[extropy-chat] Futures Past

Neil H. neuronexmachina at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 07:24:26 UTC 2005

On 10/9/05, Dirk Bruere <dirk.bruere at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/9/05, Greg Burch <gregburch at gregburch.net> wrote:
> >
> > 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 PDAs

How much do devices like these actually cost? I imagine with a bluetooth
cell phone, and a bluetooth-enabled eye display, earpiece, and twiddler
keyboard, one could do some interesting things.

Toss in a GPS receiver and a camera with decent object recognition

-- Neil
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