All these advances over the decades, and we don't even get CGI resolution??
From today, you can now buy a Glass Enterprise 2 - the latest iteration of Google's wearable computer - from a general hardware reseller. Previously it could only be obtained from an accredited Google supplier. Google Glass has a chequered history: Launched in 2013, the original concept was augmented reality for everyone. …
I have a use case that Google Glass would be perfect for. I haven't yet found another product that can do the same thing as well. However, my main question is -- can this new iteration of the thing be used without involving Google servers? If so, then this is something I would be willing to pay largish money for. If not, then this is a nonstarter.
They are once the time & motion people realise that the time saved glancing at a screen for their next task means that they can potentially pick x% more items per hour, and their expected performance targets get increased. This can be nicely combined with warnings delivered silently and directly into their eyeballs, if their now even more easily monitored performance drops even slightly below that level. I also think the psychological effect of being so constantly exposed to instructions beamed at your eyes all day could be pretty horrific.
Try reading Manna by Marshall Brain
It took me a bit to find this, but I read it some years back and I guess enough stuck for specific enough terms.
I don't know how close it will prove to be in time (especially the ending as I recall it), but I can see some of the earlier bits coming into play now - and this thing with the new "glass" sounds quite like the ideas expressed in this story.
--> We don't really have an icon to show the future we're headed for, with monitoring beyond Orwell's worst nightmare/greatest wet dream. The only thing he missed is it's corporate monitoring more than government.
The privacy problem is that onlookers don't know if the camera is in use, so they assume it is.
The solution: whenever the camera is operating, a bright LED should be visible to anyone in the line of sight. Something hard wired, so that it can't be hacked to "off".
Is that it's very hard to do augmented reality stuff that overlays whats in the background/in front of you, without using some means of image recording.
If you want a virtual desktop/keyboard/CAD setup, the augmented reality device needs to know where the solid things in front of you actually are.
They will always end up with some form of camera fitted.
including mechanics with manuals in their line of sight
For the given price, that's a long time to pay off!
Few weeks back I was asked to do some work on a model of bike I'd not heard of, let alone seen. Several faults from sitting, brakes needed serious work, clutch was seized, carbs needed cleaning, fuel pump wasn't working (yes some bikes have part of the tank below the height of the carbs so use a pump), and a couple of electrical faults as well. Bike was in bits when I got it.
I set about to work on it.. Brakes were straightforward, strip, clean lines (compressed air needed here), clean callipers, clean and re-build masters (both needed new seals). Cars didn't hold any surprises. Same for the clutch, take the cover off, disassemble the basket and eventually you'll find the stuck plates. Gentle work to free them.
I did need a manual.. It's a bike with a lot of plastic fairing and I'd not seen it intact. A few bits I couldn't work out where they went.
By the time a mechanic completes their apprenticeship they'll have plenty enough experience to fix most faults without referring to a manual.
Back when I did my apprenticeship I could repair many TVs, VCRs, CDs etc simply by past experience and common faults. Service manuals were expensive, treated like gold, and seldom needed.
The public doesn't really know how people with experience can find their way around unfamiliar engines/circuits with relative ease, even though they could do the same in fields they are familiar with. Someone really is trying hard to sell this things as being acceptable, rather than the nasty privacy invasion they are.
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