[extropy-chat] Futures Past

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 00:16:12 UTC 2005

On 10/9/05, Greg Burch <gregburch at gregburch.net> wrote:
> Hal, I had forgotten this. In some ways, our exchange is even more telling
> for the sea-change my own thinking and attitudes have undergone since then
> than the original projections, because we were having our discussion right
> at the very precipice of the Bust.
> Two items in the discussion hit home personally. The first is the
> discussion of VR/retina painters. I invested heavily in the company that I
> mentioned in the exchange you site -- Microvision. That company has working
> technology that every single person who has seen it comes away from
> convinced that a major revolution in interface technology is just around the
> corner. But that's been true for SEVEN YEARS. They have been on the verge of
> de-listing for the last five years and I lost a literal fortune in my
> investment in the company. It's hard not to have an experience like that and
> become very, very skeptical of future projections.
I used a device (IIRC) around 1990 called (IIRC) the Eyephone.
It was the size of a pack of chewing gumn that sat in front of one eye and
projected a 720x350 display.
I've been waiting ever since.
I too cannot understand why such has not replaced the screen on laptops and

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