"He [the house owner] was not my friend but I talked with him for three hours, and now he is my friend. That is how long it takes to understand each other, to share our feelings, and background, and career. Maybe Telepathy makes that shorter. If you are getting info from the crowd and social networks, that will happen more easily. And this man is involved in getting investment from
This is Iguchi's fondest hope. That seeing somebody else's literal point of view will help you to see their metaphorical point of view. As a student, he explains, he studied philosophy by day and taught himself how to code by night.
"And one day I opened the door of my apartment and I suddenly realised that everything is code. That was my enlightenment. Everything is coded and is shareable between humans. And everything can be encoded and decoded. And if code is exchangeable between humans, that will end all war against each other."
What philosophy were you reading at the time, I ask.
Ah: So Telepathy glasses are a way of becoming Superman?
"That is my dream. That everyone can understand each other. Each other's moods, ideas, everything." In this, perhaps, Iguchi is an heir to early computer pioneers such as
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What more could a Mamil (middle-aged man in Lycra) require? A pair of Recon Jets, targeted at athletes, with "onboard gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, altimeter and thermometer", that's what. While you could probably find most of these gadgets in a wristwatch-style device, where's the fun in that? Save the energy you expend in lifting your arm on maximising your performance, and film daring manoeuvres with the onboard camera. And of course, look cool. Already on sale at
Unlike Google Glass, but like Recon Jet, these are actual glasses, though aesthetically their design seems to owe less to
Meta Augmented Reality Glasses
For purest sci-fi, the Meta glasses (above) look set to offer the best likelihood of allowing you to act out your
If Google Glass is too cool for you, and you need more nerd power, this could be it. The look is of a Madonna-style headset microphone that some energetic dancing has caused to slip, and it is now somewhat unfortunately obscuring your line of vision. While
Meanwhile, at 'Project Glass':
¦ Developed by
¦ Rumours of "Project Glass" became reality last year when
¦ It's still not known what they'll cost - though the latest rumour has them for around pounds 200 - or when they'll be officially launched to the public - though the latest suggestion is that they may be here by the end of the year.
¦ It is known that you can take photos, video, read your emails, surf the net and stream the view to your friends via Google Hangout. But the real excitement, and the reason
¦ What else do we know? That the first ever Google Glass porn offering (the wonderfully named Tits and Glass) got banned, that surgeons are already using it in theatre, that a CPR app may enable you to save a life, and that some people are really very, very excited by it all.
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