The problem is I’m older now, I’m 40 years old, and this stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t…
I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.
These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light - that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”
- Steve Jobs in 1982 by Diana Walker
Apple Patent Shows Plans for Integrated Projector
This is supercool. I’m sure it won’t be part of the iPhone 5 (which I’m waiting for) but pretty incredible nonetheless.
Maybe an iPhone with an embedded projector isn’t so far off after all.
A patent uncovered by Patently Apple reveals Apple’s intention to eventually include a mini projector in the iPhone and iPad and a pico projector-like accessory for MacBooks.
But the most incredibly novel and useful part of the patent description isn’t the projector. It’s the advanced gesturing analysis that would be used in conjunction with the projector to interpret shadow or silhouette movements when presentations (or even workspaces) are displayed in a dark environment.
In Patently Apple’s words, “The level of detail associated with this patent would suggest that Apple’s development teams are moving full steam ahead on the projection system project.”
More at Wired Gadget Lab