Friday, March 27, 2009

Wearable technology

I want one of these setups. NOW.


  1. I've been reading CADIE's blog too. I love it. I really hope there are more and creepier posts by the end of the day.

    Regarding this wearable technology -- I have a new post in the works about separating form from content. What I really like about this technology is not necessarily the interface. I think that waving your arms would tire a user quickly, and I bet the projection would mostly impossible to read in a brightly lit area.

    What I do like are the constant innovations being done with using wireless devices to gather information about the world, combined with harnessing existing internet databases to give relevant information. In principle you can already do this with an iPhone, but more middleware needs to be written. The projection interface may be impractical but it's still neat.

  2. Oops. Lurker, I meant to delete your second comment but deleted your first. Here's a placeholder, and you can repost it if you want.

    I like the concept, although I admit that I would rather have the recognition and data gathering capabilities implemented in a more "traditional" form - like a watch or armband or something - instead of being projected all over the place. I don't see it as being something of a hassle manipulating things in the air when a screen would do.

    ... at least, that is my position until we develop hologram technology à la almost-every-other-scifi-film-ever.

    In related news of awesome technological advances, I really wish that Google's April Fool's joke was real.

  3. I wish CADIE was real too but I really enjoyed reading their explanation of the new technology, and since it isn't real then we don't have to worry about the computers taking over the world. Well I guess they already have but computers are still under our control.

  4. The thing that interests me the most about this is the impact it will claim to have on shoppers's ability to make more eco-friendly purchasing decisions. Where will the database be kept? Does it already exist? Also wondering how companies would be held to objective standards about the environmentally friendly nature of their products. Are there standards already in place?

    Will the database include packaging environmental impacts? A lot of packaging is to entice us, despite being less eco-friendly (think, inward-curved drink bottles or that annoying hard plastic that enticingly allows us to see the product without stealing it easily. Both appeal to us unconsciously, but would they be overridden if we were able to more immediately be shown that another, less attractive product was superior? Just musings from the psychological and hippie aspect. Technology's all very cool, but I am not sure how they would actually implement that.