AWE 2013: Six trends in Augmented Reality — from arblog.inglobetechnologies.com
Charting technology’s new directions: A conversation with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson — from mckinsey.com
A leading expert explores the new relationship between man and machine and the challenges that emerge when innovation is decoupled from growth in jobs and incomes.
Thanks to Mr. Andrew Vanden Heuvel (one of the early explorers), I was able to briefly try Google Glass out today
I can see numerous applications involving augmented reality, journalism, videography, medicine, and other disciplines/areas. However, I can also see how this sort of thing comes with concerns re: privacy and security. But as with any technology, the technology itself is neither good nor bad — it’s how we use it.
From DSC: re: Adobe’s Project Context:
This is the type of hardware/software combination that I’ve been hoping for and envisioning! Excellent!
It appears to be the type of setup whereby students could quickly and easily collaborate with one another — in a face-to-face setting (and ideally in remote locations as well) — by not just displaying files but also being able to share files with one another. Files can be sent up to the interactive, multi-touch displays as well as to an interactive table. So it’s not just displaying files, but actually sharing files and being able to collaboratively work on a project.
Eventually, I see this being able to be done in your living room. What if MOOCs could integrate this type of web-based collaboration into their projects?
But for now, this is a HUGE step forward in this vision. Great work Adobe! This is innovative! Very helpful!
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Looking at a sampling (below) of the emerging technologies starting to hit the landscapes…
I am struck with the thought that, we need as many hearts of flesh out there as possible!
I hope that these types of very powerful technologies are used by people who care about each other and who respect the dignity of others; those who lift up and value life.
- Are we paying enough attention to information technology’s dark side?
Technological power is not new, of course, but information technology’s exponential pace and declining cost is changing how the global game is played and who the players are. Control of technology is passing from the richest states and governments to smaller groups and individuals, and the results are both inspiring and terrifying. As Goodman says, “The ability of one to affect many is scaling exponentially—and it’s scaling for good and it’s scaling for evil.”
- Pentagon to deploy more than 100 cyber teams by 2015
- The future of surveillance will turn society into a massive online game (Quick comment from DSC: While I dislike the title of this article, it’s very relevant to this posting.)
- A search engine for The Internet of Things (IoT)
Shodan, a little-known search engine, is the go-to site to find out about nuclear power plants control centers, gas stations, and highway signs connected to the internet.
- 13-foot 12,000-pound mechanized robot suit now for sale in Japan
- This week in bots: The robots we build to kill for us
- Who’s responsible when robots kill? ‘We Robot’ Conference hunts answers
- The terrifying future is 3D printed weapons <– the dark side of 3D printing
This item on the DoD’s PETMAN project
- For some, Google Glasses raise privacy concerns
As the launch of the latest interactive technology creeps closer, discussions about how the public will adapt have started to surface.
- Facebook addresses Facebook Home privacy concerns
- Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy
- Fake Twitter followers become multimillion-dollar business
- 3D scanner scans objects from over a half mile away, watches the grass grow
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