Google X Lab Files Patent for Contact Lens With Built-In Camera
Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision).
(via Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come | ExtremeTech)
Simple but exhaustive list of regulatory challenges the sharingeconomy is facing
Did you miss the Mike Stonebraker at 70 event? It's available on replay
Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know – there’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers. — Neil deGrasse Tyson adds to history’s finest definitions of science in the second episode of his Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, reminding us that the art of not-knowing drives science. (via explore-blog)
AKA The Statistical Listicle — The Art of One-line Pitching: A Study of @AngelList
Hidden Spiders -
Another classic judegomila rundown.
Just in the same way that Google spiders the Internet (automatically crawling through millions of URLs), there are some spiders that have yet to be made that would crawl existing exciting datasets with the hope of producing some useful utility. Here is a list of spider types that I’ve come up,…
(via Uber Leads Taxi Industry Disruption Amid Fight for Riders, Drivers - Businessweek)
i don’t pitch value add. i pitch empathy understanding and a human connection to the entrepreneur. —
@fredwilson circa 2012
The Building Blocks of Community -
Product Hunt co-creator rrhoover on building community around a great product, authenticity, and respect:
Last week someone asked me:
How do you build a community?
I paused. I hadn’t thought about it before. For the past three months, much of my time and focus has been on growing the Product Hunt community. I never considered myself a “community builder” but in retrospect, perhaps I am. At…
The Rise of the Drone Market -
Almost monthly, I’m seeing a new drone startup emerge with an exciting set of abstractions. The commercial drone market is becoming a huge area of innovation, investment and application. Cloud based software platforms for fleet management, automation, aerial imaging, APIs - you name it:…
Disaggregation of a Bank -
There are lots of cool charts thrown around the startup/VC world. One of the best is the “Disaggregation of Craiglist,” originally created by Andrew Parker in 2010 and updated by David Haber in 2012 (shown below):
USV has recently invested in a host of internet-enabled financial services,…
Currency Abundance and the Tip of the Iceberg. -
Albert Wenger, investor at Union Square Ventures, wrote a piece about the technological ages of human history, and some characteristics of the modern age. This paragraph jumped out at me:
Much of what we believe to be true about society is informed by the more recent historical record. But…
Thoughtful, compelling post by Kanyi.
The Greatest Myth About the Robotics Industry - @robocosmist debunks claim that #robotics is 'capital intensive'