Sony is planning a rival to Google's Project Glass AR specs, which would allow pairs of users to share information by looking into each other's eyes.
A recently-filed patent showcases tech that acts like the various 'bump' apps that allow folks to share contact details by placing their phones together.
In this reality, instead of asking for a girl's phone number, you'd go up and stare into her AR bespectacled eyes until she hands over the digits. That's if the police don't show up first.
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Sony's Optical Communication Display Glasses, as they're coined, also possess "A Light Emitter that could communicate with other optical communication display(s), like a specialised wrist watch."
The glasses could also communicate with a mobile phone, PDA or games machine, meaning they could be used for work or play.
Aside from that feature, Sony's offering looks to be much like Google's.
Naturally there's a camera on board, which would pick up QR codes and the like. There's also, like Google's Project Glass, a microphone and speakers built into the headset.
Last weekend we reported on a purported Xbox 720 leak which proposed connected Kinect Glasses, so it seems the digital specs revolution is shaping up to be one of the biggest tech stories of 2013.
Via: Patent Bolt