Meta germinated out of a Columbia University project, advised by augmented reality pioneer Professor Steven Feiner. The idea took shape a year and a half ago when Gribetz combined an Xbox Kinect gestural controller with Ray Ban glasses. "It was clunky heavy, expensive and an inferior version with Kinect on my head, but I could track a ball of fire in my hand. It wasn't accurate or wonderful, but it was enough to tell me I have to improve the various components," Gribetz said. The current generation of Meta glass is bulky and tethered to an external computer, but Meta, which now has 12 employees, has bigger ambitions.
"People expect it to take off a lot later than it will, Glasses technology will be wearable all day in a year, not in 5 to 10 years," said Sand, Meta will have its next generation glasses available at the end of the year, Gribetz said, which will be one-third the weight and less bulky than the current generation, include an on-board computer and look like "sporty, sexy glasses."The key for Meta is getting developers on board, The company is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund manufacturing of the glasses for application developers, The meta 1 Developers Kit will be available via Kickstarter for $750, and include the stereoscopic glasses, depth-tracking camera example applications, and a Unity 3D game engine framework for dancing skull iphone case managing gestures and tracking control..
"We will appeal to developers who want to be at the cutting edge, leaving behind flat devices. They could paint an iPhone on a hand that could do what you do with a smartphone today, and then throw it away," Gribetz said. Meta plans to model itself after Apple, selling its own hardware and operating system, and working with app developers to build out an ecosystem, Gribetz said. The odds of Meta becoming the next Apple are long, but becoming the next GoPro wouldn't be a bad outcome. The startup is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund manufacturing of the first generation augmented reality glasses for app developers.
Professor Alessandro Acquisti dancing skull iphone case of Carnegie Mellon, who researches how technology impacts privacy, stunned Stahl with an experiment, He photographed random students on the campus and in short order, not only identified several of them, but in a number of cases found their personal information, including social security numbers, just using a facial recognition program he downloaded for free, Acquisti says smartphones will make "facial searches" as common as Google searches in the future, And nearly everybody can be subject to such prying, even those who are careful about their Internet use..
"One of the participants, before doing the experiment, told us, 'You're not going to find me because I'm very careful about my photos online.' And we found him," says Acquisti, "Because someone else had uploaded a photo of him."Companies are beginning to use facial recognition technology to improve business. National retailers are installing cameras, some in store mannequins, to learn more about customers, while entities like malls can put cameras in digital billboards that recognize the age and gender of their shoppers and tailor ads to them on the spot.