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Author's Note

Admit it. Like a lot of other readers, you might think the idea of a head-mounted computer is too far-fetched. Not only will the input system be awkward, but the device itself would make you look ridiculous in public. Even in the privacy of your home, that geeked-out headwear might frighten the cats for days.

But let's make the assumption that Golden-i really is as universally useful as its creators believe. That kind of digital power might trump any fashion faux pas. Smartphones and tablets may be all the rage right now, but hands-free computing might just be the next revolution.

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