What disturbs me the most about this is how likely it is to actually be our future. I'm already basically a cyborg - connected to the internet about 18 hours a day, using my iphone as external memory, information retrieval, gamification apps to motivate me - a constant stream of content to consume, that if I go without for an extended period of time I go into withdrawal.
Fuck, I need to get off the internet.
> using my iphone as external memory
I dunno. I already use cars, bikes and subways as my external legs. I use a knife and fork as my external fingers. I use medicine as my external immune system. I use the grocery store as my extended hunt-down-and-kill-an-antelope. Doesn't bother me too much.
It's more about the augmented personality parts that disturbs me - having an app that tells you how to interact with people, so without the app you have no personality.
Well, that took an abrupt left into NOPEville.
I probably don't hang out in the right circles, but that's the first time I see a wingsuit simulator being popularized. Though a quick google shows "wingsuit simulation" is an active game field. The other concepts in this video remind me of the following music video by Orelsan (French rapper)--may or may not appeal, but the video itself is very well done. Even the ending has parallels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEolW1x9O3k
I hadn't seen that video! That's the best Google Glass commercial yet.