Now just add T-Ray so I can see through peoples, perhaps activated by me when I take a "double" glance at somebody... perfect!
Boffins have designed a pair of specs with an embedded head-up display and tracking technology to let the wearer to manipulate content with their eyes. IPMS_hightech_specs Content's projected onto the retina from a chip The prototype hi-tech specs - designed at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IMPS …
I seem to remember a similar thing being tested for Lotus Formula 1 drivers circa 1993 and shown on Tomorrow's World. If memory serves, there was a small projector in the driver's helmet which displayed important information on the visor and removed the requirement for the eyes to look down at the dashboard. The idea was that at 200mph even a cursory glance downwards for a fraction of a second would mean the car had travelled ten of metres without the driver watching the road...!
It didn't catch on. Probably because racing drivers don't watch their instruments anyway.
My first thoughts were to display instruments from my car. And possibly control some things.
To be properly cyberpunk though, the glasses would need to be mirrored. And probably sport some night vision capabilities as well.
The thing that I never liked about this idea was that batteries and wireless comms are kind of lumpy, and glasses are rather not lumpy. Unless you're a rapper. I think you could mod most of a Nintendo 64 into some of those frames...
I think in the F1 case, a HUD interfered with a driver's field of view, which in this case is more important than knowing the particulars of the car, which are probably somewhat memorized through practice and experience. Anyway, in F1, if anything really did throw the driver's rhythms off, odds are they won't have a good shot of finishing the race in good position anyway.
Combine T-ray for weapons detection (and perving), and facial recognition pulling relevant information from the various dbs the spooks run, it would be very popular as a spook tool.
Of course if the spooks adopt them, it wouldn't be long before general law enforcement would want them and maybe the military too.
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