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SixthSense Technology — The Future is Now

Many of you heard Nambi Seshadri, VP&CTO of the Mobile and Wireless Group at Broadcom Corporation, discuss the future of wireless technology at our last BC Edge. Now you can see that future, and much more by following this link to Pranav Mistry’s presentation about SixthSense technology: http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology.html.

 

For those who haven’t yet heard of SixthSense technology, here’s the low down: Pranav Mistry (a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and perhaps one of the greatest inventors of our day), has developed a wearable, interactive computing system that is completely detached from what we currently think of as a wireless device.

Forget making a phone call on your IPhone or Blackberry, the time is near where we will dial instead on the palm of our hands. Sound amazing? That’s only the beginning. Imagine taking a photo with no visible camera, by simply holding up your hands as a director might frame a shot for a film, or holding up your airline boarding pass and having it tell you whether your plane is delayed. Again, follow the link to see what I’m talking about.

Pranav Mistry’s device creates a digital bridge between the real world and the virtual world using little more than a webcam, a battery-powered projector, an internet-enabled mobile phone and some amazing software that only big brains can develop (and the beta version of which is said to have cost less than $350).

And the final kicker? Mistry says he intends to make the software necessary to run this SixthSense technology open source. Follow the link. The future is waiting.

Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world's largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at jonathan.pink@bryancave.com, and his full profile can be viewed at www.bryancave.com.

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