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Camera of the future

Less extreme examples of WearComp as a new user-interface include the ability to construct a personal documentary video without conscious thought or effort. For example, in a fully-mediated reality, all light entering the eyes, in effect, passes through the computer, and may therefore be recorded (and possibly transmitted to remote locations). Wearable Wireless Webcam[18] was one example of a personal documentary video recorded using a reality mediator.

In the future, we may well have the capability to capture and recall our own personal experiences, and to have photo albums generated automatically for us. We will never miss baby's first steps, because we will have a retroactive record feature that lets us, for example, ``begin recording from 5 minutes ago''. Photo albums, in addition to being generated automatically, may also be exhibited while they are being generated. Rather than sending postcards to friends and relatives, or showing them an album after you come back from vacation, you may just put on your sunglasses and have the album sent to them automatically, as was done with the Wearable Wireless Webcam experiment in which video was transmitted, and still images were also automatically selected from the video.


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Steve Mann
1998-09-15