Happy Canada Day = Google Doodle & The Father of AR
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! Google has done today justice by changing their doodle to our nation’s capital.
In Future Tech news, this past week, Canada hosted ISTAS 2013 - the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society which tackled, among many things, the dangers and benefits of interconnected wearable things (smartglass and smartwatches).
This event involved renowned thought leaders in the wearable tech space including Canadian Steve Mann, who has been said to be the person who “brought the seed” that founded the Wearable Computing group in the MIT media lab. He is also known as the father of AR.
Mann has been wearing a computerized headset (Glass) for over thirty years now. Making Google Glass old news for him.
Check out more on Mann in a great podcast interview on IEEE here: http://spectrum.ieee.org/podcast/geek-life/profiles/steve-manns-better-version-of-reality
Image Sources: Google.ca and CBC.ca