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Friday, March 28, 2014

Glassholes - Comment on a post at Stross's Antipope


Just to add a few disruptors, I can't imagine that google glasses will have any difficulty reading cards and remembering them, thus giving any oik the ability to win at blackjack in casinos. Plainly casinos won't let them in while they can recognise them, but I can't think that'll be long.
and it shouldn't be too hard to break roulette by working out the speed of the ball and the speed of the wheel; Claude Shannon, the information theorist, worked on that for a while - see The First Wearable Computer (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~evans/thorp.pdf) -- and did quite well even with the technology of the time.
The only gambling operations that can really survive google glasses are the purely random ones, like poker machines.

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