Thursday, October 20, 2011

Viewing and Triggering

Today we have “near eye displays” available today from companies like Sharper Image and Vusix. They look a lot like sunglasses and interface to your iphone wirelessly. They range in price from $150 to $10,000.

The more expensive pairs act like sunglasses but they have a little screen in one corner that displays data from your smartphone.

A bit clunky but Moore’s Law will take care of that in time.

Glasses today, contact lenses tomorrow, somehow tied directly to the optic nerve by the end of the decade.

There you go – you’re constantly connected to the net.

All information recorded by man. Right there in your head.

OK – so you can search based on audio. No doubt voice recognition software will support that in 10 years.

Of course, you don’t want to search based only on external stimulae, ie answering other people’s questions.

You want answers to your own questions.

So you need to trigger a search based on a thought. Your thought.

Not too far fetched, there are technologies today that type based on visual queues and thoughts.

Neuro feedback – or Thought Technology – is about EEG based biofeedback where technology responds to your thoughts, to your brain energy and patterns. Pretty rudimentary today. Designed for people who are paralyzed where they can navigate a computer mouse, to some degree. So let’s assume Moore’s Law makes that easy.

That 10 or 20 years from now you can control the micro with a high degree of granularity just by using your thoughts.

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