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WCGW: “Sixth Sense” technology

March 11th, 2009

I read an article on Gizmodo today that falls squarely into the What Could Go Wrong category: “Sixth Sense Technology May Change How We Look at the World Forever.”  Excerpts:

The camera recognizes objects around you instantly, with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface, including the object itself or your hand. Then, you can access or manipulate the information using your fingers.

The true power of Sixth Sense lies on its potential to connect the real world with the Internet, and overlaying the information on the world itself.

Don’t get me wrong – this looks very, very cool.  I just don’t want to be wearing one when the spammers take over, with context-sensitive ads for all to see – or worse, context-unrelated ads (click to enlarge):

I do NOT want to be on a date when this happens.

I do NOT want to be on a date when this happens.

Yep.  Very cool idea, but what could possibly go wrong?

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