DailyDirt: Boys Don't Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Augmented Reality Displays On Their Heads…

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Smartphones and tablets are popular devices nowadays, but what’s going to come next? Smartwatches or smartglasses or smartshoes? Besides Google Glass, there are a bunch of wearable computers on the market already. So far, the smartglasses haven’t quite caught on, but maybe they just need a bit more time for people to get used to the interface. Here are just a few examples of smartglasses that you can buy if you want a glimpse into the “future” of electronic gadgets.

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Thin Devices says:

Keep it thin

The GlassUp sounds interesting. More generally, though, what I’d love to see is a whole series of “thin” devices that serve only as user interface platforms and rely on other devices to provide video via encrypted wireless connections. Such devices would include thin tablets (an iPad type interface device, wirelessly combined with a quad-core desktop PC as an encrypted video server) as well as wearable devices like GlassUp.

Anonymous Coward says:

I’m actually sort of surprised that companies have been putting the entire computer in the headgear itself up to now. Normal-looking glasses as a simple monitor, with a more powerful device carried in your pocket, makes more sense to me.

Although I really think it’d work best with a camera. The smartphone itself works as an input device for now, but personally I could see the camera eventually becoming the sole input device, using gestures and virtual input devices.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I think augmented reality glasses could replace not only monitors, but also keyboards and mice.

Thin Devices says:

Re: Keep it thin

Yes, that’s what I meant – the thin devices will handle all the user interface stuff (touchpad for the thin tablet, cameras, microphones, speakers, mice & keyboard equivalents, etc., as well as the monitor function of serving up video, all transferred back to the quad-core desktop PC with mondo gigabytes of memory and mondo terabytes of disk space via a heavily encrypted (I suggest the very same cascading triple encryption that TrueCrypt uses) wireless connection.

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