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June 18th, 2007


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03:16 pm - More amazing tech that I *really* want
Words have difficulty expressing how much I want this amazing set of display glasses. With luck, these will actually come out sometime soon, hopefully using bluetooth rather than wires. Of course, all that assumes this doesn't give you a whanging headache to use, which is definitely possible.
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From:b00jum
Date:June 18th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Stars and Monkeys I've wanted one of these for a long time 8)
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From:heron61
Date:June 18th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Both the the see-though displays marketed by that company are marked as discontinued, unlike their non-see-though wearable displays, of which they make quite a few. My guess is that they either had some serious technical bugs with the tech or they found that see-though displays gave most users very bad headaches.
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From:slothman
Date:June 18th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
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They need some sensors to determine the direction you’re facing to do augmented reality. (The GPS can go on your belt.) At that point, you could actually navigate by arrows floating in your field of vision and spot restaurant ratings hovering over the actual restaurants...
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From:heron61
Date:June 19th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
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Yep. I'm both expecting and anxiously anticipating that sort of thing arriving (at least in the first stages) within 10 years. Of course, given how much both Japan and South Korea are getting into this sort of tech, I'm expecting the first uses to show up in either Tokyo or Seoul in 5 years, perhaps even sooner. The fun will really start when we can have our lj-links hovering over our left shoulder or above our heads and when people (undoubtedly first in Japan) can cosplay 24/7 using virtual costumes. Of course, some of the new face recognition software would also be useful - I'd love to have that at a gaming convention, since I'm absolutely wretched at remembering the names of people I barely know.
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From:slothman
Date:June 19th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
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Cosplay would require some really good sensing of the body positions of other people, and you’d need to be able to opaque the display in order to not see them inside it. (Furries would probably be able to take advantage of it first; it’d be easier to put someone completely inside an image than to try and paint clothing close to someone’s skin.) Even without virtual cosplay, you could have multiple LARPs going on in the same public space— you can see the status icons of people who are in the game and talk to them in character, and be in mental civvies for people who are just convention-goers.

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