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Czar
03-14-2009, 12:34 PM
Okay, so I chose a fairly provocative subject line, but an apparently simple yet strikingly flexible and inspirational system developed by MIT Media Labs is aimed at making human-computer interfaces seamless. That is, the "Sixth Sense" project augments reality for people through the use of a small wearable computer that provides a range of information about things that the person is looking at, using or interacting with in the real world. Think Microsoft Surface or the semi-transparent computer interface from Minority Report and then take another leap forward.

Check out the demo that was held at the recent TED conference and let me know if you believe that this could change everything:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

Jack
03-16-2009, 02:27 AM
I currently have so little confidence in computer intelligence accurately predicting what I want, so I can't see this being viable for a super long time. I just need to laugh at videos like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y_Jp6PxsSQ or check out my Amazon recommendations to remember the state of this type of technology. Of course, I can't wait until they unleash us PPCers and sell ads on every day activities! I can see it now: "The 1 rule of grocery shopping (obey) endorsed by Oprah and Rachael Ray!"

Czar
03-16-2009, 02:47 AM
Ha! Only Jack would like to see a world in which everyday activities are subjected to PPC guidelines. "Surely you're not about to buy those cargo pants! Avoid the embarrassment with some Guess Jeans next door. - ads powered by Google Life" :)

qutark
07-20-2009, 09:14 PM
"Surely you're not about to buy those cargo pants! Avoid the embarrassment with some Guess Jeans next door. - ads powered by Google Life" :)
:) that's good point and funny --both :angel: