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..and DaHarder will buy 3 each.
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Bullshit!

Oh yeah, have to mention something about Google Glasses even though I am not really making an effort because in my mind it makes me think I'm participating in the original topic¡

Google glasses are a non-topic anyway.

They'll be designed by engineers, for engineers, but never worn by engineers...or anybody else for that matter.

Can you imagine the crap you're going to get in public, or whenever you wear them indoors?

They sound like the next Google Wave.
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..and DaHarder will buy 3 each.

I certainly could if I so desire...
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..and DaHarder will buy 3 each.

Actually, he'll only need half a pair...because he's so one-eyed!
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I certainly could if I so desire...

I'm not talking about your wallet, I'm talking about your brain.
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Actually, he'll only need half a pair...because he's so one-eyed!

He will buy for his wife, his child - 3 EACH. Maybe he just buy 7 and a half this time?
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Google glasses are a non-topic anyway.

They'll be designed by engineers, for engineers, but never worn by engineers...or anybody else for that matter.

Can you imagine the crap you're going to get in public, or whenever you wear them indoors?

They sound like the next Google Wave.

There is something appealing about heads-up and augmented reality displays adding to your life. So far we've seen only sci-fi examples that seem cool though impractical but it wasn't too long ago when the tech we have today in our pockets was still science fiction outside of Apple's labs.

RiM didn't think what Apple produces could so well and Palm was sure Apple couldn't walk in and figure it out. Maybe the right innovations for wearable computers aren't as far off as we think.

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He keeps trying and FUDding around and really makes it easy to bash his arguments so I enjoy proving him wrong at every turn. But I do see your point and I'm not helping by making him post more crap than usual so I will refrain... for the rest of the night.

You need to be careful, you'll get carpal tunnel just from disputing his FUD. You do know he gets a kick out of getting a rise out of you, don't you?

Why does Apple bashing and trolling make people feel so good?

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You need to be careful, you'll get carpal tunnel just from disputing his FUD. You do know he gets a kick out of getting a rise out of you, don't you?

If that's his goal he's failed. He gets me to respond because I dislike liars and like accuracy but a rise, simply not going to happen. I am the only one who exists, after all.

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He keeps trolling and FUDding around and really makes it easy to bash his arguments so I enjoy proving him wrong at every turn. But I do see your point and I'm not helping by making him post more crap than usual so I will refrain... for the rest of the night.

When you quote a frequent troll, everyone who has that troll on their ignore list is forced to read the rubbish. Please don't quote the trolls for the sake of others in the forum.

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He keeps trolling and FUDding around and really makes it easy to bash his arguments so I enjoy proving him wrong at every turn. But I do see your point and I'm not helping by making him post more crap than usual so I will refrain... for the rest of the night.

The trolls don't deserve your time & attention.

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Seriously, can we say distracted driving?

I personally don't need to be bombarded right in the face.

So dont wear/use it while driving... same principal as your mobile phone.


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post #53 of 96
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There is something appealing about heads-up and augmented reality displays adding to your life. So far we've seen only sci-fi examples that seem cool though impractical but it wasn't too long ago when the tech we have today in our pockets was still science fiction outside of Apple's labs.

RiM didn't think what Apple produces could so well and Palm was sure Apple couldn't walk in and figure it out. Maybe the right innovations for wearable computers aren't as far off as we think.

Oh, don't me wrong.

I think HUD will be awesome, especially when true augmentation is implemented.

I just believe that Google probably won't be the company to 'get it right'.
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Oh, don't me wrong.

I think HUD will be awesome.

I just believe that Google probably won't be the company to 'get it right'.

I hear ya. My idea of "adding to your life" isn't about getting ad bubbles telling me the price and location of every for sale item I see as I walk down the street.

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post #55 of 96
This doesn't sound intrusive at all. Maybe the glasses can start tracking what people look at and make google services EVEN BETTER with more targeted ads! Augmented Reality while driving will be epic.



love gimmicks.
post #56 of 96
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Seriously, can we say distracted driving?

Google's gonna put the Motor back in Motorola. Once Motorola skids off the road in the phone and tablet business, Google will ready to position eye-wear as a visionary product.

Beenie hats with spinners will be the next twist if the spectacle business goes bust.
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I hear ya. My idea of "adding to your life" isn't about getting ad bubbles telling me the price and location of every for sale item I see as I walk down the street.

Google is gonna make a killing in the "compulsive spender" demographic segment.
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post #58 of 96
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Stop it! You're killing me!

Are you kidding? They'll probably turn us into spies for Google Streetview. Also, it'll track the location of the wearer.

they can also monitor your brain activity when ad is displayed and count it as a click
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So dont wear/use it while driving... same principal as your mobile phone.


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Tell that to the 5 or so women I see on the road on my way home with a phone in one hand that the wheel in the other.

Also it would be more difficult for police to see someone who has a stylish HUD in their face.
post #60 of 96
Methinks Google employees have been watching too much Big Bang Theory.

I don't want a HUD, I want FULL IMMERSIVE VR.
On like a "multi-directional treadmill" to simulate continuous movement in free space
Not playing Angry Birds with glasses. *sigh*

Not so I can walk down the street and hallucinate [aka augmented reality] without taking LSD.

*Drops to my Knees* STEEEEEEEVVEEEEEE!!!!!! Come back, man!
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This doesn't sound intrusive at all. Maybe the glasses can start tracking what people look at and make google services EVEN BETTER with more targeted ads! Augmented Reality while driving will be epic.



love gimmicks.

Yup the best way tech can "augment" my driving reality is to either drive the car by itself or make the car fly. Other than that, I'm happy just as it is with my iPhone in it's windshield holder thingy.
post #62 of 96
Another step on the path that will lead to your Google implant, so they can show you ads related to what you are thinking about. If you don't want anyone to know what you are thinking, you shouldn't be thinking about it.
post #63 of 96
I am going to gaze into my crystal ball and predict that soon after the release of Google Glasses (TM) that news headlines around the world will report on an accident where a wearer walks into a street and is hit by a car because he was distracted by the device. Which will then lead to laws prohibiting the use of devices while walking, anti-distracted walking laws.
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The point isn't to get something ground breaking or useful on the market, the point is to get some basic concept in the air so that when Apple shows them how to do it correctly they can just follow suit and then say that it was either obvious all along or that they started it first.

i do agree with you on that.
google can't make a mobile phone with decent battery life yet i am to believe this thing won't need a large battery? Frankenstein i imagine.
while i totally hate Apple's stance on their products, they do usually make the product 'right' or not at all. The Stanford boys running google think everything is a school project that never really has to be fleshed out for consumption.
post #65 of 96
FWIW, 9to5Macs's Seth Weintraub has to say about it:
"On a personal note, I think this will be the most exciting technology product release this year."

I think many of you are being short-sighted simply because it's coming from Google rather than Apple, Microsoft or even some small tech startup.
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post #66 of 96
ahh you guys never cease to get me laughing

When Apple releases their version of this tech 5 years from now everyone here will be parading about how "Apple finally got it right"

Doesn't really sound like Google is trying to create a mass market product here, rather a experimental socio-technological bridge tool. I know just about everyone here loves to rag on Google, but it sound pretty neat.
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Doesn't really sound like Google is trying to create a mass market product here, rather a experimental socio-technological bridge tool.

And that's what disgusts me about it.

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And that's what disgusts me about it.

Disgusting that it's not mass-market yet? Why?
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Please put DaHarder on your ignore list rather than respond.

Where is that list option? I don't see it listed in any menus. Or do you mean just ignore him?
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Where is that list option? I don't see it listed in any menus. Or do you mean just ignore him?

Well, both work, but the forums have an actual Ignore option under your user control panel.

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Well, both work, but the forums have an actual Ignore option under your user control panel.

Thanks
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Where is that list option? I don't see it listed in any menus. Or do you mean just ignore him?

For the regulars who are probably more knowledgeable and able to refute claims, putting other members on ignore simply because you don't agree with them probably does more harm than good.

Consider that AI averages over 300K pageviews per day according to what I found. Your missing pair of eyes won't affect the 299,999 others who may see that post. By you ignoring the post, never seeing it, failing to call it out if it's false, it may indicate to casual readers that the claim is true instead.

Just a thought. This isn't just a little community of a couple dozen regulars. There's lots of eyes that pass thru here. Some of you regulars are being way short-sighted.

In actuality you couldn't do a bigger favor to those spreading half-truths than putting them on ignore. It makes it appear they were right all along if no one disagrees. Just an FYI.
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Consider that AI averages over 300K pageviews per day according to what I found. Your missing pair of eyes won't affect the 299,999 others who may see that post. By you ignoring the post, never seeing it, failing to call it out if it's false, it may indicate to casual readers that the claim is true instead.

In actuality you couldn't do a bigger favor to those spreading half-truths than putting them on ignore. It makes it appear they were right all along if no one disagrees. Just an FYI.

This. This is exactly why I'll never use the Ignore option.

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This. This is exactly why I'll never use the Ignore option.

You're welcome. Just thought it was worth mentioning as I doubt some here ever thought it thru.

For those more interested in reading just pro-Apple views (perfectly valid reason for visiting IMO) and not engaging others who might disagree, using the ignore button is a fine choice. Otherwise it's not the best idea as far as I'm concerned.
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ahh you guys never cease to get me laughing

When Apple releases their version of this tech 5 years from now everyone here will be parading about how "Apple finally got it right"

Doesn't really sound like Google is trying to create a mass market product here, rather a experimental socio-technological bridge tool. I know just about everyone here loves to rag on Google, but it sound pretty neat.

in all fairness a 'tablet' sounded neat too but no one made anything that didn't really stink till apple did it. even now 99% (or 100% depending on how you look at it lol) of competitors tablets still stink.
i LOVE the idea of a HUD but i don't want to have a 2 hour battery life on a gargantuan cludgy headset or some cable that dangles down to a big battery.
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They’ve made heads-up glasses for years, iPod-video-compatible long before the iPhone, and I love the idea! Some let you see through the video, others are dark until you flip them up. I’ve been watching for them to come down in price and up in resolution. A niche product, sure, but still pretty cool. I want the idea to succeed, in Google’s hands or otherwise. (But I’d rather buy an accessory for my existing device I already carry, not an expensive cellular-enabled standalone glasses unit.)

Of course what I really want is a stereoscopic motion-tracking consumer HMD that is a) cheap and b) widely supported by games (and we’re getting there). Virtual reality is so awesome, and has caught on so amazingly slowly! I know it’s bad for the eyes in the long term but... so much fun!
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Theyve made heads-up glasses for years. . .

... but HUD glasses like these with the capabilities and connectivity they're said to offer have never been made for consumers. Not at any price.
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google is amazing.
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"Sources said the eyewear would include a small screen intended to sit just a few inches from the user's eyes."

Has the FDA been castrated of all authority here as well as everywhere else?

"Insiders indicated that the glasses would not be designed for constant use, though some power users would likely choose to wear them a lot."

Ah, the earbud precedent moves on "It's not our fault you're deaf/blind. We told you not to actually use what we sold you. You're just supposed to pay us for it and keep in in a drawer until we tell you it's time to buy a new one 14 months from now."

But all in all, I just can't wait. Spex and smart gloves. Yee hah. I've always felt I belonged in a Bruce Sterling novel. I can just see myself at some dinner party, looking around the room and clawing at the air like I'm fighting off killer bees, when in fact I'm just summoning a taxi to escape from people who serve wine in a box or otherwise fail to appreciate my genius.

I'll have to buy it online, though. "Eyewear" is one of those words I can't force past my larynx without wishing myself and everyone else dead.
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FWIW, 9to5Macs's Seth Weintraub has to say about it:
"On a personal note, I think this will be the most exciting technology product release this year."

I think many of you are being short-sighted simply because it's coming from Google rather than Apple, Microsoft or even some small tech startup.

I think it's mainly that people have come to expect crap from Google.
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