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– Thelevellers, 2011-03-06 at 13:01:39 (5 comments)
|On 2011-03-21 at 04:56:13, BorgClown wrote...
I liked his vision. Such unusual decision of using a projector instead of video glasses comes from him wanting people to not get suckered into computers, but to bring computers into the real world.
|On 2011-03-21 at 18:32:44, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, totally. Making computers an add on, rather than replacement. That's the kinda thing that would be great, miniaturising that tech, so it could be a constant part of you, so whenever you want a function, there's no groping in your pocket for your smart-phone - just a swish of your hands and you're off! With a nice big screen as well... Would make cheeky browsing on the factory floor at work a bit harder for me though ;)
|On 2011-03-21 at 21:26:47, Baslisks wrote...
I am thinking about adding tap light switches in my house so I can turn them off anywhere I am in the room. Real world interfacing is a new thing thats going to be pretty awesome.
|On 2011-03-21 at 23:04:27, Lee J Haywood wrote...
SixthSense is one of those ideas that makes a great demo but is currently impractical. It's just too cumbersome, looks silly and is difficult to do certain things with. For example, it's good for looking up product information just by pointing its camera but terrible for composing text messages. I think it's an idea that's ahead of its time. As technology improves something like it may work really well, but having a chunky projector slung around your neck doesn't work for me.
|On 2011-03-23 at 05:02:20, BorgClown wrote...
Lasers and computers are miniaturized enough to make a portable laser projector a practical solution. It'd be monochrome, but it'd also be small and precise enough to be usable.