Ramu Iyer - 3 years 13 weeks ago
Communications Technology- Augmented Reality
Session hosted by Lion
Augmented reality, on the way to virtual tech. ideas like a computer can be something someone else uses, or you could have a view of your own into another place, but in a mixed reality there can be both computers and projectors and interactive tech, a mixed social experience, then you can have augmented reality, where maybe you wear glasses, where if you look here, you see someone who couldn’t be here today. Already business people have a display that is not 3D. I want to communicate that this is happening it’s very real. It can be very good for you. Intel is an arms dealer for democracies. Weapons are called computer chips used to communicate messages of mass change. At Christmas we’ll see wee controllers. This is a part of this trajectory. Playstastion 3 doing more advanced, the wee is cheaper and the interface device is it realizes itself in space.
In terms of communication, it’s a trend towards mixed reality, more natural interfaces. Now body language can be communicated across afar.
People are making silent messaging controllers in this book, “Rainbows End”, Vernor Vinge, it’s about life in twenty something. He’s a programmer well respected, the IETF, or IEEE are the ones who determine the standards of http etc, bodies of people who determine the protocols and standards.
People wearing vests, can use controllers with miniscule motions, silent. Gregscript, a shorthand. People will be functionally telepathic.
Speech recognition, NASA and two colleges have this tech, sub vocal speech recognition, you think thoughts out loud in your head (think of dog’s twitching), the brain sends an imperfect suppressor signal. When you read in a loud voice in your head, your mouth is making subtle motions. The louder you shout in your head, at NASA the tech outs sensors on the throat and you can think with your thoughts. Then translated, and put onto other people’s visors. This was done last year,
The website: unilog.com. Sensors will still be required. Can’t do it remotely? You can shine a laser beam at a window and get the conversation in the room, this tech has long been had.
When the tech develops to this point you can have protection devices. Moving bodies willget expensive, so this will be useful. Cybernetic interfaces, direct cord into the head story type things, that already exists, there are people who can see who could not see, they can see with limited vision. Here’s the wire, here’s the head, here’s what the video says you can see, over the time of a month they say do you see anything, yes I see a dot, etc, and then they manually calibrate this thing. It’s manually calibrated, very primitive. More experiment than innovation. It’s not two hundred years, it’s ten or fifteen years.
There are projects to give all people in Africa a laptop. The hundred dollar laptop project. Open source software. Those countries are heavily invested in tech. Will poorer nations and people get to use these.
Interfaces. The blunt end of this. More important things: about how communications is changing. Invisible people, so if you don’t wear the glasses they’re not there. There’s more applications for this than there is time to explore. And all you need is to integrate these things.
Search and analysis may be taught in schools taught rather than information.
Imagine having a conversation with someone using this technology. Imagine when you said a word, a model appeared in your hand. Or imagine as you speak the words they log down beside you, so if you have a prior conversation that’s similar you could see the nodes. In the Wikki culture, the text of conversation is folded into a page. In order to teach new models, we have to collect the info, which is very laborious, because conversations have to be reconstructed. Imagine that you are union, they have a view on the world, local politics, to communicate that you could write a big fat book, waying here’s our view on x,y,z. If you could write it fast enough you could collect all the intelligence. But it will be long, boring, dry. Instead what if they gave you something to put on your web browser, so that any time your mayor’s name appears on the web, now a bubble pops up, saying your local union has a perspective on that, collected fro their Wikki or whatever…not just the mayor…anyone. Augmenting the newspaper. Groups, informal groups, incorporation are going to be very important. The internet blurs all those lines, you can automatically become a group.
This is the kinds of things, it’s not blunt like the interface, here we’re talking about transfer of ideas, different ways to think about ideas. All the time someone said spiral dynamics. I understand the map, so if some one said spiral dynamics and you saw and image.
Holding the history of an object in your hand. (remember gurdjieff)
Demographics information. (I’ll talk about privacy at the end, it’s more than public or private) There was the Howard Dean campaign. The campaign was a massive force, he had these huge orgs that were enormously visible on the blog world, they could account for all their membership, a really eat campaign. It was a whole movement. Just occurred almost overnight. There was an error in judgment almost universally the HD campaign was very good at counting its people, these other campaigns, don’t have that accuracy. So they undercount. Things are going to get more precise. We’ll have demographic info like you’ve never seen. When you see a perspective, you’ll see who believes this, what was the realm of influence there. Maybe not names of people, but better stats. There was a funny onion piece (satirical newspaper), talking about the response to the poll results of the response to the event…
Conversation can be fluidly moving from explanation, to document, to hypertext. One day the books will talk to each other. Marvin Minsk, research into AI. Soft singularity and the hard. The concept is that people develop tech that allows them to make better and better tech in shorter and shorter cycles. I think we’ll merge with the machines cause if we don’t we’re toast” A prevario scenario is that we merge with this. Communication and dialogue are an intelligence. Dialogue is sharing models, that’s how you teach a computer to think, so it can augment and learn about its models. When you’re communcaitn gyou’re building intelligence. We will communicate faster. We need to balance this with the slow and the still and te present. There will be Buddhist computer programs. They will have beliefs, called heuristics. Shortcuts. This is my general model, metaphysical models where the map is clearly not the territory, we form beliefs that are part of our identity. They will have moods and beliefs reflecting their owners. Heuristics are rules like rules of thumb. A collection of them could be called a worldview. Ie, its generally better to tell the truth. Another computer might believe in deviousness.
Link language is activated words, I ay something and it evokes a link to further information. Linguistic User Interface, where computers listen to computers and look for relevant information.
Lion is a Wikki expert. In five year is don’t know if there’ll be anything called a wikki. A wikki is a place on the internet where there are webpages, and at the bottom it says, edit this page. Then you can reshape it, and other people can reshape it. You tend to put documents here, rather than messages. There’s a few important aspects, something that’s easy to edit, “recent changes” is the name of the page, everyone’s watching, there’s no login, it’s secure because someone will just hit the revert button if someone fills it with spam. There’s stuff to protect it automatically too. Another important aspect is that the titles of the pages can become part of the language. A frequent mistake is to have a long title. You want titles like “Spiral Dynamics” a word people can say in conversation a lot. So in a good wikki, as soon as you say it, it links, so a person not in that conversation can see deeply into it. Every community construct language reflecting their models of the world. Right now its so hard to put a picture on line, it takes like half and hour. Soon that will be easier.
“Illuminate” you can talk to each other on line, and when she’s drawing you can see everyone. Integrated platforms are very important.
Wikkis could die out in five years, because the fundamental ideas will be integrated into everything you use.
Who do you trust? The BBC wrote an article, saying we know that you don’t trust us, we are in a transition time, we don’t know where this is going, we know it has something to do with trust in the media.
Most of my meaningful relationships are online. It’s a global sympathy.
Time zones are very important to this. Business culture, have hired artificial intelligence, they pay people to be intelligent, we as ordinary citizens are acquiring business like capabilities.
Book: “eastern standard tribe” Cory Doctorow notable for social emphasis, activist household, free schooled. “Theme punks”
There’s always a day after even after we have deaths.
Movements never apologize. The republican party is having struggles, they’re changing.
3D games are putting a lot of pressure on the developers. So you shouldn’t have to ask, are you looking at this. There’s so much conversation, that is painful. Things that are transparent in real life, like interruptions, or other manners are not developed online.
PRIVACY: privacy, people think engineers should be thinking about this number one right now. The most info about you is already for sale. Ie, your house payments, ask a librarian what he can find on people. These things have always been public, business and politician have always a had a lock on the world.
Privacy is in multiple grades. Large orgs have always had systems for maintaining privacy. Backups are dangerous, that’s an unencrypted copy of everything. You need automatic deletion cycles...All the orgs, ideals ideas that we subscribe to have various needs, we subscribe to them for various reasons. Some things must be done in private. There must always be private. Some tings can only be developed in public, in full light. Software supports: this is just for me (and the system operator), then there’s everyone in the group can see this, then there’s everyone in the world can see this. Presently the effort in people’s mind is that we wan to get private. I want to argue that it’s good to be public.
The Intelligence communities, NSA, CIA etc, have a security classification scheme, and then there are categories within that. This will happen online. We’ll all have intelligence classification systems. So much met-communication that wouldn’t happen in person. It’s very costly. It will go away with classification systems.
The public space: there are things you can do in public, that you need to do in public, like explain a vision. You’ll meet people in network. Some people stay secret, some people stay public. The spooks, there are people who are paranoid, who study cryptography.
People who want to oppose public activism will be proponents of the private. We will live more public lives.
Librarians are here to help you find info, not to service the books.
The midterm future, near term future.
10-20 year future lots of power as activist.