How will we Interact with the Internet of the Future? A Demo with the MyVu Visor.

(Left: Scoble goes Johnny Mnemonic)

One of the interesting things about working at PodTech is how all kinds of interesting folks come into the office as well as interesting and unique products.

A few weeks ago, I showed you Chris Coulter’s Archos screen, here’s an interesting tool.

Thanks to Sam Levin who brought in his MyVu personal media player to PodTech. Interesting adaptation for mobile devices. He was playing video media from his iPod, the MyVu has a hardware device that attaches to the Video iPod.

MyVu Visor
The field of vision for the screen wasn’t too large, while not a ‘theater style’ it certainly let you do other things, such as moving about or pretending to listen to someone boring. I’m sure you could plug this to a PC, kick back in a lounger and do your work. It was an interesting experience, I’d love to play with this $350 toy on a plane ride.


The future of input and output devices for the web:

We’re starting to integrate video into the internet faster and faster, and IPTV could make a break for it in the next year or two.

I predict in the next 5-10 years that input devices to the web (today we use the keyboard and mouse) will slowly start to disappear and new technologies will figure out how to determine text from slight movements of your fingers, or watching your mouth move. I also expect that output devices (we currently use monitors and screens) will dissolve into glasses, transparent walls, and even holographic technology. I’m hoping a future technology will be able to embed an invisible screen (for a HUD) in prescription type glasses. Say good bye boring meeting! The internet (the name may change to something like the network or cloud) will become amorphous and ubiquitous.

Questions to be answered

How will we interact with the internet in the future? Will we continue to have visible devices? Will they become so small they dissipate and are barely noticable? Will the input and output devices be everywhere? Will we still have cubicle hell?

Love to hear your thoughts…

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  • It makes people look too much like dorks to ever really take off. Geordi LaForge was never cool, looking like him isn’t cool either.

  • Funny. I guess the hard core geeks won’t care what others think of them. Or maybe, this is a product suited for the privacy of one’s home.

    As soon as the technology gets smaller, then maybe it will have some impacts on acceptance.

  • frequent_flier

    Can this also plug into a laptop or PDA?

    If so, this would make a tremendously useful external video. Along with a collapsable keyboard, I could work on a plane without worrying about the person in front of me leaning the seat back or the person behind me or next to me looking at my screen.

  • Frequent Flier

    I’ve asked Sam to respond.

    So, um , exactly what are you watching on your screen that you don’t want people to see? hmm?

  • Sam

    Folks, check out MyVu’s site – http://www.myvu.com. I don’t think you can plug this into an external source presently. Yet I bet this would not be difficult to do.

  • Sam

    by the way, MyVu is $299 and works with any video iPod. it’s way easier to plug this in while you’re on a plane than opening a laptop. additionally, I can see MyVu useful for training purposes. would be nice to see high def incorporated as the mobile devices begin shipping with high def capabilities. i’d like to see wireless headphones (as an option) and at the very least a way for any headphone to be used (in ear headphones sometimes are not as comfortable as others)..

  • Check the website Jeremiah, does it look like they’re marketing to the hardcore geeks to you. 🙂

  • myvu.com is way to hip for me.

  • frequent_flier

    Can this also plug into a laptop or PDA?

    If so, this would make a tremendously useful external video. Along with a collapsable keyboard, I could work on a plane without worrying about the person in front of me leaning the seat back or the person behind me or next to me looking at my screen.