It is kind of meh right now, I agree, but the possiblities of combining technologies like they are experimenting with are crazy!!! Especially if they incorporate the functions of gps/wifi/compass into a pair of sunglasses like Oakley put the mp3 into their thump glasses:
Originally Posted by sting7k
- a walking tour of a major city, Paris, D.C., etc. as you scan around it will tell you which Smithsonian building you are looking at, what exhibits are there, the cost of admission, its operating hours, etc.
- walk down the mall and the details of each shop pop up on tags. Hours of operation, sizes of merchandise available, etc. If they also incorporate technology like they do for quadrapalegics in wheelchairs where they blink to control things on a screen, one long blink for a mouse click, two for a double click or whatever, you can access the stores you have accounts in and make a purchase as you are walking by the store. They'll mail it to you.
- apps with tags to help alzheimers patients who walk away and get lost
- like Terminator where the T-100 can view the world in IR and can access targeting and range information while it is looking at the target
- all of reality could be viewed in an augmented fashion. Heck, the brick cell phone came out in the late 80's, just 20 years ago. What do you think the next 20 or the next 5 will bring?
Yeah, Yelp's Monocle is just meh for now, but the technology they're baby-stepping with is the wave of the future. I'm excited to see what happens!