Selasa, 10 Februari 2009

Ad-Skip This: TV in Contact Lenses

"Televisions could be fitted into contact lenses within ten years, according to analysts. The sets would be powered by the viewer's body heat, according to Ian Pearson, a so-called "futurologist" who has advised leading companies including BT on new technologies." -- Telegraph

Why the paper is referring to Mr. Pearson as analysts (in plural) is not clear, but the guy was writing about this stuff back as early as 1991: "Imagine that as you walk past a shop, some images tell you there is a sale on that camera you were dreaming of. Then as you approach someone, you see Robocop style information all about them, relayed back from the network based on the images being captured by the video circuitry in the lens. Imagine the social embarrassment you could avoid when the person says Hi John and you’ve no idea who they are. Now the information is all there in front of you."

He also predicted oil at $30 by 2030 -- back in September 2008, when barrel went for $96.