Managing by walking around with a dashboard on your head

Imagine an executive walking around with a “dashboard” on his head. It looks like a pair of sporty sunglasses, but it does much more. Whereever he turns his head, pop-up windows tell him what he’s looking at. He doesn’t even have to ask “What’s going on in that cubicle?”

Detailed background on everyone from temps to hot-shot VPs shows up in his little glasses.

I’m just free-associating on the fantasy described in William Gibson’s 1994 novel Virtual Light. Jason Fry mentions that vision in today’s Wall Street Journal. His article is about New York cabbies complaining that the city’s new GPS system can track them—and the many other uses for tracking.

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