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Google Invents Micro Camera System for Future Contact Lenses | #Patents #AR #cyborgs

Google Invents Micro Camera System for Future Contact Lenses | #Patents #AR #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it

Last month Google surprised the market with a new wearable Glass off-shoot project relating to future smart contact lenses. Our report that was titled "Google Takes their Glass Vision to Smart Contact Lenses," will now act as a sort of foundational report for this invention on an ongoing basis. Today's new patent revelations cover the integration of tiny cameras into their future smart contact lenses. The user will ...

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Being that this is a patent application, Google focuses on the ideas they have for future their smart contact lenses and skirts any possible health issues that may arise from wearing devices that are constantly sending and receiving wireless communications. They don't explain what materials the camera and other components will be made of to determine whether there's a risk for possible allergic reactions or if there are risks to the eye being scratched by the various components outlined in this invention.

 

Yet, to Google's credit, we see in other recent patent applications published by the US Patent Office that they have gone out of their way to demonstrate that their R&D teams have been exploring many ways to ensure that their product will be safe. Of course until it passes through the hoops of varying Governmental bodies it won't be as safe as it should be, but in the short term, Google is demonstrating that they've thought this project through from many angles including consumer safety that we'll be covering in upcoming reports throughout the coming week.

 

Google originally filed their patent application back in Q4 2012. The US Patent Office published this patent application earlier this month. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.

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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality | #AR #cyborgs

The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality | #AR #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it
The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to 'augment' reality. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Augmented Reality past and future


"You need to have technology that is sufficiently comfortable and usable, and a set of potential adopters who would be comfortable wearing the technology," said Feiner at the gathering of the fledgling AR industry at the Augmented Reality Expo here Wednesday. "It would be like moving from big headphones to earbuds. When they are very small and comfortable, you don't feel weird, but cool." He added that glasses with a "sexy lump of bump" with electronics and display could also be cool to the early adopters, especially the younger generation that has grown up digital. However, he didn't have any prediction for when wearable computer would reach a mass market....

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Augmented Reality past and future

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Réalité augmentée, réalité orientée, par le philosophe Eric Sadin | #AR #enhanced #cyborgs

Réalité augmentée, réalité orientée, par le philosophe Eric Sadin | #AR #enhanced #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it

La notion de «réalité augmentée» peut être prise au pied de la lettre dans la mesure où le procédé permet de saisir des dimensions dissimulées rendues manifestes, révélant un panorama élargi des choses non directement perceptibles par les sens. Appellation qui pourrait tout autant faire l’objet d’une torsion, vu les conseils à vocation généralement commerciale, qui appelleraient un léger déplacement de la dimension plutôt flatteuse «d’augmentation», pour la prise en compte de la force «orientante», devant alors plus justement être qualifiée de «réalité orientée». ...


Via Jacques Urbanska, Lockall
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TOURNANT COGNITIF

 

La réalité augmentée expose la preuve patente d’une puissance virtuellement omnisciente de la technique collant désormais au corps ou faisant corps à notre perception des choses, à l’instar des Google Glass ou autres lunettes connectées qui adjoignent à l’expérience quotidienne un réservoir en théorie infini et évolutif d’indications en rapport. Ultime étape avant l’implémentation de lentilles au contact des rétines, nous érigeant comme des cyborgs non pas augmentés d’organes artificiels, mais enveloppés de données individuellement ajustées à chacun de nos «profils» et de nos situations. Dispositifs en sophistication croissante, dont on ne peut réduire la portée et les enjeux à de seules informations ou conseils prétendument «pertinents», mais qui appellent de saisir le «tournant cognitif» qui s’instaure.

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Meta Launches Its #AR Eyeglass @Hologram Computer To Compete With Glass I @Cyborgs

Meta Launches Its #AR Eyeglass @Hologram Computer To Compete With Glass I @Cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Meta, a Silicon Valley startup with an Israeli Defense Forces veteran at the helm, has opted to try to out-perform Glass in functionality, even if it means a significantly less lightweight product.

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Meta, a Silicon Valley startup with an Israeli Defense Forces veteran at the helm, has opted to try to out-perform Glass in functionality, even if it means a significantly less lightweight product. The company recently opened pre-ordering for its first consumer product, Meta Pro glasses.


So what can the user do with an always-on hologram interface? Much of that will depend on the roughly 1,500 third-party developers who are set to receive the chunky prototype headset in early 2014.

But in one app the company demoed to press, the user can pinch a sun icon to turn a connected lamp on and off. In another, the user can create a 3D digital object and physically plop it in a 3D printer to print. The headset also displays the user’s smartphone interface, allowing him or her to use its apps through the Meta display.

 




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