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10 Cool Things Going On Right Now in Augmented Reality

TweetAugmented reality has come a long way in a years time.  Last year I got excited by research projects and gimmicky AR webcam advertising, but that quickly faded on the tenth plus iteration.  It wasn’t until July that we starting having real AR products in the form of apps.  Nearly a year later and still […]

Brain-Twitter Breakthrough

TweetOne of the aspects of augmented reality is the human-computer interface that we will need to control our computers.  We use mouse and keyboard for our desk PCs, and touch for our iPhones, but those methods may become outdated as the technology advances. Last week a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team successfully posted to twitter with their mind.  The […]

The Holodeck Is Born

TweetSometimes laughter is worth a thousand pictures.  The creative superstars at Ideo Labs have created what they call iCube, or what most would recognize to be a holodeck.  While you don’t get a complete first hand view of the experience, the reaction from the David in the video and the pictures on the wall give […]

The Brain-Computer Interface

TweetAspirin stocks up.  Logitech stocks down.  My carpal tunnel can’t wait for mind controlled computers, but I’ll probably only trade my Logitech mouse for a headache.  Today scientists at the Honda Research Institute unveiled a robot controlled by thought alone. In the video a large control unit behind the BMI user shows more finite control requires […]

Contest: Machines That Know

TweetA few weeks ago I made a post about Machines That Know.  Then I made a couple of follow up posts about the good and bad aspects of these technologies working in concert.  I think it is important for society to think ahead to the problems our innovative technologies are going to create, so we can design solutions […]

Machines That Know: 10 Good Things

TweetAs I stated in my previous post, creating the “Internet of Things” with computers that can recognize objects, people and even emotions, can have dangerous implications when used incorrectly.  Many times its the unintended consequences of technology that have the biggest effects.  Item recognition by a computer has the potential to have many unintended consequences. […]

Machines That Know

TweetAn interesting article on the Economist.com explains how computers are being taught to recognize both objects and people.  This is important, because it helps bring about the “Internet of Things“.  Currently, information on the Internet is tagged so it can be searched for by name or tag.  If you’re at the nearest Best Buy and […]

Database of your Mind

TweetAs I explained in the previous post, the technology exists to control your computer with your mind using a neural actuator.  Eventually the development of this technology could lead to structured mind-computer language used for controlling the computer. It’s one thing to move a mouse based on your brain patterns, it’s a much harder prospect […]

A Digital World Awaits

TweetEverywhere we look, the processes and products that make up our lives are being turned digital.  The general medias that transfer information are slowly being absorbed by the digital mass called the internet.  The seemingly ubiqutious iPhone has opened up markets for products that didn’t exist a year ago.  Fast foward to the middle of the […]