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Drop-down AR Hat

Like an auto cue or teleprompt er, except it isn't one.
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There are these funny little stunted hats that modern people in modern life wear, even without the manners to take a hat off when they come indoors. I think they call these hats 'bass ball hats', which no doubt stems from some kind of ball or dance, at which they play music that is mostly in the domain of the bass clef, usually featuring the reconstructed sound of a classic Roland TB-303 transistor bass computer controlled synthesizer.

These hats don't have much of a proper brim, but there is the remains of a brim only at the front, which is referred to as the peak. It occurs to me that underneath this stiffened peak could be affixed a wide visual display (eg, a phone) with IMU (eg, a phone) and live network connection (eg, a phone), pointing downward to the ground. Also able to be dropped downward but at a 45° angle is an attractive visor of sunglasses type tint. The visor will actually be a 50/50 reflectance mirror receiving and re-inverting the phone display, upon which will be displayed a pre-barrel-distorted pair of left-right eye visual images, which when bounced from the inside of the drop-down beam splitter mirror, appears as an augmented 3D immersive display that fits over reality. This glass works like the autocue in a television studio does.

Ian Tindale, Aug 23 2016

TV Hat https://www.youtube...watch?v=9SJsk1L2RUg
groundwork laid [tatterdemalion, Aug 24 2016]


       could be used for that poke a moon game.
po, Aug 23 2016

       Baked, but probably not WKTE.
8th of 7, Aug 23 2016

       //without the manners to take a hat off when they come indoors// I can't believe that's the case. What kind of people are these??
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 23 2016

       french (although the term "people" is used very loosely in this context, and indeed probably entirely incorrectly).
8th of 7, Aug 23 2016

       I find that hard to believe. They are so close to England that, surely, some manners would have diffused across by now?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 23 2016

       It hasn't worked for the welsh ...
8th of 7, Aug 23 2016

       // could be affixed a wide visual display (eg, a phone)...... //   

       We must crowd fund this idea immediately.
whatrock, Aug 23 2016

       Of course the problem with this idea is that in a large portion of the population, the brim is considered properly worn towards the side at arbitrary angles. For customers afflicted with this condition, we sell a mirror set of them fixed around a ring that reflects the user's view to the now non- optimally located screen hanging from the side brim.
RayfordSteele, Aug 23 2016

       //poke a moon game// I was wracking my brains the other day when someone asked me what a mongo was, and why was it all the young folks were trying to poke one.
zen_tom, Aug 24 2016

       //It hasn't worked for the welsh ...//   

       WARNING: the half-baker we know as [8th of 7] was arrested some months ago; his account is now being operated by agents provocateurs of the Glamorgan Constabulary, who are building a case under new hate-crime laws against other half-bakers.
pertinax, Aug 27 2016

       // account is now being operated by agents provocateurs of the Glamorgan Constabulary, //   

       Impossible. You're asking readers to believe that someone in the Glamorgan Constabulary can cope with four-syllable words like "Constabulary" and even "provocateurs", and use computers, when it's well-known that their idea of high-tech data storage is arranging boulders in circles. If they want the circle actually aligned with the solstice, they have to buy-in "programming" talent from Somerset, where at least the inhabitants know that a once-yearly glimpse of the sun through the lowering drizzly clouds isn't a portent of the end of the world.   

       // building a case under new hate-crime laws //   

       They're trying to work out how to make scratches on rocks using other rocks. That hardly counts as "building a case".
8th of 7, Aug 27 2016


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