The next computing battleground could be on your head, with an Australian company taking on giants like Google and Microsoft with wearable computers in the form of glasses that appear to be straight out of a sci-fi flick.
After conditioning us to walk around absorbed in our mobile screens, the technologists now want to place digital information directly in front of our eyes before we necessarily know we need it...
..."The natural evolution is to take those tablets and those phones out of your hands and put them up there in your field of vision," said Paul Kouppas, chief technology officer of Sydney-based Explore Engage.
Explore Engage has been around for about three years and specialises in augmented reality, having built apps for Audi, Sony, NBN Co, Telstra, Paramount and Transformers 3.
Those apps were designed for smartphones and tablets but the company has spent the last two years and $2 million creating prototype smart glasses, recently demonstrating them on TV for the first time.
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Geek in me says 'yes'. But then, most of the time, I don't even cycle with a computer.