[NTLK] Google Glass
minicapt1 at me.com
Mon Apr 9 19:34:59 EDT 2012
minicapt1 at mac.com
On 09 Apr 12, at 10:50, Forrest Buffenmyer wrote:
> "Google Goggles" is an app that scans an item and gives you details of it...for example, snap a photo of a restaurant and the app could provide you with details such as its address, telephone number, perhaps an online menu with customer reviews.
> While this app in some way is part of the "Google Glass" project and device, it is not the device itself.
> Also, it in no way resembles the clumsy apparatus shown in the link below...the device more closely resembles reading glasses, with no helmet.
> It appears, however, that my comments were incorrect in the product's availability...this link shows that there is a working prototype, and this isn't just "conceptware" or "vaporware".
> Sent from my First Generation iPad
> On Apr 8, 2012, at 1:18 PM, John Heinrichs <minicapt1 at me.com> wrote:
>> Because the 'Google Goggles' are an iteration in the development of "Head-Mounted Displays", rather than a new thing.
>> 1. http://www.tinmith.net/
>> 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mann
>> Pilots have been using "Helmet-Mounted Sighting Systems" since the late 70s. Steve Mann (avove) began his tinkering in 1981. This is rather less novel than the Knowledge Navigator was in 1988.
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