Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2018 01:10 UTC
Intel

The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.

There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no weird arm floating in front of the lens, no speaker, and no microphone (for now).

From the outside, the Vaunt glasses look just like eyeglasses. When you’re wearing them, you see a stream of information on what looks like a screen - but it’s actually being projected onto your retina.

This looks amazing. I'm not entirely sure if I, personally, have any use for this, but such basic, simple, handsfree information could be invaluable to, for instance, construction workers, farmers, police officers, or other people who do hard, dangerous work with their hands.

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RE: Retinal projection
by jpkx1984 on Wed 7th Feb 2018 13:35 UTC in reply to "Retinal projection"
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Imagine all those students with an ultimate tool to cheat on exams.

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RE[2]: Retinal projection
by Alfman on Wed 7th Feb 2018 17:30 in reply to "RE: Retinal projection"
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2011-01-28

jpkx1984,

Imagine all those students with an ultimate tool to cheat on exams.



You know, I am not happy that we've created an incentive to hide information in the first place. At some point we as a society should consider ditching the notion that having information is cheating and instead encourage it as a legitimate tool to advance human capacity. Instead of grading us in an information void without tools & material, education should try and find ways to keep students challenged with technology. Rather than training our brains to do tedious repetitive tasks, we could focus on higher level abstractions and maximize our benefit from computers. If traditional classwork becomes too trivial with technology, then maybe classwork itself needs to evolve.

It's just a thought, maybe one day not allowing technology on tests will be considered Luddite ;)

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RE[3]: Retinal projection
by kwan_e on Wed 7th Feb 2018 20:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Retinal projection"
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2007-02-18

Rather than training our brains to do tedious repetitive tasks,


While I completely agree that our current methods of assessment can do with some assessment themselves, I think there are still benefits from training our brains to be able to do the hard work.

Imagine if we recovered and retaught the medieval techniques for memorization, like the mind-palace. You can actually learn to be very creative by figuring out how your own brain works.

It's just a thought, maybe one day not allowing technology on tests will be considered Luddite ;)


Timed tests/exams for specific subjects rarely occur in the workplace so it's funny how people think they can assess anything remotely close to workplace performance.

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RE[3]: Retinal projection
by Brendan on Thu 8th Feb 2018 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Retinal projection"
Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

It's just a thought, maybe one day not allowing technology on tests will be considered Luddite ;)


How would you feel knowing that the surgeon that's about to cut you open learnt nothing during medical school and only passed because their friend fed them the answers during their exams?

- Brendan

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