What would you like to see from Project Glass aka Google Glasses?
- I would like to see AR LARP game apps.
- I would like apps that guide me through home improvement and auto repair tasks.
- I would like AR cooking apps that can guide me through various recipes.
- I would like an AR shopping app that offers information about products like nutrition, diet, price comparison, and ethical business practices.
- I would like enhanced vision like magnification (microscope & telescope) and night vision.
- I would like an encyclopedia or Wikipedia AR app.
- I would like a flight recorder app that’s stored on the cloud, as a crime deterrence.
- I would like a face recognition app that not only stores information about personal contacts but also has information about criminals or people I want to avoid.
- I would like an app that helps with sports, such as a speedometer for jogging or something that tracks baseballs, golf balls, soccer balls and etc.
The next phase in web design will be the transition to 3D video game style interface and immersion. Adobe seems to agree.
After that, the web will transition to AI driven content. Google seems to agree.
3D printing has the potential to revolutionize physical property. Factories (mass production) and supply chains could be replaced by file sharing and printing objects on demand. There is also a trend in printing cellular structures like human organs for transplant and perhaps foodstuff like cruelty free meat. This technology is advancing quickly.
Let this sink in for a second. Biometric identification is the new ID Card. Also, face identification software can be used in web searches of stills and video, including any video or photo of you uploaded onto the web ever (even if you are in the background). Your future employer (stalker, loan officer, insurance rep, parole officer, husband or wife) may be watching.
Example of AR 2012. Garage level view.
The biggest reason I’m geeked about AR is something I picked up from MIT AI researcher Marvin Minsky. Western culture has been working with a Gutenberg 2D representation of reality for the past 500+ years. We’re about to jump into new paradigm based on 3D representation. This is major!
It’s one thing to look at science and technology forecasts. They can be optimistic and exciting, but are they real?
It’s another thing when there are release dates.
It’s on: AR HUD glasses, AR HUD windshields on Driverless cars, ubiquitous computing with holographic interface. Welcome to the 21st century!
Computational intelligence and electronics is merging with all material scence. What does this mean?
Your T-Shirt will be able to scavange energy from sunlight as well as your bodyheat and kinetic movements. Read about nanophotonics and nanoelectronics.
Of course, energy scavanging will make much more sense once we have ultra low power computers. Read about DARPAs 75Giga Flop per Watt challenge.
So what good is intelligent clothing, curtains, wallpaper, books, carpets, windows, doors etc etc etc? For one thing, you can turn any surface into a video display. Read MIT Technology Review’s article on video clothing.
Will this allow for new expressions of social pigmentation? Like cuttlefish.
Perhaps this will lead to malware attacks that turn your shirt into animated Viagra ads. Or your shirt will get hacked by Nigerian bankers that will try to convince you to invest in pyramid schemes while you sleep. At very least it will make primitive invisibility cloaks very cheap. Stalkers of the world, rejoice!