Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Specs go multi-channel

We like this one. Electronic contact lenses displaying images in front of the wearer’s eyes!

It’s sufficiently nerdy but it’s out there and it’s happening. Right now it’s being tested on animals but those guys at Washington University (Seattle) want to begin human trials.

You could be walking along a street trying to find a restaurant and a virtual map would appear before your eyes.

You could surf the net without a keyboard or screen. You could even head off on a virtual holiday from the comfort of your hotel room when you’re supposed to be writing a report.

At the first Travolution Summit in April 2006, BT futurologist Ian Pearson talked about the convergence of travel and gaming.

Similarly, at the TTI Spring Conference last year futurologist Rohit Talwar of FastFuture, gave his view on how some of these technologies will affect our world.

Linda Fox, lead reporter, Travolution

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