Pranav Mistry of MIT Media Labs, called one of the 3 greatest minds on earth today, has created a new wearable device called SixthSense. Watch the video below, compliments of Ted.com, and be amazed. Then realize…
You can create this yourself for a few dollars in off-the-shelf parts, and free open-source software Pranav is making publicly available!
We grew up interacting with the physical objects around us. There is an enormous number of them that we use every day. Unlike most of our computing devices, these objects are much more fun to use. When you talk about objects, one other thing automatically comes attached to that thing, and that is gestures: how we manipulate these objects, how we use these objects in everyday life. We use gestures not only to interact with these objects, but we also use them to interact with each other. A gesture of “Namaste!”, maybe, to respect someone, or maybe — in India I don’t need to teach a kid that this means “four” in cricket. It comes as a part of our everyday learning.
In this video, Barry Schwartz “…makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.”… Pay special attention to his explanation of why corporate incentives don’t work.
This video was recorded at the TED Conference in February 2009… [click to play]