This was one of the talks at TED earlier this year that got everyone talking about what the future of AR can look like.
This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.
An experiment by students at MIT has shown that they were able to ’successfully’ predict the sexuality of people based on their friends on Facebook. The so-called ‘Project Gaydar’* showed that by looking at information that a person’s friends share online (in this case, their gender and sexual preferences) they were able to learn something about an individual themselves, even if their profile had high levels of privacy.
In a development sure to fascinate those interested in neuromarketing, neuroeconomics, and just about any other brain science-related discipline, neuroscientists at the University of New Mexico have developed a technique that can reliably detect a single thought forming in an individual’s brain.