The human brain is made up of billions of interconnected neurons about the size of a pinhead. As neurons interact, patterns manifest as singular thoughts such as a math calculation, and broad emotional states such as attention. The average human thinks 70,000 thoughts each day. As a by-product, every interaction between neurons creates a miniscule electrical discharge, measurable by EEG (electroencephalogram) machines. By themselves, these charges are impossible to measure from outside the skull. However, a dominant mental state, driven by collective neuron activity created by hundreds of thousands concurrent discharges, can be measured.
“I’m not going to speculate [about Glass] because time will tell with regards what is the right execution with regards to this idea of “heads-up”, so I think we’ve a lot of work to do, frankly, so I’m not going to speculate about that” Pannenbecker said. “But I think, as I said, this is for me an area that we want to engage in, I mean, this topic of heads-up not this particular solution for example. As I said, there’s a whole bandwidth of opportunities, and I think we as a company need to look very deeply into these opportunities, and then commit.”
"...Many of my systems, like Google Glass, modify the view of just one eye. I find this works well. But I arrange the optics so that the camera takes in exactly the same perspective as that eye does. I also position the display so that the wearer sees it directly ahead and doesn’t have to look up (as is necessary with Google Glass), down, or sideways to view it."
.....of the present.
Now.....what will the classroom of the future look like?
"...Now enter Google Glass, a device that allows us to walk around and overlay our entire reality with an Internet connection, put simply. It sounds awesome, but what actually happens when a society adapts to the likes of Google Glass and people completely disconnect from their surroundings? Isn’t that a little troubling to think about? Yes, you can take off the glasses at any time you want to jump back into the real world, but if people planned on taking them off that often there’s really no point in buying them at all. It’d just be easier to check your smartphone when you feel like connecting with others or using Internet-based services and apps.
"...When we put on these surveillance devices, we all become spies, or scrooglers, of everything and everyone around us."
AS Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard's fashion choices are poured over, news that her hipster specs have been given the flick for Google glasses will have the nation in a flap.
Ms Gillard yesterday got a chance to try the high-tech glasses which are tipped to cost at least $750USD and will allow users to wear a device that operates a lot like a smartphone. Google glass has motion sensors and GPS and can be controlled by voice commands or head tilts.
The PM got a chance to try out the new specs when she met with Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette and tried on the frames that designers are hoping to build in such a way that vision-impaired tech fans like Ms Gillard won't be required to wear both their own lenses and Google glass.