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03 Dec 2012 09:43 AM   |   4916 clicks   |   NPR
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syrynxx    [TotalFark]  
This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.

03 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
vpb    [TotalFark]  
I wonder how long it will be before someone combines one of these wearable display glasses with one of those EPOC headsets.

We will be able to text and watch pr0n while driving!

03 Dec 2012 08:47 AM
Cythraul     
Eye-controlled tablets? They don't have my brand. I have special eyes.

03 Dec 2012 08:49 AM
I_Am_Weasel    [TotalFark]  

Cythraul: Eye-controlled tablets? They don't have my brand. I have special eyes.


You'd better get them to the patent office before you're paying Apple royalties.

It may, however, be already too late.

03 Dec 2012 09:24 AM
thismomentinblackhistory     
This discriminates against people with lazy eyes.

03 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
Rev. Skarekroe    [TotalFark]  
You have to use your hands? It's like a baby's game!

03 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
CaesarSneezy     
I don't see this being awkward or clunky at all.

03 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!     
Wasn't this technology available YEARS ago for people with disabilities? Oh....yeah, it was.

03 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
rubi_con_man     
This is already advanced enough that the technology is being taught at the graduate school level, and students are producing such work in about four weeks

03 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
Orgasmatron138     

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Wasn't this technology available YEARS ago for people with disabilities? Oh....yeah, it was.


They say that in the second sentence of the article.

You DID read the article, right? RIGHT?

03 Dec 2012 09:48 AM
DerAppie     
Two questions: what is this going to do with battery life and how resource intensive is this? Me thinks that running the camera continually and analysing the input will make it so that you can't really do anything other than turning pages in your e-book or open a browser.

03 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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03 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Yeah - this won't encourage more fatness at all!
*rolls eyes & inadvertently orders a pizza*

03 Dec 2012 09:52 AM
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!     

Orgasmatron138: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Wasn't this technology available YEARS ago for people with disabilities? Oh....yeah, it was.

They say that in the second sentence of the article.

You DID read the article, right? RIGHT?


There are articles to read? Huh. Oops. I thought we were just supposed to discuss snarky headlines. Now you want me to read actual ARTICLES? Crazy talk.

03 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
cgraves67     

syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.


I don't know. I'd get annoyed with the cursor hovering over the good parts. I'd have to watch it out of the corner of my eye.

03 Dec 2012 09:54 AM
TrainingWheelsNeeded     

syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.


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what do you need the other hand for, Walt?

03 Dec 2012 09:55 AM
kdogg73     

syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.


What happens when your eyes roll up in the back of your head?

03 Dec 2012 09:59 AM
Snacktastrophe     
Considering one of my eyes is lazy and both twitch uncontrollably I will LOVE this development!

/not

03 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
pearls before swine     
I don't want my computer looking at me.

03 Dec 2012 10:02 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
so you swallow a tablet, and then you can move the cursor with your eyes??

03 Dec 2012 10:03 AM
tommyl66     
Those tablets are going to get sticky really quickly if I have to rub my eye on them every time I want to move the cursor. Much like where I sit I'll stick to my own thumb, thank you.

03 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     

syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.


Sadly, I don't need both hands free...

/damn Irish

03 Dec 2012 10:05 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Farkers won't be able to use them. Ever see a drunk's eyeballs, how they bounce up and down?

03 Dec 2012 10:07 AM
Hagbardr     
I tried a prototype version of this but it kept zooming in on pictures of breasts.

03 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
Phantoms5000     
Yeah, but will this ever be as cool as the Atari Mindlink? *cough*

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03 Dec 2012 10:10 AM
Cheron     
Shepple! this is just another way for the mega corporations to track us. Not only will they know what we are looking at but what our facial reaction is.

03 Dec 2012 10:11 AM
Mach10     

kdogg73:
What happens when your eyes roll up in the back of your head?


Rewinds current video back 10s so you don't have to stop to rewind to the good part.

But of course, that depends on whether the developer wants to improve user experience or ad revenue. Given current trending, it will probably spawn a dozen 'meet Russian Singles' ads

03 Dec 2012 10:14 AM
lake_huron     

TrainingWheelsNeeded: syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.



what do you need the other hand for, Walt?


Wait, you can get all the way around it with only one hand? I feel sorry for you.

03 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
MaliFinn     
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03 Dec 2012 10:20 AM
TehBoognish     
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Does not approve.

03 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
The Jami Turman Fan Club     
Why in the world would you use an active device like an infrared beam?

Use a goddamn passive camera. They're in everything already. They don't take the power of an active system. They aren't dangerous.

If the technology isn't there yet, I'll wait.

03 Dec 2012 10:27 AM
Cluckity     
I'm sure this will be implemented as well as speech recognition, which is to say annoying as fark.

03 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
StrangeQ     

CaesarSneezy: I don't see this being awkward or clunky at all.


Especially when it comes to anything more interactive than just moving a mouse curser. Will we have to start training ourselves to left-blink, right-blink, double-blink, dual-blink? I'm sure that wouldn't lead to any cases of migraines or eye spasms AT ALL. Also, are we going to take a step back to reintroduce cursors to handheld devices? Because otherwise I'm predicting a source of mass-frustration with trying to type anything legible on a smartphone sized screen keyboard.

This seems like one of those technologies that at first appears to be wonderful and innovative at the time, but then falls flat when it comes time to actually introduce it to the mass market. 
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03 Dec 2012 10:35 AM
gja    [TotalFark]  
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......is not impressed

03 Dec 2012 10:36 AM
Gordon Bennett     

Cheron: Shepple! this is just another way for the mega corporations to track us. Not only will they know what we are looking at but what our facial reaction is.


Shepple?

03 Dec 2012 10:37 AM
Snarfangel     

syrynxx: This is not about helping people with disabilities. It's about watching porn with both hands free.


And undressing women with your eyes.

03 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
Snarfangel     

thismomentinblackhistory: This discriminates against people with lazy eyes.


Clapping is too much effort, so I will give you a mental thumbs-up instead.

03 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
Snarfangel     
gja:
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......is not impressed

I am suddenly fearful that Stephen Hawking will try to assimilate me.

03 Dec 2012 10:50 AM
Sean M     
Okay, who patented this already?

03 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
lordargent     
trangeQ: This seems like one of those technologies that at first appears to be wonderful and innovative at the time, but then falls flat when it comes time to actually introduce it to the mass market.

When did the CueCat ever appear to be wonderful and innovative?

// man, 1999 was a long time ago, can't even find the original fark thread.

This is the oldest I could grab up.

http://www.fark.com/comments/1588454 /Barcode-album-art-dumbass-cashi er s-end-up-costing-Sony-$5-a-CD

03 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
Keshire     

thismomentinblackhistory: This discriminates against people with lazy eyes.


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
*DAMMIT*
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
*TURN DAMMIT!*

03 Dec 2012 10:53 AM
treesloth     
It's about time... Why should quadriplegics have it so easy?

03 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
Linux_Yes     
and you'll be able to jerk off with your nose.

03 Dec 2012 10:58 AM
pheelix     

Sean M: Okay, who patented this already?


Amazon? If merely glancing at a pop-up is enough to trigger the browser to go to the advertiser's website they'll make a mint off of this. Of course if you don't like it they'll disable this feature for you for an extra $20.

03 Dec 2012 10:59 AM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
Yeah, but does it have electrolytes?

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/ELECTROLYTES

03 Dec 2012 11:00 AM
Rhypskallion     
Finally! I've wanted this since i first heard the phrase "optical mouse".

/left disapointed

03 Dec 2012 11:03 AM
swattz101     

dittybopper: Farkers won't be able to use them. Ever see a drunk's eyeballs, how they bounce up and down?


Yeah, but it might be a good way to inhibit drunk texting. ;-)

03 Dec 2012 11:07 AM
omeganuepsilon     

Cluckity: I'm sure this will be implemented as well as speech recognition, which is to say annoying as fark.


This.

We don't examine things like video pictures and text by looking straight ahead, we scan the images continually, glance at our surroundings, check the clock, etc.

Sure, it could be good for people with disabilities or for very specific applications, but please stop trying to make such things a selling point for everyday users.

Much like the Kinnect for the XBOX. The input is very limited. It's easier to learn an input that is designed for the software(and been evolving and becoming more efficient for decades), and get more out of it, than learn to use software that's built cobbled together around a limited novelty input.

With a stationary display/sensors that are not 360 degrees, you're always going to have limited input. Sure, it looks cool in a movie like Minority Report, but really not all that feasible on current technology.

Reading is hard enough on the eyes, and having to stare intently at an icon for several seconds to turn the page or whatever is going to create strain. The more they shorten the span, the more it's going to happen unintentionally.

No matter how they build it, it's going to be clunky and limited.

Having said that, if they can't get manufacturers to bite, come out with a usb version of the light/camera as needed.

If they can't do that, learn how to use the Kinnect like a shiat ton of other coders and science types already have.

It's not like people who are limited to using their eyes to control their PC are going to inherently need the mobility derived from a tablet, a small-ish laptop would work just as well, and much of the ground work is already done.

No need for tricking all of us non-users to subsidize the cost when the shiat is already out there for you to use.

03 Dec 2012 11:10 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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"You can't hide your lyin' eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your lyin eyes "


/read that without that tune in your head

03 Dec 2012 11:12 AM
imtheonlylp     
2560x1600 resolution? yes, please. i haz a smile.

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/tried to find.
//dissapoint

03 Dec 2012 11:14 AM
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