we see things differently now

Posted by on May 15th, 2012 in Head-Up Displays, photos

This photo, taken with Google’s HUD+ prototype Project Glass, has been circulating around the net over the past few days. It keeps coming back to mind; mostly when I’m at the park trying to get that shot of my dog being super cute, to post on hipstergram.

The shorthand for HUDs has generally been “Terminator vision”, but this powerfully shows its most compelling use is just the opposite.

Remember when we used to call buildings to see if people were in them? Remember when we sent taps along wires to talk to our distant loved ones? Remember when we covered fires with blankets to send signals? We see things differently now.

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One Response to “we see things differently now”

  1. I've been playing with a Looxcie head-mounted camera lately, and one of the best uses I've found for it so far is to record people's special events and moments from your perspective and give it to them as a gift.

    A hands-free point-of-view camera captures conversations and natural moments in a way a hand-held camera doesn't, because people will always look at a hand-held camera instead of the person holding it. When you're holding a camera, you become a cameraman. When you're wearing a camera, you're still you.

    I'm really looking forward to people sharing and gifting snippets of their perspective even more naturally than we share photos today.

    Of course, the other thing I'm using the Looxcie for is to record my combat shooting matches, so maybe there's something to this "Terminator vision" thing too :)