A Japanese inventor, Hirotaka Osawa, has created glasses (which he calls AgencyGlass) that display a pair of digital eyes, sparing wearers the burden of having to express emotion with their eyes. The NY Daily News reports
Just as robots can reduce the need for physical labour, the AgencyGlass — which looks like two small TV screens set in spectacle frames — aims to cut down its user's emotional demands by carrying out their eye movements for them.
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I'd like to see anyone trust their life to this thing above the first floor of a house.
And what a weird come-on. "Live in a house?" No, a barn!
Original ad here.
It is generally understood that the necktie is a symbol of male virility. Thus, when the Marx Brothers or the Three Stooges cut someone's tie off while the fellow is wearing it, it is a symbol of emasculation, and we laugh.
So a necktie that instantly sproings
erect on command is surely the best alpha-dog symbol of all! This is why Dilbert rules!
Just don't poke out anybody's eye with that thing!
To hell with iPods! These are so much cooler!
Of course, the online inflation calculator I use says: "What cost $24.95 in 1967 would cost $165.76 in 2011. " Or, in other terms, roughly the cost of a new 8GB iPod Touch.
Maybe modern life is better!
for August 1967.