Fashion and Tech as Predicted by LeVar Burton

Fashion and Tech as Predicted by LeVar Burton

Matt Popkes

LeVar Burton, you continue to impress me. If you’re unsure who LeVar Burton is, it’s time you wise up and show some respect. Not only is this the man who spent his afternoons painstakingly teaching you to read, but it would appear that LeVar was on the forefront of both tech and fashion while you were still spilling your juice boxes on Mom and Dad’s Commodore 64*.

Case and point—Google’s Project Glass. It has been suggested that by as early as next year, we’re all going to have the opportunity to wear the Internet on our face, taking another giant step towards our ultimate goal of becoming a robot.

The project is currently under development by a future technologies lab Google is calling ‘Google X’. And from the name alone, it sounds like it’s headquartered in a hollowed out volcano secretly hatching plans to blow up the moon. Recreating Geordie Laforge’s eyeware should be easy.

Project Glass brings all the possibilities and benefits of augmented reality direct into view, quite literally. An optical device gives you the ability to navigate around town, take photos, make and receive calls, check the weather and much more. All of this can be done, hands-free while walking down the street, going about your everyday life. Google’s vision of the everyday application can be seen here.

Hopefully ‘Google X’ puts aside their hopes for world domination long enough so by the year 2013, people will be walking the streets wearing a style that LeVar Burton was rocking back in ‘86. I said ’86!

Keep up the good work LeVar, there’s a butterfly in the sky and you can go twice as high.

*Tapper is still one of the greatest games ever made.

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_matt popkes :: Strategy Manager at eROI.

LeVar Burton, you continue to impress me. If you’re unsure who LeVar Burton is, it’s time you wise up and show some respect. Not only is this the man who spent his afternoons painstakingly teaching you to read, but it would appear that LeVar was on the forefront of both tech and fashion while you were still spilling your juice boxes on Mom and Dad’s Commodore 64*.

Case and point—Google’s Project Glass. It has been suggested that by as early as next year, we’re all going to have the opportunity to wear the Internet on our face, taking another giant step towards our ultimate goal of becoming a robot.

The project is currently under development by a future technologies lab Google is calling ‘Google X’. And from the name alone, it sounds like it’s headquartered in a hollowed out volcano secretly hatching plans to blow up the moon. Recreating Geordie Laforge’s eyeware should be easy.

Project Glass brings all the possibilities and benefits of augmented reality direct into view, quite literally. An optical device gives you the ability to navigate around town, take photos, make and receive calls, check the weather and much more. All of this can be done, hands-free while walking down the street, going about your everyday life. Google’s vision of the everyday application can be seen here.

Hopefully ‘Google X’ puts aside their hopes for world domination long enough so by the year 2013, people will be walking the streets wearing a style that LeVar Burton was rocking back in ‘86. I said ’86!

Keep up the good work LeVar, there’s a butterfly in the sky and you can go twice as high.

*Tapper is still one of the greatest games ever made.

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