Discussion in 'Headline News' started by Ed Hardy, May 22, 2007.
It's my guess that we see both devices in Q4 this year.
I'll just encourage everyone to relax about this a little bit. Yes, it could be huge, but at the same time it might easily be disappointing compared to all the hype. Better to aim low and be pleasantly surprised.
Well it's less than 24 hours to the big announcement and I must break my silence...
The Hawk will feature:
1 - OLED display
2 - keyboard
3 - wifi
4 - bluetooth
5 - fabric softener dispenser
6 - permanent press cycle
7 - vibrating massage
8 - water saver
9 - turbo setting
10 - Three Laws Safe (r)
11 - 3d holographic projection
(think "Obi wan, you're my only hope")
12 - communication by chirping noises
13 - able to repair damages on the outside of spacecraft without risk to crew
It will be called the Hawk R2 Unit with Optional Spin Dry
Vibrating massage?! I'm ALL OVER this thing when it's released! I need a massage.
<mp thinks of offering OHD a hand but realizes this is the HN forum
I am betting against the OLED screen and massage option as well as hoping against such a large price tag, but I do think the Hawk will be feature rich! And I also hope we can keep calling it the Hawk
The first manufacturer that "perfects" tracking of the eyes for directional movement of the cursor, and voice input for selection will win BIG in my opinion. The ability of a device to track the user's gaze and respond to voice input will be a huge and effective advance. For example, for someone to enter a building, they must walk there first (directional movement), then physically open the door by using the hands which in our case will be replaced by simiple voice commands, e.g. open, select, print, close, louder, softer, etc.
"So, why was I listening to this lecture? It was not purely to learn about Hierarchical Temporal Management, which I found absolutely fascinating, but to get a handle on what's next at Palm. After hearing about Numenta, I am convinced that the project coming out in November is not what everyone has been writing about. Numenta is not a machine, but a thought process which attempts to emulate the brains' thought processes through non-static, mobile "guesswork" that dwarfs our thinking about events. It is preemptive. It is akin to thinking about a sequence of numbers and colors before they have been produced. It is akin to knowing the difference in texture between velvet and carpet. Some of the guess work appears to involve appointing memories of other objects and things and interpolating them to come up with what you are holding in your hands. A real life example would be putting out your hand and having someone tell you that you are about to feel a cup filled with hot cocoa. You already have a preconceived notion about the scent of hot cocoa, the ceramic feel of a cup, the warmth involved and the visualization of the cup, such that when it is placed in your hand you can translate it to mean: Warm cup of Cocoa in hand. All of these things are involved in making that decision. Numenta appears to be about trying to emulate these thought processes to come to these conclusions.
One can see quite readily that this has the potential for a lot of DoD type stuff: Face recognition, object identification etc. Mr. Hawkins has stated that the early project will involve food/recipe recognition to start with. There appears to be some semblance of software out on the website to experiment with Numenta for now." http://www.lifedrivedoc.com
Again, You're "my man" at BH, A! It's always good to see a voice of reason out there.
Makes sense! The hottest scent by far. This could be really "it".
If so, CPU?, Screen? Also operational as a stand-alone device or only "tethered" to a Treo? Let us see tomorrow.
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