RETINAL IMAGING DISPLAY; GARAGE BAND FOR iPHONE

"Our world is always changing. You have three options; actually, four: 1) RESIST CHANGE AND BE DESTROYED; 2) BE FORCEFULLY ADAPTED TO CHANGE; 3) BECOME LOST IN THE SEA OF CHANGE; or option number four: 4) CREATE IT." #JTweet


So: What's NEW in the world of today's technology?




RETINAL IMAGING DISPLAY Tech.

 I stumbled upon RIDt whilst browsing Engadget one day, and was intrigued for a number of reasons -- one of those being that a market-ready version is being produced thanks to a partnership b/t companies NEC and Brother*.





In your average TV screen, monitor, movie theater or smartphone, an image is generated onto a plane. Once fixated on said plane, the retina picks up the light rays being given off by the plane and interprets it as an image -- for instance, Sportscenter on a 42-inch LCD. RIDt is promising because it never actually produces any image outside of the retina. Instead, the image is produced AT THE RETINA, but in such a way that it appears to the eye to be floating a mere few feet away.**

Diagram of the Retinal Imaging Display process



Oh: AND THE IMAGE IS TRANSLUCENT, allowing for you to maintain awareness of your surroundings. So sure, why not watch quick comedic clip on your way to your next class?








LET ME STRETCH YOU A LITTLE BIT: Coupling this technology with a Smartphone and a pair of Accelerometer-Equipped Gloves would literally put your world at your fingertips. Let me reiterate that: NO MORE LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR PHONE WHILE TRYING TO TEXT AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME; NO MORE GLANCING AWAY FROM THE ROAD TO CHECK GOOGLE MAPS (although admittedly that's what the Camaro's expensive Heads Up Display is for).



*Brother is a company that enjoyed a mutually-beneficial partnership w/ billionaire entreprenuer Robert Howard of Howard Television.  
** For further reading, you might want to check out Peristence of Vision theory in contrast to the Phi Phenomenon . Personally, I am not sure which side I agree more with -- but perhaps the greatest benefit here is in the stretching of the limits of the imagination in a consideration between the two.





THE APP DAYS OF AUTUMN, VOL. 3 

TODAY WAS A MOST MOMENTOUS AND MONUMENTAL DAY: GARAGE BAND was made available for the iPHONE and iPOD TOUCH.

GO GET IT.

MAKE MUSIC.


AND NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS,


"Dooon't Stop, Be-liiieeevin'!..."




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