Luke (raveler1) wrote in futurewatch,
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Wearables

Remember Pac-Man? He's back, in a format called Mixed Reality Gaming. Now, instead of controlling the little yellow dude by joystick, you take on the role, and navigate either the streets of your city, or an indoor maze by walking around.

This is made possible by wearables, at about the power of a desktop computer, and a virtual reality visor. The visor still looks clunky, but the Mixed Reality Research facility has made progress with normal eye-glass type screens, so hopefully this will improve over time. Right now, the system works using Bluetooth, GPS, and WAN, but the possiblities of integrating bio- or nano-tech (distributed networking) are certainly interesting.

Links:
BBC article
Mixed Reality Lab
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