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    While it's yet to be seen if eyeglass-mountable displays will become as commonly used as, say, Bluetooth headsets anytime soon, Brother Industries at least looks to be making some steady progress at shrinking 'em down to a reasonable size, and it's got a few other tricks up its sleeve to boot. That latter bit comes from its use of a retina-scanning system as opposed to a simple LCD mounted in front of your eye, which effectively uses your retina as a screen to make it appear like images are actually floating in space in front of you. What's more, while the eyepiece currently needs to be wired to a rather sizable contraption in order to pump out those free-floating images, the company says it expects to be able to switch to a wireless system and shrink things down to a decidedly more wearable size by 2010.


    Shrink it. Make it better looking, and I'd buy it in a heart beat.

    Link.
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      CommentAuthorRabbit
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    Uh.

    WANT.
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    I am a nerd and geek, and have no shame about a blue tooth headset in my ear. I will take one now.
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    I am a nerd and geek

    Gentleman Geek.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008 edited
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    So...blended reality then? Not just Terminator dialog selection? This is awesome except that eventually people will spiral downward into virtual relationships with the Pillsbury Doughboy and The Great Gazoo.

    And let's not forget the porn industry! We've barely begun to "break sex."
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    Can you believe there are actually people who wish they were living in some other period in history? I love the future!
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    Give me this, then give me a bluetooth microwriter (remember them?) and a small computer to tie it all together along with a 3G data card - I'l be a very happy bunny.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    DUDE. I have been wanting one of these for years and years. yay for the future!
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    Great, now arseholes can come up to the counter to be served and not only will they not be able to hear me because of their headphones but they won't be able to see me either.
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    Yes, m1k3y, I'll put this on grinding.be tomorrow.
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      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    Ok. Ok. Ok. Ok.

    Some of these, some of those Micro Air Vehicles rigged with cameras and paintball guns... something like a Wii-mote, several acres of woodland and a gang of willing 'prey'.

    Who can arrange this for me?
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    If by 'willing prey' you mean 'unsuspecting paintball players' then it sounds like an awesome day.
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      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    If by 'willing prey' you mean 'unsuspecting paintball players' then it sounds like an awesome day.


    If they're wearing goggles they're fair game. So... synchronised swimmers also.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    Are you prepared to take on the steampunk scene as well?
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    I can't speak for him but I will anyway. Yes. For sure.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    This is awesome except that eventually people will spiral downward into virtual relationships with the Pillsbury Doughboy and The Great Gazoo.


    Yeah, plus I bet the Doughboy would leave the second there was an artificial bun in the oven.

    Now that I've sullied the internet with that pun, it simply remains for me to say: I WANT. GIMME GIMME GIMME TECH-SPECS.
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      CommentAuthorRixiM MixiR
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2008 edited
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    This technology is very old. It was originally developed by Microvision: http://www.microvision.com/
    for a long time they were closed and their primary client was the US gov't so i hadn't kept up with their public face so much... time marches forward...
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    @RixiM MixiR

    Thank you for the link.