We have a lot to thank Science fiction for. Or should we just start calling science fiction - human imagination? After all, much of the ‘science’ and ‘imagination of the future’ that we read and watch on TV ends up becoming a real life technology reality.
We have previously featured all sorts of innovative inventions and developments - from the ‘ at the time’ unusual invention of the microwave through to Google’s driverless car. Speaking of the latter, you’ve got to hand it to them - Google really are at the forefront of technological developments and innovation.
Take Google Glass for instance, it’s something you can’t fail to be impressed at - (note not Google Glasses - it seems the clever marketing guys at Google are rebranding the word glass too). Well Google Glass got me thinking immediately about Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge from Star Trek - but I digress...
The prototypes of the new Google Glass devices are apparently being tested by about 1000 users across the globe at the moment and with the functionality to take pictures and video at what you are actually looking at and seeing and also display information in the right eye, the demo looks rather really fab.
Check out the video below, which although not as recent as the Google Glass user demo video is, still demonstrates it in all its glory.
But what’s the point of us writing about this you may ask?
Well, we are all often put off by the naysayers, the experts, the ‘establishment’ who take joy in telling us that ideas ‘won’t work’, or ‘can’t work’ or don’t have ‘commercial legs’. Google wouldn't be put off by the Naysayers would they - and perhaps therefore nor should you.
Perhaps it’s about time we all became metaphorical science fiction writers and thinkers - after all many of the ‘this won’t work’ ideas of our dreams can indeed become someone’s reality.
Keep reminding yourself of this! Must dash - back off to the future. Warp speed ahead!
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.