As of this morning, you’re probably reading this on your phone! Your phone! And yet this is not the final incarnation of how you will receive information in your lifetime.
Google is boldly declaring that the computer as we know it will soon fade away into distant memory. Though they largely failed with “Google Glass,” their aspirations remain undeterred as they begin to tell their new vision of the augmented landscape of reality.
Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai disclosed in somewhat vague terms what they’re planning:
“Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor — will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day.”
Sounds like something out of the movie Her, doesn’t it?
It seems though that “Smart Contact Lenses” is where the future is pointing. Google already has a patent on an actual implantable device in your eye! It will do everything a computer does, and give you a nice heads-up display. The scary part is that it will “harvest energy” from you!
Google is not alone in this field of development, Sony and Samsung are also developing similar technology.
Sony has had their patent since 2013, but news about it only broke this week.
If this is really where technology is headed, would you get an eye implant to remain up to date?