Re: Where the Future Goes to Die

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 05:39:33 MDT

On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 10:38:15PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> Terry W. Colvin wrote:
> > THE SONY HANDYCAM: some versions of Sony's Handycam came with infrared
> > technology that allowed "night shot" mode. Sony recalled the
> > product after it was discovered that, when the special feature was used in
> > daylight or a lighted room, it could see through clothing.
> Hey cool! Where can I get one? {8^D
> You know, I can imagine hysterical disinformation becoming a
> real problem for the first wearable computer users. Someone
> will start a goofy rumor, such as someone could run a gag headline
> that says wearable computers can create a digital image of a naked
> person, which is then superimposed on the heads of existing
> persons, so that the user gets the impression she is in a roomful
> of naked people.
> This would be the killer app that would sell em by the millions
> of course, but it could cause problems in the mean time. spike

Spike, I'm forwarding this to the wearables list :-)


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