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November 20, 2009

Call the bluff

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1258761585 ) Play

Identify the device in the image above. It’s considered the first of its kind. Also identify its inventor.

Cracked by Logik , Jean Valjean , shashank , sidsen , Rogi , udupendra , varuns88 and Ps

Answer:

The worlds first wearable computer, co-invented by Edward Thorpe and Claude Shannon. The computer was designed to guess where the ball would end up when dropped on a roulette wheel.


8 Responses to “Call the bluff”

  1. Logik
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    Ed Thorp , and His Highness. Claude Shannon.

    The wearable computer, used for favourable roulette wheel decision making.

    the story behind it, in an awesome paper.
    http://graphics.cs.columbia.ed.....iswc98.pdf


  2. Roulette Wheel prediction computer co-invented by Claude Shannon


  3. First wearable computer!

    Actually its a device to predict where the ball in the roulette will end up. It was invented by Edward Thorp and Claude Shannon.


  4. sidsen
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    first wearable computer – edward thorpe and claude shannon


  5. Rogi
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    Thorpe and Shannon’s Roulette predictor. (wearable computer)


  6. udupendra
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    Ed Thorp’s wearable computer to predict routlettes.


  7. varuns88
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    The roulette prediction device built by Ed Thorp and Claude Shannon.Claim to fame: First wearable computer.


  8. Ps

    the Analog computer for prediction of the roulette by shanon and thorp, apparently the first wearable/handheld computer


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