MIT researchers make 'sixth sense' gadget

Feb 05, 2009
A woman looks at a multi-touch screen in Los Angeles, California. US university researchers have created a portable "sixth sense" device powered by commercial products that can seamlessly channel Internet information into daily routines.

US university researchers have created a portable "sixth sense" device powered by commercial products that can seamlessly channel Internet information into daily routines.



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earls
not rated yet Feb 05, 2009
Actually sounds pretty cool the more I read about it...

Wonder if it will ever come to market.

I don't see how it lets you see dead people though.
O2L
not rated yet Feb 05, 2009
that IS cool.
but whats with this whole sixth sense thing?
earls
5 / 5 (1) Feb 05, 2009
Just a "marketing" / "press release" spin for attention. What they're trying to convey is that it gives you a new "sense" of awareness due to the ability to consume and interact with vast amounts of information in a quick, new, efficient way.
Mayday
1 / 5 (1) Feb 05, 2009
Is that a projector in your pocket, or are you just happy to google me?
bmcghie
not rated yet Feb 05, 2009
Now that is the start of The Future, as it's usually portrayed in sci-fi. I want one.

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