The Cyborgization Of Humans
And What This Means For Our Lives In The Future And Today
The National Capital Region World Future Society and the American Society for Technical Innovation (ASTI) on July 15,2004 will host a dinner discussion, and demonstration, of wearable computer technology, available now with new products that will be on the market soon, that has the potential to link man with machine in new ways drastically changing and improving peoples lives via information technology. Mark Bayliss, CEO of Visual Link will talk to us about new product releases by the partnership, as well as take a look at what these technology advances mean for us in the future as humans, the impact on health, the economics of doing business, warfare, and other arenas. Joel Coulter, Business Development Advisor to the Chairman of Xybernaut Corp. will demonstrate some of their new wearable computer products.
July 13, 2004 — When we think of the Borg shown in Star Trek: First Contact, we think of a dehumanized alien species melded from human and machine parts. Most of us do not think we are even close to having the level of technology depicted in that film. Well, were wrong. Visual Link Inc., an Internet communications company, and Xybernaut Corporation, a mobile device development company, have partnered to take communications and computer devices to the next step of evolution and interaction with humans high level mobile computing in vehicles and on people.
From a body-worn, voice-activated, high-power processor, to a single eye visual display of 2x2, Visual Link and Xybernaut have combined mobility, communications, battery innovations, compression and visualization technologies to create a new level of communications and computing technology. Their purpose is to increase human mobility, efficiency, productivity, performance and safety. Mark Bayliss, CEO of Visual Link will talk to us about new product releases by the partnership, as well as take a look at what these technology advances mean for us in the future as humans, the impact on health, the economics of doing business, warfare, and other arenas. Joel Coulter, Business Development Advisor to the Chairman of Xybernaut Corp. will demonstrate some of their new wearable computer products.
Visual Link is a leader in developing and deploying advanced Internet services. Visual Link consists of three divisions: Visual Link Internet, Cobalt Racks and WorldAirWaves. Together these three companies make up a full spectrum of Internet services that allow Visual Link to offer innovative solutions ranging from residential, corporate to Government Services and solutions. Visual Link currently provides Internet related services to over 40 countries throughout the world, with its main office located in Winchester VA and additional offices in Canada and Russia.
Xybernaut was founded in 1990 with a vision to bring the full benefits of computing power closer to the mobile worker. Back then, it was virtually impossible to take a fully functioning workstation anywhere outside the office. Even today’s notebook computers do not fit into the tight spaces and environments in which many workers operate. Xybernaut products are an eloquent convergence of technology devices that integrate seamlessly and comfortably into traditional work situations and processes. They can yield unparalleled benefits – improved focus and workflow, better teamwork and significantly enhanced productivity. Xybernaut and it’s best-of-breed collaborators continue to realize a new class of products that are ultra mobile, fully integrated, easy to use, comfortable to wear, powerful, compatible and robust.
See Mark Bayliss and Joel Coulter discuss The Cyborgization Of Humans And What This Means For Our Lives In The Future And Today” July 15, 2004, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Chevy Chase Pavilion, Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C. To sign up, visit the National Capital Region World Future Society website at www.natcapwfs.org.
About National Capital Region World Future Society (NatCapWFS): Our organization is serving future interested and thinking citizens across the Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia region. NatCapWFS is the center for ideas, within the Region, that studies, explores and shapes the future. NatCapWFS hosts monthly events open to the public. For event information, visit: www.natcapwfs.org.
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