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Jun132013

Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers “Killer Existence”

Other people opine. Thad Starner knows from years of experience.

Few gadgets have generated as much excitement and hostility as Google Glass, a voice-activated computer-monitor combo worn on eyeglass frames. Now being tested by early adopters, Glass is an ambitious attempt to advance “wearable computing.” It’s also a milestone for Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor who has been building and wearing head-mounted computers since 1993. A decade ago, he showed Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin a clunky version of such a device; in 2010 they hired Starner to be a technical lead for Project Glass.

Full article at MIT Technology Review

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looks like there are some apps (like winky -- http://www.getsaga.com/blog/nudge-nudge/) that let you use your glass as a "spy device" without others knowing it's on. i'd be interested to hear starner's thoughts on that.

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