Noilly Prattle: A Touch of Glass

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Touch of Glass

Do you remember Geordi?
Geordi La Forge

Star Trek junkies will know that Geordi La Forge is a helmsman aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TV Sci Fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Geordi was born blind and his identifying characteristic is the wrap-around glasses called a VISOR (Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement) that he wears in the series.

What goes around comes around and Google has come out with a pair of glasses with a small computer attached that seems to be able to do amazing things. It is called “Google Glass”. So, step aside such dinosaurs as iPhone, iPod, iPad, or any other clumsy hand held device.

Here's a modest example of how they might look on you:

videocam and display above the right eye--
I assume the ordinary lenses could be prescription.


Anonymous said...

oh dear…

did I tell you that friends of mine were at the finish line at The Boston Marathon, just 20 minutes before the explosion.

Nancy was walking to her car when she heard the deafening sound of dozens of ambulances. She looked up and said she saw the eeriest sight…everyone around her had their eyes glued to their Iphones…there was pure silence.

Shades of the future…and the future is here

Anonymous said...

ps. do blue glasses match your eyes?

Noilly Prattle said...

Yeah. I've heard of couples out on a date sitting across from each other at a restaurant table texting (or sexting) on their cells. Go figure! Virtual reality more real than the real world of blood, sweat and tears--probably less painful as well.

No, my eyes aren't blue. The blue Google Glass sample was the only one I could find that I could cut and paste and blend onto my own face convincingly. They were originally on the photo of another older man.

BTW, who wants to know?