In which Justin Rattner brings a bit of much needed realism where there’s been little more than hype…
Before augmented-reality eyewear can move into the mainstream, however, Google and its ilk must address some fundamental shortcomings in smartglass technology, including bulky designs, high prices and a dearth of software that would enable them to be more than head-mounted camera phones.
Google should aim for a headset with see-through lenses that allows the wearer to look straight ahead rather than at a small screen off to the side. So says Justin Rattner, a man who, along with his colleagues at chipmaker Intel, spends a lot of time engineering the future of computing technology. Rattner, an Intel Senior Fellow, serves as director of Intel Labs and as the company’s chief technology officer.
The Central European nation of Hungary, following two decades of unsuccessful economic liberalization after its break from the former Soviet Union, is once again devolving into right-wing authoritarianism. The European Union, faced with a host of serious regional problems, is looking the other way.
The worldwide financial crisis is putting great pressure on democracy. No one should need to remind Europeans what happened the last time this occurred.
It is now a fact: Hungary is no longer a democracy.
President János Áder has just signed the implementation decrees for new constitutional reforms that wipe out what was left of opposition forces against the government.
More particularly, the Constitutional Court is no longer allowed to give its opinion about the content of laws and to refer to its own case-law – which results in the loss of almost all monitoring power on the…
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Someone, or something, might well have strange technologies. In early March, 1986, I witnessed a light moving through the sky over Papaeete very early one morning. At first I thought it a satellite track, having seen many over the years. But this executed manoeuvres such as I’ve never seen any aircraft execute. It’s something I’ve never been able to explain and by definition, it was a UFO. Beyond that, I’d prefer not to make any assumptions.
Of course, it’s also perfectly reasonable to believe the current spate of ‘activity’ surrounding UFOs is more than coincidentally happy publicity for Steven Greer.
…and a second reason to celebrate May Day. Enjoy yours.