15 Minutes Into the Future

Forget Taking Snapshots, Let’s Use High Tech Glasses to Read People

Snazzy, but slightly style-challenged. (Photo: Changizi.wordpress.com)

Googlers are swanning about all over the place wearing their Project Glass specs, snapping pics with the president of Turkey and showing them off to Charlie Rose. And sure, it’s a pretty cool prototype. But can it help the search behemoth’s more awkward employees make sense of human emotions? Didn’t think so, Mr. Brin.

In a blog post yesterday (h/t Technology Review), Mark Changizi, director of human cognition at research outfit 2AI Labs, announced that the company has just received its first shipment of 02Amps, described as “patented eyewear that amplifies one’s view of the emotions and health visible in the color and pallor of other people’s skin.”

And they didn’t even have to raise money on Kickstarter.   Read More