Day 116: In Your Eyes

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April 25, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

I wish I had something profound to say about the importance of today’s project.  That’s not to say that I don’t think it’s important – on the contrary, I think it’s a sign of a marvelous future and an exciting step forward in human technology.  I also just think it’s very, very cool.

Vergence Labs is developing a new generation of eyewear that goes beyond keeping the sun out of your eyes and making you look cool (though it will hopefully do both of those things as well).  They’re working on two distinct pieces of innovative, wearable technology that’s sure to change your outlook.


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vergencelabs/redefine-reality-with-computing-enabled-eyewear

This now becomes an incredible way to capture actual memories of what you saw, from your point of view; instead of just small snippets of videos.  You could then share these experiences across social websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  And what if the product had sun glasses you could turn on (or off) at the push of a button, so you could always keep the glasses on, whether you’re indoors or out.  This would be awesome! The problem is, this product doesn’t exist.  Until now!

Wearable computers have been the daydream of science fiction for decades.  Technology extends our human capacity and integration expands our human experience – together, man and machine experience the world in remarkable new ways and open doors to possibilities of even greater days after tomorrow.

For less than the price of a nice set of Oakley’s, you too can don a set of the next generation in fashion and functionality, share your point of view like never before and probably be the envy of everyone who’s not yet looking at the world through silicon-colored glasses.

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