Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Midterm assignment

The Pop Science’s Future of: Sixth Sense is a very interesting and potential hit product in the next couple of years. The Sixth Sense is a product that can save people from carrying around all of their different technologies, such as computer, cell phone, camera etc. This is a product that will change technology and combine products. People will no longer ache from carrying bags, brief cases, or purses with all of their different technologies. People will have a computer easily accessible, it is something that can go around your neck like a necklace or can be as small as a button on your shirt. All that is needed is a wall to shine the light on. There is a camera that is inside of the sixth sense that looks at what you’re hands are doing and reacts to your movements and gestures. The sixth sense is going to revolutionize the business world. Not only is it going to revolutionize the business world, but it will create a culture that we have never had before.

The sixth sense is a CPU that you wear around your neck. It makes your hands a keyboard and any wall is the screen. People carry around with them phones, laptops, iPods, etc. which is all such a hassel to carry around all the time and makes a person’s bag very heavy. We are in an age of “gadget overload” and this sixth sense technology is to going to clear that all up. The culture that we are in is buy buy buy! People are constantly buying new technologies, just for the sense of having the latest craze. New technologies such as phones, iPods, iPods that have become phones, miniature laps and more are being designed and produced daily. It is in our nature and culture to want what everyone else has, and not just to want it, but to own it and own it now. If your friend goes out and gets the new Verizon phone that has been advertised all around the television and magazine and keeps raving about how awesome their new phone is, what are the chances that you are going to go out and get that same phone one that is just as good or better? Technology is a huge part of people’s lives in today’s world. Many of us could not imagine life without cell phones, iPods, text messaging, email, because our culture and generation today is so dependent on technology. People are surrounded and bombarded by technology every day. You cannot go a day without using some type of technology and if you do go a day without using some type of technology, I bet that you could not go a day, maybe even an hour without seeing some using some type of technology whether it is an iPod of iPhone. This sixth sense makes it so that we only need one device and that combines all the rest. Imagine having one device that holds all of your information and technology. Not to mention that this one device is the size of a silver dollar and will cost about the same as an iPhone.

The sixth sense makes it possible to look for information and interact with information with your gestures. No screen, no keyboard are needed. It projects and provides interface wherever you are because it’s a part of the body. Think about it…if you could combine all of your technologies such as cell phone, laptop, iPod, anything else into something that is as small as a silver dollar and part of your body? I don’t think anyone would pass that up. I think that your muscles and body would surely thank you for downsizing the amount it has to carry and it makes life much easier.

Think about the business world. The typical business man or women has their laptop, cell phone, possibly iPod for business trips, maybe a DVD player or camera for travel or even just a laptop and cell phone, the idea of having a laptop and cell phone accessible on your body without having to worry about packing or carrying it makes life much simpler. We live in a culture where faster is better and if it makes life simpler we will take it. This sixth sense does all of that, it makes life much easier by having all of your technological needs right on your body and at a hand gesture and with a wall as your screen the world is at your hands in no time at all.

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