Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Is there a wearable Internet device in your future


MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group showcased a wearable computing system that allows users to display and interact with the Web on any surface - including the human body. This development blurs the distinction between the machine and the interface. ReadWriteWeb. For a really amazing video of how this works see LDS Media Talk. The video below shows the system’s main developer taking photographs with his hands, calling up Amazon review data onto the cover of a physical book, displaying information about a person he’s just met on the person’s t-shirt, and calling someone by inputting a phone number onto the palm of his hand.

No matter how far you think technology has come, there is always some new amazing thing that seems to change the way we think about using information. Given the amount of information I now use through my iPhone, I can imagine how much more information would be available through this kind of system. Just think of the possibilities.

To see more of these ideas go to the TED Ideas worth spreading Website.

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