Last week Google launched Project Glass, a prototype of its augmented-reality glasses that will allow you to always be online. “Glasses” is kind of a misnomer, because there’s only a tiny display over one eye. This isn’t the first attempt to turn us into cyborgs. Our history, and even our present, shows that inventors continue to think we’re eager to don technology. Here are some notable — and comical — efforts over the years.
Professor Steve Mann was among the first cyborg pioneers when he made his wearable computer in 1980. Yes, he is wearing a TV antenna: it was the only way he could get a video signal from the top of a building to his head display. Mann's WearCom evolution has progressed throughout the years to something much smaller and less embarrassing, and not unlike Project Glass.
Credit: Steve Mann
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