12 thoughts on “Disruption: It moves in mysterious ways”

  1. Two quotes in one piece, hands-free camera and Watson.
    I still think the data model is wrong. Like Bill Gates WinFS regret this will be Googel’s, not changing the data model. What do I mean by that, take for example the Roller coaster ride, why not having some music (playlist) assigned to it. Calendar, email all have to be broken up to become useful, not the protocols, the data/UI. All data associated with any data any space time possibilities. Programming with voice control, programs are just sequences in space time.

    As an ex European, my wife sends me to the Grocery store. Now the list is on my phone, shared Google docs, but says 2cups of something. The something comes in pints, turns out I’m bad at judging volumes(just give me ml). Glass could know that and provide the data I need, based on previous conversions. Hey and convert that doc into a list from which I can delete by by voice or gesture, selecting and deleting with one hand su…

    Watson uses self directed batch learning, bad, but better than waiting for the guys in the white coats(Google) to provide another program. We did that in the 70’s, then the data model got changed by the spreadsheet …. While batch mode works kinda for search, it doesn’t for context. Context is [self] organized data, not a mix of sensor input data associated to concepts by a programmer.
    Another thing they should take a look at, G2 {IBM}, which is more advanced than Watson in terms of self organization.
    Or build it correctly from the ground up.

  2. I must admit, I had the ‘glorified camera’ perspective at first, but when I showed the video to a friend of mine who is a first response medical worker, he was immediately excited by the possibilities.

    He painted the scenario whereby he could arrive at an emergency scene, and Glass could give him information based on trauma conditions that he called out. It may also lookup medical records of unconscious patients via facial recognition. Show him ingress/egress routes into an unfamiliar building. Real time hookup back to HQ for planning and control of the situation. Research possible treatments via real time search. The list goes on.

    He was truly excited by what this could mean – and now so am I…

    1. Why we are pondering Watson, or the absent of Google in context research. To apply data one needs to know what context is, how it’s created and how it works. Google health?[2]

      When we think of changes to the health-care system, byzantine legislation comes to mind. But according to a growing number of observers, the next big thing to hit medical care will be new ways of accumulating, processing, and applying data—revolutionizing medical care the same way Billy Beane and his minions turned baseball into “moneyball.”
      The idea, they say, is no more fanciful than the notion of self-driving cars, experimental versions of which are already cruising California streets. “A world mostly without doctors (at least average ones) is not only reasonable, but also more likely than not,” wrote Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalist and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, in a 2012 TechCrunch article titled “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” He even put a number on his prediction: someday, he said, computers and robots would replace four out of five physicians in the United States.[1]

      1. The Robot Will See You Now

      2. http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/health/about/

  3. Having spent some time in the mobile mapping world, I have been considering presenting a project which fits right into the dashboard or the headboard. The big question is whether people want to wear these products, particularly if they don’t already wear glasses.

    We will see, but the opportunity is enormous!

    1. Actually people were very sceptical of the iPhone and especially the iPad. “Why would I want a giant iPod touch”, “There is no market for this and apple is going to crash and burn”. Look at the tablet market today. HUD’s have been extremely useful in the industrial world, this will put that into idea into the hands of every day individuals with unimaginable possibilities.

  4. Wearables are no doubt the future.
    The question is, will the price be $x paid up front for the hardware and services, or will it be complete surrender of your privacy in the service of advertisers?
    I know which model I want to see happen.

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