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What was Johnny lee Miller wearing in hackers

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#1 jim1174 OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:21 PM

In the movie hackers Johnny lee Miller is wearing something that looks like google glass. Do any of know what it was ?

#2 JamesD OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 4:53 PM

I always figured it was just a movie prop

#3 ZylonBane OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 5:39 PM

If only you had some sort of picture of this that we could look at.

#4 Tanooki OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 6:01 PM

If only you had some sort of picture of this that we could look at.



Looks like a modified Tiger R-Zone.

#5 schnuth ONLINE  


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Posted Sat Jul 1, 2017 6:09 PM

You could totally hack the Gibson with one of those. :P

#6 brak OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:51 AM

The script refers to it as a "Pirate Eye" Eyepiece. A google of that will find some modern equivalents such as this  http://www.fpvhobby....lcd-goggle.html.


Other sites call it a monocular FPV or HUD. 


As far as the one in the movie, I have never been able to find any trace of it online. I've looked a lot for it. They custom made quite a few things in the movie. So, it could just be a prop. 

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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:07 PM

I remember years back, and I'm not sure if it was before or after this movie, there was some guy who had something like that only bigger. Dubbed something like he was "bionic" or "cyber", this guy did stuff online for his work constantly. He cobbled together a small computer, mini monitor, some sort of single hand keyboard that clasped around the hand, a cell phone that basically ran dial up speed and then a mini monitor that covered his eye.

In the news piece you could see him walking down the street just clattering away on his mono-keyboard. It was just....weird.

Now you see peopke walking around with their smartphones tapping away as they walk.

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