Originally Posted by Gatorguy
Just noticed an "exclusive story" at 9to5 about Apple also working on sensors and products for the medical field. Somewhat atypical really as it almost reads as coming from Apple sources, sorta "we're doing it too". Little doubt that Apple is in fact working in the same field and has been for awhile but perfect timing on previously unreported details and tech.
Your post reads like a desperate attempt to prove that Apple is collusion with 9to5Mac. I imagine you were hoping to plant your theory in order to somehow taint the view that folk have on Apple's involvement.
So let's try this for an unproven theory:
This line of Google research is a bizarre idea for the reason that mstone highlighted: diabetics are advised not to wear contact lenses. So why is Google doing it? Because they've learned that the trick to getting people to accept something unpalatable is by dressing it in something a little less unsavoury.
People, in general, don't like Google Glass. They think the whole idea is creepy and the folk who wear them are creepier still. That is the perception. So how do you get around this perception? If you're Google then you do it sneakily.
You carry on improving the tech, but you disguise it as medical research : "Leave us alone goddammit! We're trying to help people here!"
And in five years time, the "I think that weirdo wearing the Google Glass is filming me!" perception will disappear because the weirdo is filming you through a contact lense that is transmitting the feed to the phone in his pocket. You won't even know you're being filmed.Edited by Rayz - 1/19/14 at 7:28pm