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Resistance is Futile: Google Glass and the Cyborg Workforce of the Future

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Donna Lichaw's talk from Future Insights Live 2014 in Las Vegas: "We'll explore how technology like Glass has already been prototyped, anti-prototyped, proven, and disproven for years in film, television, and literature. Learn how to harness these images to answer timely strategy questions and design products and apps able to transform the future."

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Resistance is Futile: Google Glass and the Cyborg Workforce of the Future

  1. 1. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE Google Glass and the Cyborg Workforce of the Future Donna Lichaw | greatnorthelectric.com | @dlichaw
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  7. 7. DEFAMILIARIZATION @dlichaw
  8. 8. MAKE IT SO! WHAT ABOUT GLASS?
  9. 9. AWESOME?
  10. 10. HIGH TECH NIGHTMARE
  11. 11. Thad Starner boston.com THE CYBORGS ARE COMING @dlichaw
  12. 12. “At first, only a certain breed of technophile or time- critical information consumer would be interested in looking odd to gain the power and convenience such an interface would allow...the computer professional. These individuals use a computer every day and find it essential to do their work...Even if the system was just sold as an expensive toy, a market may exist.” ! – Thad Starner, 1993 “At first, only a certain breed of technophile or time- critical information consumer would be interested in looking odd to gain the power and convenience such an interface would allow...the computer professional. These individuals use a computer every day and find it essential to do their work...Even if the system was just sold as an expensive toy, a market may exist.” ! – Thad Starner, 1993 THE CYBORGS ARE COMING
  13. 13. ATARI Jaguar VR Headset, 1995 Sony Head-mounted Display 2011 (and 1997) Nintendo Virtual Boy, 1995 Sega VR, 1995
  14. 14. Students............................. Administrative Assistants............ Lawyers.............................. Doctors.............................. Scientists........................... Stock Brokers........................ CEOs................................. System Administrators................ Repair People........................ Construction Engineers............... ! ! Take notes without looking at screen Manage appointments on the go Discover precedents in court/trial Look up info while seeing patients Automatic access to information Get up-to-the-minute stock information Get up-to-the-minute company reports Detect and fix problems remotely Get overlaid visual instructions Visualize structural data in the field THE CYBORGS ARE COMING
  15. 15. http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/ http://www.mobiledevicemanager.com
  16. 16. THE FACE-TECH CONTEXT* I’ve got a job to do and want my hands free to do it. * Nod to Josh Clark and his “Mobile Mindest”
  17. 17. @dlichaw
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  19. 19. I’ve got a job to do and want my hands free to do it. I’m mobile and shouldn’t use my hands or avert my eyes. * Nod to Josh Clark and his “Mobile Mindest” THE FACE-TECH CONTEXT*
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  22. 22. HUDs http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3465973/Newbie_guide_to_A10C_essential
  23. 23. * Nod to Josh Clark and his “Mobile Mindest” I’ve got a job to do and want my hands free to do it. I’m mobile and shouldn’t use my hands or avert my eyes. I’m impaired and want to do what able-bodied people do. THE FACE-TECH CONTEXT*
  24. 24. @dlichaw
  25. 25. Students............................. Administrative Assistants............ Lawyers.............................. Doctors.............................. Scientists........................... Stock Brokers........................ CEOs................................. System Administrators................ Repair People........................ Construction Engineers............... ! ! Take notes without looking at screen Manage appointments on the go Discover precedents in court/trial Look up info while seeing patients Automatic access to information Get up-to-the-minute stock information Get up-to-the-minute company reports Detect and fix problems remotely Get overlaid visual instructions Visualize structural data in the field Students............................. Administrative Assistants............ Lawyers.............................. Doctors.............................. Scientists........................... Stock Brokers........................ CEOs................................. System Administrators................ Repair People........................ Construction Engineers............... ! ! Take notes without looking at screen Manage appointments on the go Discover precedents in court/trial Look up info while seeing patients Automatic access to information Get up-to-the-minute stock information Get up-to-the-minute company reports Detect and fix problems remotely Get overlaid visual instructions Visualize structural data in the field THE CYBORGS ARE COMING
  26. 26. http://hothardware.com/
  27. 27. post.health.ufl.edu
  28. 28. http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-0524-firegallery-20110524-004,0,6860463.photo http://www.contractor-city.com/coesfo.html Firefighters & Construction Engineers !
  29. 29. http://mashable.com/2013/08/07/google-glass-disabled/
  30. 30. I’ve got a job to do and want my hands free to do it. I’m mobile and shouldn’t use my hands or avert my eyes. I’m impaired and want to do what able-bodied people do.
  31. 31. “We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we’re trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes…”
  32. 32. RESISTANCE IS FUTILEhttp://www.segway.com/patrol/police/
  33. 33. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
  34. 34. THANK YOU Donna Lichaw greatnorthelectric.com @dlichaw

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