Stylish, Intelligent, AND Discrete, Augmented Reality Glasses Get Cloud Access
Cloud-connected, augmented reality.... Vuzix partners with "Biglobe" a member of Japan's NEC group of IT companies, to offer intimate details of your friends, neighbors, or just a lucky bystander's internet persona, internet activities, and their whereabouts... all in a lovely, plastic contraption which can be handily attached to the front of your face.
What will they think of next?
The 'concept' uses a magnificent headset, which is integrated with a camera placed virtually inside one of the user's eyes, then using a web connection wirelessly tied to Biglobe's servers, the interface identifies the latest tweets, Twitter and Facebook profiles, of any lucky passerby.
Apparently it can also identify fish, if that helps. The system can readily add to a wearer's ability by, “helping the user identify fish and fishing techniques right on the river.” No joke. (Just try to be barely noticeable, so the fish aren't clued in... k?)
Augmented, in reality, means developed. Here's hoping a developed idea of privacy insists that face recognition be kept to image protocol, not physical ambush.