Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Forbes.com: Wearable Wireless Displays Are In Sight

Forbes.com: Wearable Wireless Displays Are In Sight "Imagine having a 17-inch screen constantly at your disposal that lets you look up information online, check your e-mail or watch a movie--and that isn't attached to a laptop.
Soon, thanks to the burgeoning microdisplay industry, you probably will.
Small liquid crystal displays are already ever-present on our cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and PDAs. But scientists and startups alike have figured out how to make tiny wearable screens--with diagonals of less than half an inch--project what looks like a lifesize screen floating in space just a couple of feet from your eyes. These devices permit the wearer to remain totally engaged with their environment, able to see everything around them. The trick is in the magnifying optics on top of the display, which creates the illusion of a large, legible monitor that moves with you when you move your head."

We are Borg... I want one of these devices anyway, especially for working on planes etc.

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