“Memories With Maya is a magic carpet ride, and DeSouza tells me he’s working on the sequel,” writes Ann Reynolds on The Huffington Post. She cites my review of Clyde DeSouza’s “Memories With Maya” and the excellent review of Joe Nickence.
Listen to Clyde DeSouza’s thoughts on how Augmented Reality (AR) technology, from Google Glass and Oculus Rift to the (still) fictional “Wizer,” is one of the five futuristic technologies that are likely to have the biggest impact by 2025, in the recent London Futurists Hangout on Air on “Which technologies will have the biggest impact by 2025?,” moderated by David Wood, with a live discussion between an international panel of leading futurists: Kevin Russell, Peter Rothman, Riva-Melissa Tez, Clyde DeSouza, and José Luis Cordeiro.
“I got my own personal shot of awe when author Clyde DeSouza asked me to review his “sci-fi” novel, Memories With Maya,” writes Reynolds. “He pulls an epic amount of research into his storyline on augmented eyeglass technology and visorwear. In his novel, two friends invent the AR/AGI Wizer, and add sensory haptics for a remote interface experience, so that full-body enhancement is “fleshed out” with a friend of your choice.”
“DeSouza goes even further, by suggesting memories in the brain of lost loved ones can be uploaded into Wizer, where they are retrieved “from the dead.” They become dearly beloved “dirrogates,” and their memory “lives on,” thanks to the non-referential locality of memory in the brain. When a virtual marriage took place several years ago, the digital world blessed the union. The groom couldn’t live without his Second Life virtual partner, so he married her.”
“DeSouza’s book sent me on a nomadic techno-journey across digital territory for weeks. Now I was late publishing his review, but I couldn’t help myself. My brain, hijacked by millions of neurons, was feeding off the unlimited supply of high-carb links DeSouza sent, which included inventors of 3D/AGI visor/ eyewear that I could actually buy without a prescription or even a special invite.”
“The implications of Wizer technology as a transmitter of hertz frequency to the brain is the most compelling idea I’ve had from all this. A Wizer with two cameras could transmit ultrasound that produces bursts of light at neuron sites, thereby causing growth of cells holographically.”