Originally Posted by Gatorguy
In my view all the media hype and excitement about smartphones will largely be passe' within another three years at most. The "next big thing" will be Glass projects from the likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIM and others. By then the biggest single draw for the iPhone might simply be that it's a required device for Apple's version of Glass. That a new iPhone itself might be coming up will be ho-hum. Same with Android phones in general. They just aren't going to getting a whole lot of media hype within just another few years, having transitioned closer to commodity status.
Just my opinion of course.
Well, shucks, you are co-opting an idea that I've been floating here for the last year or so, but you are twisting it in Google's direction. No surprise there.
Yes, the next big thing WILL be wearable screens, emphasis on the plural, because they will be binocular—so you can see the content in 3-D.
Google's "Glass" apparatus is so far for one eye only. This is typical of their usual anti-aesthetic. As I've said here before, It will lead to even more cerebral disharmony than we have now.
Apple's patents and applications have mostly, as far as I know, featured two image panes, one for each eye.
Stereo vision of electronic image display will be the next big thing, connected to the pocket computer/phone as you say, and it will be the most powerful communications medium yet. To use Google's monocular "Glass" term is to do this momentous shift in technology a gross injustice.Edited by Flaneur - 12/23/12 at 11:25am