Search Professional’s Research Asks: Does Google Want to Put a Computer in Your Eyeball?
The Arnold Information Technology team of competitive intelligence professionals reports that Google is showing a burgeoning interest in microscale and nanoscale synthetic technology.
After recent research, Stephen E. Arnold, a leading expert in online information systems, and the Arnold Information Technology team of competitive intelligence professionals report that Google is showing a burgeoning interest in microscale and nanoscale synthetic technology.
In an article in Citizentekk published on Aug. 5, Arnold explains how he may have inadvertently glimpsed one possible trajectory for Google Glass. He said Google’s recent $2 billion jump in R&D spending may be due in part to the costs associated with a private company’s funding of mulch-disciplinary research in bioengineering. He and his team started to research the reasons using open source patents, because Google is not doing much talking in public about self-assembly, bioengineering, and nanotechnology. Arnold’s forthcoming monograph summarizing his team’s findings will be available in the fall of 2013.
“Google’s public statements are widely reported, but these are mostly public relations-type generalizations that do not reveal much, if anything, about the medical implications of the experts working on Glass,” said Anthony Safina, another researcher working on the collection of patent documents with ArnoldIT. “Google’s patent flow for Glass accelerated once the company announced Google[x] Labs. At the same time, the publication of journal articles by some of the key Glass engineers slowed. Another interesting fact unearthed in my research is that the spelling of the new X Labs is almost unsearchable.”
That’s not the only way Google hides research project developments. “The use of different names for some Google-related work is not unusual,” said Arnold.
Research indicates Google has named Dr. Babak Amirparviz as director of Glass. Amirparviz is one of the world’s leading experts in the design and fabrication of micro- and nanocomponents. He is closely associated with the demonstration project to put a visual display in a contact lens. The Glass team features experts in nanomanufacturing and nonconventional interfaces. One of Amirparviz’s colleagues, Ricardo Prada, holds patents for Glass-related inventions in the name of Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez.
Stuart Schram, an ArnoldIT engineer with academic training in bioengineering, said, “Google has focused on the eyeglasses form factor. At the same time, the company is pushing forward with inventions by Ricardo Prada (working with Sergey Brin) in interface areas which apply to other types of devices. Google is putting in place researchers and patent applications that will allow the firm an opportunity to push forward in medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, and fabrication of components at incredibly small sizes.”
“The goal is not glasses. Glasses, clearly, are just a bridge to the goal. And that goal may be to embed a computer in your eyeball,” Arnold said.
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About Stephen E. Arnold, ArnoldIT
Stephen E. Arnold, one of the leading experts in online information systems, is a technology and financial analyst with more than thirty years of experience. He has worked at Halliburton Nuclear, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, the Courier Journal & Louisville Times, and Ziff Communications Company. He set up his independent research group, Arnold Information Technology, in 1991 and has served a wide range of commercial and governmental clients. He is the author of the monographs “The Google Legacy,” “Google Version 2.0,” and “Google: The Digital Gutenberg,” more than 50 journal articles, and a number of other books, including “Internet 2000” and the first three editions of the 600-page encyclopedia of search called “The Enterprise Search Report.” His newest studies of open source search are available from one of the global leaders in technology consulting, IDC, at http://www.idc.com. Visit Beyond Search at http://arnoldit.com/wordpress/ for information about his 2013 Cebit lecture and free Augmentext information services: The Trend Point, EMRxNow, RxScriptMD, and Gourmet de Ville. A profile of Arnold is available at http://www.xenky.com.
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