I love tech.
Researchers are working hard to harness the hands-free nature of Google Glass to improve the lives of those with compromised mobility, vision and hearing.
Glass has an expected on-sale date sometime in 2014. As a product still in its infancy, it recalls the iPhone’s early days as a smartphone with promise and woefully few apps. But while Glass’ full potential will be determined down the road, it already has distinguished itself as a potentially life-changing tool for the disabled.
Researchers in a range of disciplines are looking into ways to leverage Glass’ inherent advantage over the smartphone — its hands-free nature — to help those who navigate life with compromised mobility, vision and hearing. There’s even work being done to assist those with autism, using facial recognition software to help identify the emotions of others.
Perhaps not since the invention of text-to-voice and other speech-recognition software has a tech invention had such potential to help the disabled.
Ever wondered about the (over) use of adjectives and adverbs in real text? I have. In fact I wrote a program to analyze it in my writing. (See some results here.) Somebody else has done it, too. Starting with with that famed “It was a dark and story night” author, Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s work Paul Clifford.
|Nova Genesis World versus A List of 40 Superhero Cliches and Tropes was recently linked to by SFSignal SF/F/H Link Post for 2013-10-16Wiki version
On February 3rd, 1947 a supernova wavefront changed everything. A previously unknown galactic civilization intervened saving the majority of life of Earth. In the wake of the Galactics’ intervention, people started to develop powers declaring themselves superheroes and supervillains. Thirty seven years later Michael Gurick watches his superhero father die, and vowed to revenge by Dispensing Justice.
Because, fencing, you know? (I can even tell that she’s wielding a foil.)