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MIT Students Turn The Internet Into 6th Human Sense
The Future Of Computing
digitalghost

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Msg#: 3843482 posted 4:19 am on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they're done.

Link [blog.wired.com]

 

briggidere

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Msg#: 3843482 posted 4:53 am on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's just the start, but imagine what they'll be doing with this in the coming years.

bhonda

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Msg#: 3843482 posted 12:54 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hmm...looks really good.

Just wondering though...does it really class as a 'sixth' sense? Isn't this just another way of feeding into our existing 5 (primarily sight and sound)?

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Msg#: 3843482 posted 4:31 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

does it really class as a 'sixth' sense?

I agree. I would say that providing a tap into the spinal cortex for receiving the information directly (without using any of the existing senses) would qualify more as a 6th sense.

[edited by: engine at 8:34 am (utc) on Feb. 7, 2009]
[edit reason] fixed formatting [/edit]

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Msg#: 3843482 posted 4:53 pm on Feb 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

tap into the spinal cortex

That'll be in version 2.0. :)

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