These past days I have had the chance to play for the first time with the Google Glass from Silica Labs. This post is not about the experience, you can find about that online. What drove my interest is the hardware, in particular the eyepiece. If Google Glass is to become popularized, the eyepiece needs to be as small and invisible as possible. I´m pretty sure they have invested a lot of time on that. Upon close inspection I think they have decided to ship a first option, but they continue to work on that. Perhaps as an “innovation slack” to keep ahead of copycats, or because the main audience for now are developers to build apps for the consumer market later on. And developers don´t mind the geeky aspect that much.
How to avoid breaking your glass screen when you drop your phone? Phones fall down, and sometimes nothing happens and sometime the screen shatters. Can it be avoided? Making the glass thicker is a solution but increases the weight. I got an idea to fix that.
This is the little story of how Foursquare and Twitter led to a VIP visit to Space X, the rocket factory, back in 2010.
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“It is not about the Science, it is not about mitigation, it is not about projections… it´s about all of that, on top of the current adaptation gap”.
This is what I was thinking as I left the NAS/NASA workshop Walking the talk: Climate Science in Service to Resilient Federal Properties.
This workshop, incidentally, was canceled few hours short of its original date, October 31st, due to Sandy. On the second attempt, it was again almost cancelled, due to exceptional wind and rain conditions in DC. That pretty much summarizes my take-away from the meeting.