At the first glance this whole brain-computer interface thing looks like some kind of scam. But if we take it for a fact that the guy’s hat can read the pattern of some simple and easy to verbalize thought (like making a fist) then the rest seems realistic and easy enough.
D-Wave is a perfect example of a niche business: company that sells the world’s only commercial quantum computer. They just scored their second client – a collaboration between Google, NASA and the non-profit Universities Space Research Association.
These guys will explore machine learning and other stuff, probably with the usual ultimate goal to create a super-intelligent computer and make it rule the world.
Welcome to the future of mobile development – Google rolls out the Mirror API for future Glass developers.
Glass is a unique platform that is mobile but fundamentally different than existing mobile platforms in both design and use. To develop great experiences and effectively test them, you need to have Glass and use it in your everyday life. This is why the Google Mirror API is in a Developer Preview and actual access to the API service will be rolled out slowly, starting with the Glass Explorers as they get their Glass.
In the meantime, start reading about the Google Mirror API and start dreaming about the next, great, mobile experience. We hope you are as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to see the great things you’ll build!
Sounds like fun, let’s hope they wouldn’t close it in a year like other not-so-lucky projects…
Very precise prediction of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke about the role (and size) of computers in our time.
Clip from 1974 for Australia’s ABC network, via gizmodo.com.
Stephen Wolfram, creator of wolframalpha.com computational knowledge engine talks about his projects and his ambitious goals.