Friday, July 30, 2004
Future Gear: What's Next: Fleeting Experience, Mirrored in Your Eyes
The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > What's Next: Fleeting Experience, Mirrored in Your Eyes
Will this be the next major leap in human-computer interfaces? Maybe, but my bet is on infrared to server the same purpose. It seems much lower tech and therefore more likely to actually be usable any time soon. It seems to me that the same amount of gear is required infront of they eye, so there is no advantage there, and doing image processing on a reflected pupil has to be a lot easier than doing image processing and interpolation of an entire photo for each frame of video.
I should also point out that the developers of this technology state that they may be able to get information from old movies and photos to determine what the subject/actor was seeing and looking at. This lends some credibility to my counter of Arthur C. Clarke's statement in "Profiles of the Future" that "No amplifier can recapture the words you spoke a minute ago...". We're not there yet, but it does seem like we're getting a bit closer.