Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reality check

Ok, I'm officially lusting after these; they're augmented reality glasses i.e. they are attached to a computer and project generated images onto the wearers view of where they are or what they're looking at. Google recently ran a pilot for such a device that integrated phone, social media connectivity, web applications (such as Google Maps) and other conventional gizmo's such as an MP3 player and video. The overall effect was impressive but outside of major cities like San Francisco and New York that have pervasive (free) WiFi networks and well mapped landscapes I suspect that a viable mass-market product is a way off yet; wandering around grasping a laptop between your butt cheeks to drive everything might be a bit limiting too.

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