Glass Myths: No Mention of Self Assembly

March 21, 2014

I find Glass interesting. I find the work of Babak Amirparviz (also publishing as Babak Parviz and some variants) thought provoking. The combination of Dr. Amirparviz and Glass is fascinating. I read “The Top 10 Google Glass Myths.” I did not read about a woman cited for driving with Google Glass, stories about bar fights among non Glass wearers and Glass owners, or Google’s own how to not be a “glasshole.” Tasty, right?

In the myths there was no mention of these myths or semi factoids:

  1. Glass is part of a larger project involving self assembly of devices within a human body
  2. The contact lens is a version of work done at the University of Washington and partially supported by Microsoft
  3. The bioengineering work requires specialized facilities, not a run of the mill Silicon Valley cube
  4. The health research involves protein manipulation that could maybe permit fixing up genetic issues like hereditary health time bombs
  5. The Google robot acquisitions have a relationship to the nanotech work underway at Google.

Since no one knows about these five points, I suppose these are not really myths. The Google myths are more like marketing statements, not comments anchored in the engineering that underpins Google Glass and contact lens. Not worth worrying about since nanotech is not search. Google is a search company, not a synthetic biology outfit.

Stephen E Arnold, March 21, 2014


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