[extropy-chat] Read All About It

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jul 13 07:03:43 UTC 2004

On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:31:53AM +0930, Emlyn wrote:

> Nice points about the bath, me too on all those.

OLED and polymer electronics + wireless + thin-film battery should be there in a
half decade, in a sufficiently cheap package. 
> What I *want* is a HUD that somehow just works without me wearing much
> in the way of gear (a pair of glasses might be ok). I want text to
> just float out there, invisible to everyone else. No holding a book,
> that's too much like hard work.

Lazy, lazy, lazy :)
> I guess I'd need an input device of some kind; maybe little finger
> thimbles that let you point & click, somehow sensing where your
> fingers are in relation to the virtual display? Yeah!

It is not that difficult to do realtime fingertip tracking from video alone.
HUDs are naturally see-through, even no need for translucency.

The only thing amazing me that I'm waiting for this for >15 years, all the
way since VR craze and Private Eye.

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