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I swear to GOD, I will smack in the face anyone trying to talk to me with one of those stupid things on.



Be warned.

 



Lol okay, but if you slap me I will press charges.

I hope Google ends up getting this right. I can see some cool uses for Glass, especially if it can interface seamlessly with my iPhone. It would be really nice to be able to read and respond to texts, for example. Like others, my main concern would be folks taking photos of you that you're unaware of. Would be too easy to do.

 

I envision a market for "Glass Shades." Little black microfiber cloths that you can drape over the Google Glass camera.  So the #Glasshole across the table from you can't shoot photos or videos of you.

 

Kickstarter anyone?

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They look autistic to me. Could also be Durham residents.

On a more serious note, 

 

Why is this funny? It seems like you think it's funny since you follow it with "on a more serious note". Could you explain the joke?
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They look autistic to me. Could also be Durham residents.


On a more serious note, 

Why is this funny? It seems like you think it's funny since you follow it with "on a more serious note". Could you explain the joke?

Not funny haha, more like a lame remark on my part. I mean, they look, well, not normal, looking through those glasses.
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post #44 of 78
Google glass seems like it would be popular, in a 10 year ago market. It just doesn't seem right now, smartphones seem for of a enjoyment.
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Not to mention creepy.  Zombie-like.

I wonder when the first #Glasshole will sue Google for causing them to step into an open manhole.
Or for causing them to get hit by a bus.  It's bound to happen.
Hmm. So people don't already stare at their gps while driving and rear-end the car in front of them, read and send texts while driving and hit a bicyclist, or walk thru a mall staring at their smartphone screen and not notice the fountain in front of them? Is the device at fault?
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There will definitely be niche markets where a product like Google Glasses could be useful, but the only people who seem to have embraced it as a major item are the typical "digital media" crowd at all the rumor and news sites.  These are the people who's lives depend on "the next big cool thing" - they have to have something to hype, to test, to criticize, to report on, to lie to investors about, etc.  They are desperate for any "growth products", but sadly for them almost all new tech products have now quickly moved to commodity products.  PC's, big screen TVs, and even smartphone and tablets are all to the point where the latest products are not going to be radically different than last year's model.  Glasses, wristwatches, and "wearable computing" are all going to be niche markets for nerds or certain vertical industries.

 

Thinking that the potential market for Google Glasses is anything approaching the market for smartphone, tablets, or PC's is being unrealistic.  

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Google Glass is amazing. The future. So many applications. As a composer I conducted a recording session with Glass I could see the score in front of me plus I could record video and show to people afterwards from a conductor's point of view how it looks. Also I paint and I put a portrait in front of me and painted. Also GPS function and Google translate helps when I am in a foreign country. A totally amazing product.

So you're a composer, a conductor, an artist, and a world traveler?

Somehow I doubt it.
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I swear to GOD, I will smack in the face anyone trying to talk to me with one of those stupid things on.



Be warned.

 

Like others, my main concern would be folks taking photos of you that you're unaware of. Would be too easy to do.

The same was said about cellphones/smartphones with cameras 10 years ago. Some workout gyms barred them over privacy concerns, and banning cellphones at public events and performances wasn't all that unusual. Guess what? We all dealt with it and came around to see the value in carrying one ourselves. Who doesn't carry their cellphone to the gym or a concert now?
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The same was said about cellphones/smartphones with cameras 10 years ago. Some workout gyms barred them over privacy concerns, and banning cellphones at public events and performances wasn't all that unusual. Guess what? We all dealt with it and came around to see the value in carrying one ourselves. Who doesn't carry their cellphone to the gym or a concert now?

Yes but you can tell when someone is taking a picture of you when they shove a cell phone /camera in your face.
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There were lots of people who dissed the iPad and the iPhone. They're dissing an iWatch and iTV while still vaporware. Perhaps you even remember claims that the iPhone might cause brain tumors.

So yeah perhaps you do have a point. A new technology/product can be successful in spite of naysayers, the unimaginative, or those afraid of doing things in a new way.

 

Stop saying this new, it is not, the military has had this technology for the a long time, All the Helicopter gunships have a signal eye information systems which display information about the helicopter and its weapons systems as well as tactical information. Google just took it the next step.

 

My point is that it not something you can easily use, i.e. walk and talk and try reading information as it is being displayed to you in one eye let alone. Ask those military pilot about all the training they have to go through to use these one eyesystems and fly an helicopter. Look at all the people who can barely talk and drive without making a mess of our roads. As to my example, it could good idea but fails the personal safety test. 

 

I said this before, NYC looked at banning texting while walking, why because they have people walking into traffic and getting hit. What do you think will happen with a device like this. It would not surprise me to hear people having vision issue due to something like this. 

 

There are lots of great ideas and technologies and everyone thinks it neat and cool but they fail on level which most creative types fail to understand. Blue tooth ear pieces are a great ideas and people temped to use them for years in the end people rather put a phone to their ears. Why, there are many reason but most it not socially acceptable to walk around wearing them and having a conversations. 

 

If you do not understand why something was an obviously failure then you destine to do again.

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Um, no.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/159442/apple-worked-on-google-glass-like-device-decided-it-wasnt-worth-it

Why would anyone be afraid? Seems like an odd thing to say. It doesn't compete with anything from Apple in any way. People think these things are weird and have no current practical application for them. How is that hard to comprehend?

 

Um, yes.

 

That link has nothing to do with Glass or anything like it.  A visor that makes users feel like they are in a movie theater sounds bulky and appears to serve a different purpose (though Glass will likely offer some sort of augmented reality application at some time).

 

I don't know why they're afraid.  I just know that all the fanboys here are shooting down Glass with all the force they can muster.  Almost nobody has used it, but people here are pronouncing it dead/useless/invasive/stupid etc.  Nine times out of ten, that sort of response comes as a result of a need to quash the potential of something that threatens a person's ideology or beliefs.

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Whatever happened to just talking to people, giving them your full undivided attention? Will Glass solve that, or make that worse?

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Whatever happened to just talking to people, giving them your full undivided attention? Will Glass solve that, or make that worse?

You can't even get anyone under 30 to actually talk on the phone anymore. Communication is over text/iMessage. I find it incredibly irritating to call one of my kids or their friends and no one answers, but send them a text and you get one back within minutes.
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Yes but you can tell when someone is taking a picture of you when they shove a cell phone /camera in your face.

Facebook is filled with photos and Youtube with videos of people who didn't know their picture was being taken. Heck there was even an entertainment show called "Candid Microphone" back in the 40's and "Candid Camera" in the 50's/60's. I'm sure you've had candid pictures taken of you unaware. Who hasn't? Yet you don't try to ban cameras in your vicinity do you or get nervous when you realize people near you might have smartphones?

Seems you and a few others think that Google Glass is creating privacy issues we don't already have. It isn't IMO and we'll find ways to deal with it or otherwise accept and even embrace it just as we have with other new technologies.
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Stop saying this new, it is not, the military has had this technology for the a long time, All the Helicopter gunships have a signal eye information systems which display information about the helicopter and its weapons systems as well as tactical information. Google just took it the next step.

I said this before, NYC looked at banning texting while walking, why because they have people walking into traffic and getting hit. What do you think will happen with a device like this. It would not surprise me to hear people having vision issue due to something like this. 

If you do not understand why something was an obviously failure then you destine to do again.

The military version of augmented reality displays have been failures? If not then I'm not sure how that comment is applicable to Google Glass especially considering it would hardly be as absolutely necessary as even HUD's for military warplanes. You only use Glass when it's beneficial.

FWIW I would also think using Google Glass with your head up would be much safer when walking than staring down at a smartphone screen and absolutely safer than using one while driving. That's done by millions every day. NY might end up advocating for HUD's instead of traditional smart devices one day.
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Wow, so many angry whiny hate posts.... What's the point? 

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Wow, so many angry whiny hate posts.... What's the point? 

Self-absorbed people living in their own worlds. Glass will help them achieve even greater levels of self-absorption.

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Facebook is filled with photos and Youtube with videos of people who didn't know their picture was being taken. Heck there was even an entertainment show called "Candid Microphone" back in the 40's and "Candid Camera" in the 50's/60's. I'm sure you've had candid pictures taken of you unaware. Who hasn't? Yet you don't try to ban cameras in your vicinity do you or get nervous when you realize people near you might have smartphones?

Seems you and a few others think that Google Glass is creating privacy issues we don't already have. It isn't IMO and we'll find ways to deal with it or otherwise accept and even embrace it just as we have with other new technologies.

Those are hidden cameras. We have laws governing those things.
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You talking about the YouTube videos and Facebook photos I mentioned? I doubt the cameras were hidden in most cases, altho there are those celebrity sex tapes celebs had no idea about. 1wink.gif
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That link has nothing to do with Glass or anything like it.

It is quite like it, though, be honest.
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...all the fanboys here are shooting down Glass with all the force they can muster.  Almost nobody has used it, but people here are pronouncing it dead/useless/invasive/stupid etc.  Nine times out of ten, that sort of response comes as a result of a need to quash the potential of something that threatens a person's ideology or beliefs.

So you're saying everyone should try Glass or they can have no opinion on it? Seems fair enough, but people rarely extend that courtesy to the Apple products they pan.
Especially when they haven't been confirmed to even exist.
It happens all the time.

Personally, this seems as gimmicky and useless as Samsung's new watch. Wearables clearly have a long way to go before they solve any existing problems better than alternatives. It's more likely IMO that Google uses Glass tech in other ventures, eg. Moto X's always listening feature. It's a glorified tech demo.
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Wow, some of you people are just ridiculous.

 

First let me start by saying this is not something new - SHOCKER - !!!

 

There have been many HUD type devices for the past many decades.  In fact, though you will hate hearing this, Apple had a HUD prototype for the Newton Message pads back in the 1990's.  Yes, they really did.  The testing showed a number of people could not multi-task with a HUD and it was causing disorientation and headaches.

 

Second.  The military has been using various HUDs forever.  Various sizes and shapes.  One thing to note is that for many decades there was a requirement to have a specific vision level before you could become a jet fighter pilot.  This still persists to this day, google it if you need to (pun intended).  There are many reasons for this, including being able to tolerate the HUD and terrain during high stress combat manoeuvres.

 

This is to illustrate that for decades the human body has tried to deal with this type/style of technology to varying degrees of success.

 

Third:  If the high end techies and early adopters show us how great it is then it will ride a wave of the masses following.  What a crock of shit of a statement that is.  It is exactly what the term "niche" defines.  It will definitely have some uses, but as for mass adoption that is something that is to be seen.  I personally do not think it will take on to a great extent.  Could be wrong though.

 

Fourth:  This really is a good attempt to advance the existing technology that Google did not pioneer nor create.  I am impressed they have gotten it to this stage and based on the tech alone it is quite good.  It is not for me, but soldier on Google.

 

Fifth:  Privacy.  We are all delusional in thinking that we will have or maintain our existing levels of privacy.  Each and every day we sign or agree to more and more that rips away our rights and freedoms.  Apparently we are too stupid collectively to see it.  In fact, most of us don't seem to care and are at the point where convenience outweighs even of the thought of retaining privacy.

 

I think Glass will fail under the in your face level of not being able to control our privacy, but that over time some new device or tech will override those fears, or make it that we don't even know we lost it.

 

There are so many more idiotic comments to make fun of, but I have to go make love to my wife instead of this.  Be back later....

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Google Glass is amazing. The future. So many applications. As a composer I conducted a recording session with Glass I could see the score in front of me plus I could record video and show to people afterwards from a conductor's point of view how it looks. Also I paint and I put a portrait in front of me and painted. Also GPS function and Google translate helps when I am in a foreign country. A totally amazing product.

You can achieve all of this with better results from other devices, and avoided looking retarded in the process too. All but a composer's point of view that nobody cares.

Yours sincerely,
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Originally Posted by lookforandrew View Post

There are so many more idiotic comments to make fun of, but I have to go make love to my wife instead of this.  Be back later....

 

So was your intent to waste time with an absolutely pathetic post or did you have an actual purpose for being here?

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Things I'd like before I'd buy one.

1. Need to be able to see what is on my phone's screen from the Glass, i.e. stream like airplay to the glass.

2. Needs to work with iPhone or as stand-alone, i.e. I'm not going to get an Android phone.

3. Needs to be able to take input from other device like cellphone or watch.  How about a tiny band with accelerometer on my wrist or ring-finger?

The article didn't mention the excellent food available after the demo.  Great meatballs, cake, cookies, fancy alcohol-free drinks.  

Things I'd like before I even consider one. Don't send any data to Google server. Period.
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It would be nice if I could add glass-specific web pages to my server, much like we have Mobile-specific web pages now.  

That will be out of business in no time.
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Why diss in everything google does? I don't get it. This is not a bad product for a first iteration. Other companies can make good products too IMHO.

We diss it because it's not a product for us. It's a product for Google to suck all of our data from us.
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We diss it because it's not a product for us. It's a product for Google to suck all of our dates from us.
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So was your intent to waste time with an absolutely pathetic post or did you have an actual purpose for being here?

 

As much as your pathetic posts.  No idea why you are raging so much.  I made some good valid observations unlike your blithering for the sake of upping your post count.  I like some of the things you say, but obviously you don't seem to read what others have to say.  Each to their own I guess.  Tough guys on forums, all of us.

 

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Lol okay, but if you slap me I will press charges.

You presses any charge you want, I will punch you anyway and hope to God the court will see the light that this device is an invasion to my privacy.
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It isn't IMO

Wow. Just wow.

We'll see soon, I guess.
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In fact, most of us don't seem to care and are at the point where convenience outweighs even of the thought of retaining privacy.

This's why Google stock has grown so much in recent years. Nobody cares.
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There are so many more idiotic comments to make fun of, but I have to go make love to my wife instead of this.  Be back later....

Good idea. I'll do a few too. 1smile.gif
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Originally Posted by lookforandrew View Post

No idea why you are raging so much.

 

Probably because that isn’t happening? What was the point of your post?

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Probably because that isn’t happening? What was the point of your post?
Let me see if I can break it down...

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...this is not something new... ...for decades the human body has tried to deal with this type/style of technology to varying degrees of success.
It's not news that people don't like Glass

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If the high end techies and early adopters show us how great it is then it will ride a wave of the masses following.  What a crock of shit of a statement that is.
There's no evidence to suggest popularity will increase over time; some things just die

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...soldier on Google.
At least they're trying, I guess

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We are all delusional in thinking that we will have or maintain our existing levels of privacy
Privacy won't be the main limiting factor to adoption of Glass

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...I have to go make love to my wife instead of this...

Best to ignore this outburst
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So you're saying everyone should try Glass or they can have no opinion on it? Seems fair enough, but people rarely extend that courtesy to the Apple products they pan.
Especially when they haven't been confirmed to even exist.
It happens all the time.

 

This is exactly what I'm saying.  And yes, that happens for Apple products too.  It's a stupid problem to have.

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Not funny haha, more like a lame remark on my part. I mean, they look, well, not normal, looking through those glasses.

You're one of the more balanced posters in these forums, but you should have thought this one through.  As the father of a teenager who has ASD, your implication that people with autism aren't normal is offensive, whether it was meant as a joke or not.  You are aware that there is likely a 100% probability that there are members of this forum who are autistic?

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Not funny haha, more like a lame remark on my part. I mean, they look, well, not normal, looking through those glasses.

 

So you think autism is a joke and autistic people can be used as a punch line for something you want to mock?

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Not to mention creepy.  Zombie-like.

 

I wonder when the first #Glasshole will sue Google for causing them to step into an open manhole.

Or for causing them to get hit by a bus.  It's bound to happen.

 

 

Thankfully, the rest of the sane world doesn't have America's ridiculously litigious culture.  It's what will sink you guys in due course.  Just watch what all those patent suits do to innovation in the USA over time.

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It's early days and people are still discovering the limits of this technology.  And those limits will include the social boundaries of using such a device.

 

Good on Google for getting the conversation started.  And really, in the grand scheme of things, the entire Glass project is probably a rounding error on Google's balance sheet.

 

I could see a scenario where it's not always worn but worn in certain circumstance.  Wear it when driving.  Wear it when high productivity is important, around the office, etc.  Over time, I can see etiquette developing around wearing glass, the same way there is etiquette today in toting a smartphone.

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You're one of the more balanced posters in these forums, but you should have thought this one through.  As the father of a teenager who has ASD, your implication that people with autism aren't normal is offensive, whether it was meant as a joke or not.  You are aware that there is likely a 100% probability that there are members of this forum who are autistic?

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So you think autism is a joke and autistic people can be used as a punch line for something you want to mock?

Oh heavens no, this wasn't my intention at all. Sorry for my total misuse of, well, misplaced, well, sorry. I can't take back what I wrote, and I stand corrected.
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