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
Member since:
2005-12-07

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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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by JAlexoid on Tue 5th Mar 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Be bold. Use aeroplane mode!

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Mar 2013 17:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Pretty much how I feel.

At the weekend I am straight on my bicycle putting in the miles or out with my friends.

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by Yagami on Tue 5th Mar 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
Yagami Member since:
2006-07-15

I completly agree !

I recommend to just step away of your computer .... Get a nice wine bottle and THEN DRIVE !!!

really... if you feel some much safer if the other driver is crazy but not using tech ... go ahead...

please do not address the real problem and try to remove reckless drivers of the road !

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