Valve hardware project is wearable computing

Valve's mysterious hardware project is about making wearable computing, according to Valve developer Michael Abrash, potentially revolutionising the industry.

Valve's mysterious hardware project is about making wearable computing, according to Valve developer Michael Abrash, potentially revolutionising the industry.

 
After the studio posted job listings for hardware engineer positions the internet went wild with speculation about what the software developer might be up to. One of the strongest possibilities was the Steam Box, Valve's own console gaming project, but it looks like the developer is thinking about something much bigger.
 
In a lengthy blog post (which, at the time of writing, has gone offline) Abrash revealed that Valve is hoping to bring what many consider science-fiction, the idea of wearing computer devices such as glasses and contact lenses, to reality. Of course, the US military and Google might beat it to the punch, as they have also shown interest in similar technology for augmented reality.
 
 Valve hardware project is wearable computing
 
However, Valve's proposal might be even more ambitious. Abrash suggested we could have technology that directly plugs into our brains, becoming a kind of neural interface, and he believes that in 20 years this kind of tech will be standard and that it might takes as little as three to five years to implement.
 
Despite how promising it all sounds, Valve's project is still only in the early research and development phase, so it won't have anything to reveal to the public for quite some time. The end result might simply be a list of experiments rather than an actual product, but the possibilities in this field appear endless and could dramatically change how we engage with technology.
 
Source: GamesIndustry