Cache me if you can!

Among all predictions of David Brin, a scientist and world-known author of science fiction, there is one confirmed and, like never urgent nowadays, also known as LifeCaching:

“Yet more Chinese piled off flywheel buses just ahead of Alex’s little car. wearing garish sunhats and Tru-Vu goggles that simultaneously protected the eyes and recorded for posterity every kitsch purchase from friendly concesssionaires touting ‘genuine’ New Zealand native woodcraft “

(Earth, 1990, p. 141)

Last Tuesday ZionEyez LCC published a press release of their concept. Camera shades capable of recording and streaming video, that can be transmitted to the online services such as YouTube or Facebook. “Sharing personal experiences online will no longer be a written status update and a few photos, but a full length HD video journal,” says Brent Burroff, co-founder of ZionEyez LLC. “Eyez gives people the ability to share the world as they see it in real time, from a truly first person perspective, without compromising convenience or style.”

Exciting. And there is one more interesting thing about that: our team came out with same concept, developing product for IPL course. Seems like during last year Kwela Hermmans’ Trendwatcher course we gained certain sense and feeling of what is coming next. Perhaps, we put our stake on the events as one of our 4P’s. Nevertheless, it is still a long way to go before reaching a tipping point and finally ask ourselves a question: “Where is our privacy gone?”

And if it is not China, then definitely Japan will bring significant contribution to a paradigm shift towards The Transparent Society. On that note, I’m leaving you with this hilarious pitch from the Japanese mobile development startup at Launch conference, San Francisco.

Oh, by the way, DOMO raised upward of $16 million in funding since its beginnings in 2008. Will it work? Possibly. At this moment, when Japan is in a such need of resources, we all hope, that DOMO and other projects will aid in the recovery process of  the country. And for those, who are willing to contribute, 7 Simple Ways to Help provides you with solutions you can use to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.


Good morning, good news

Thanks to Hoppala AR Content Platform, now we can easily create and maintain a content within AR. The service offers solution to generate and manage points of interest (POI) that can be integrated with Layar, Wikitude or Junaio platform. It simply runs in a browser (no Chrome support!) and no coding needed at all. It was available since Summer, 2010, but only with Layar support. Bruce Sterling in his blog “Beyond the Beyond” suggested that “it may be a mere matter of time before we can augment reality by snapping our fingers at it”

So, this morning started with tests. A few POI placed in front of InHolland University. In result we were able to see information using smartphone and any of three major AR browsers. Indeed, it worked on ease with Layar, but had major troubles with Junaio.

Nevertheless, it is a great opportunity for small businesses to reach their target group spending very little money, as no coders and expensive developers required anymore. Our team is looking forward to it, and will try to implement Hoppala in our marketing campaign.

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