Technology has seen great leaps in the last decade. From smartphones, WhatsApp, cloud computing, and now machine learning – innovations have transformed the way we work and live. And this is just the beginning. Who knows what upcoming technology might convert science fiction to reality?
By the way, we’re already there, halfway. You can slice Ninja fruits with just your eyes, wear glasses just like the ones in Men in Black, and leap into magical worlds from your living room.
Don’t believe us? Read on to know more.
Can your glasses take a picture, record a video, show directions, send messages, make phone calls, open search, and chats? Nope?
Google Glass can.
The Google Glass is a smart glass enabled with augmented reality, capable of displaying information in a hands-free format. The wearer can communicate with the internet through natural language commands. The glasses can also be controlled using a touchpad that is built into the side of the device.
The Rift headset from Oculus has changed the PC gaming world – for good. These 3D headsets empowered with virtual reality offer you an immersive experience of actually being inside a video game.
In the virtual world, you can walk around in otherworldly gaming environments with 360 degrees of movement. The Oculus Rift supports room-scale experiences in high-resolutions – perfect for your escape from reality.
And the best part? The Rift VR headsets are available at extremely affordable prices, starting from $300.
Eye-tracking has been discussed actively by technology aficionados for a long time. But the truth is, it is really challenging to implement. However, Eye Tribe, a Danish start-up company actually did this. They produced extremely affordable eye-tracking technology and were selling them to developers to incorporate in programs and applications.
Through the use of Eye Tribe’s software, users could direct smartphones, tablets, or computers with just a glance. The company was later acquired by Facebook for its Oculus division to incorporate the technology in VR gaming.
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