Sixth Sense -- Genius... ?

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    May 26, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    So one of my friends showed me a video regarding Microsoft's "Sixth Sense". "SixthSense" is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig2RSID-kn8

    What are your thoughts on this? Revolutionary, or Dangerous?
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    May 26, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    How do you perceive this as dangerous?

    Well, unless it's the start of Skynet, in which case we're fucked.
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    May 26, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    Pyrotech saidHow do you perceive this as dangerous?

    Well, unless it's the start of Skynet, in which case we're fucked.


    Haha, gotta hate that Skynet. I personally see it as a fantastic step in technology, but others might not see it that way. Perhaps because if the loss of privacy? I'm not sure. Either way I'm buying one when it's released, Haha.
  • calibro

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    May 26, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    oh it probably seems like a good idea until the end there's some stupid twist
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    May 26, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    There was a rather lengthy video posted about Sixth Sense here a few months ago. It looks like it could have a lot of potential, I'd like to see what comes out of it.
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    May 26, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    calibro saidoh it probably seems like a good idea until the end there's some stupid twist


    Goddamn it, you beat me to it. Good to have you back, reading my friggen' mind, calibro.
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    May 26, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    calibro saidoh it probably seems like a good idea until the end there's some stupid twist


    Goddamn it, you beat me to it. Good to have you back, reading my friggen' mind, calibro.


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  • MikemikeMike

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    May 26, 2011 10:32 AM GMT
    I saw Terminator- what day do computers become self aware again?? That will be the end of the world not May 21 like that stupid numerologist predicted!! icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gif
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    May 26, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Trevium20 saidPerhaps because if the loss of privacy? I'm not sure.


    Well, we live in the 'information age' now. Nothing is really private anymore. If I find someone's first name and what city they live in, it usually only takes about 10 to 20 minutes to find out their full name, names of their family members, their address and phone number, where they work, their work schedule, sometimes even how much they paid for their house, when, and whose name the house is listed under (in case you want a spouse's name / info). Every now and then I can come up with a social security number. All of this info comes up without having to use any tactics to get into a database. Throw in a couple lines of code on a state's website (a lot are poorly made), and this info is even easier to get.

    And get this: people give this shit up! You can get addresses and phone numbers from facebook of all places! Phones record everywhere we go, which is then stored by Google or Apple, depending on your phone. The only 'privacy' people have left are what they look like naked behind closed doors, and even still, some people put up pics online of what they look like naked, so there goes that too.

    I say forget privacy; let's increase technology. I'm with you; I'm buying into the technology.
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    May 27, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    cold saidThe future of porn just got a whole lot brighter.


    ^ This. Hahaha.
  • NerdLifter

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    May 27, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    I've envisioned a future like this since I was 8 years old. The technology for this is definitely on track but a good 10-20 years away. Likely longer. The problem is affordability; most of what is in the video has already been done, but to actually construct devices/locations that can do that is heavily expensive. Need to find a way to make it economical.
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    May 27, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    I enjoyed that video. An interesting glimpse at how work will look like, possibly, in the future.

    To the OP - I don't see the technology necessarily as dangerous. It's exciting, clearly. However, I don't believe that it's the technology - rather, I feel it's the people who can be dangerous with their (new) tools.
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    May 28, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    awesome concept but why is it that they still havent figured out how to replace yale keys?
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    Jun 04, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidI saw Terminator- what day do computers become self aware again?? That will be the end of the world not May 21 like that stupid numerologist predicted!! icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gif


    According to Sarah Connor, Judgment Day should have been on April 21, 2011.
    Sarah Connor is a fuckin liar. Isn't she?
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    Jun 06, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    charlitos saidawesome concept but why is it that they still havent figured out how to replace yale keys?


    Yale Keys have been replaced for quite some time, It's just not a cheap alternative to a physical key. Hotels use cards, There's sensor technology, ect. What it comes down to is actual price for things.