Tag: Google Glass

Behold the HoloLens

Friday, 23 January, 2015 0 Comments

“Holograms are the next evolution in computing. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, introduces a powerful new holographic platform. The era of holographic computing is here.” Finally, Microsoft is promising something different. Regardless of how HoloLens turns out, there’s one thing it won’t be — Google Glass. HoloLens will be worn in private, for work and for play and, given the projected size, it should be a more powerful, more useful device than the one envisaged by Sergey Brin. Unlike his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, it looks like Satya Nadella has got the vision thing.

Replacing the (unreliable) eyewitness

Friday, 21 June, 2013 0 Comments

“Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in nearly 75% of convictions overturned through DNA testing.” So claims the Innocence Project. Imagine, then, a car crash in the near-future where one of the drivers captures the accident with her Google Glasses. Would the court prefer to watch the video rather than hear (unreliable) eyewitness testimony? Consider the implications for the justice system as it now operates. Discuss.

Further reading: “With wearable tech like Google Glass, human behavior is now a design problem” by Sean Madden.

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