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carioca1232001
12-31-2009, 04:20 AM
Pattie Maes of MIT Media Labs introduces us to a device which should retail for about the price of a cell phone, the brain child of one of her whizz kids, Pranav Mistry:

Simply amazing:

http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

LeeG
12-31-2009, 06:09 AM
what a trip

botebum
12-31-2009, 06:20 AM
Makes me want to go live on a desert island and not interact with anyone:(

Doug

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-31-2009, 06:20 AM
Weird - I can see so many ways of that going wrong.

carioca1232001
12-31-2009, 06:20 AM
Increased productivity awaits us while browsing through boat chandlers !

carioca1232001
12-31-2009, 06:22 AM
Weird - I can see so many ways of that going wrong.

The same when the first solid-state memories found their way into the market - early 70īs !

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-31-2009, 06:28 AM
No - much more brutal..

The idiot student walks into range and in the blink of an eye, and in letters four inches tall we get -
THIS IDIOT IS ON YOUR IGNORE LIST
Perhaps the choice of a projector as the primary output device might be re-visited.


Literary reviews of your choice of toilet roll?

A watch that needs two hands to tell the time and cannot be easily shown to a stranger.....

Halfbakery.

carioca1232001
12-31-2009, 06:46 AM
.......A watch that needs two hands to tell the time and cannot be easily shown to a stranger.....

Halfbakery.

Fewer people are buying watches these days.

Time of day can be read off oneīs cell phone/mobile

Nanoose
12-31-2009, 01:48 PM
The next step in the development may be the option of projecting the information, or keeping it private somehow.

carioca1232001
12-31-2009, 04:16 PM
Retrieving data and exposing only that which is in the userīs interest is obviously going to be the modus operandi of this device.

Wasnīt it Albert Einstein that once said that it is oneīs imagination that sets the pace and tone of discovery, as reason alone is simply unable to create anything ?

So too with this device, which is no more than an imaginative way of deploying standard off-the-shelf devices and hooking them up to each other.