

Edited 2012-04-04 18:44 UTC

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RE: O_O
by Pro-Competition on Wed 4th Apr 2012 19:18 in reply to "O_O"
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2007-08-20

So in the near future, when I walk into a local cafe, instead of seeing people staring into their phones and tablets being all antisocial, I'm gonna see people staring (and talking) into thin air. Kinda creepy.


Not just creepy - infuriatingly irritating. They'd better come up with a better control mechanism than speech. There are many occasions where speaking to your device(s) is not acceptable.

That said, I am very interested in the concept, especially if they make it 3D. But I want control over what the device shares with Big Brother.

This concept has some potential for good, but even more for ill.

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