One Step Closer To Wearable Displays
from the where-can-I-sign-up? dept
People have been talking about display technology embedded in a pair of glasses for years, and it's looking like they may not be that far away. Microdisplay companies are doing good business building mini-screens for digital cameras and mobile phones, but the idea of wearable heads-up displays is where they expect the big money to come from. They're already being used in military and medical environments, but they're moving one step down the latter to industrial uses as well. From there, it's not that much farther to go for more general purposes. Right now, most of the heads-up displays are still bulky and ugly (though, not nearly as bulky as they were a few years ago), but the companies clearly realize where this is headed, and are working hard to make glasses with embedded displays that are both functional and "cool" looking. Combined with a phone or a personal mobile gateway device, and you could have full internet access all the time. As someone in the article points out, at that point, what we use internet access for may change in completely unexpected ways.