No leaders around here. Just people who only "lead" in their fantasies.
"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."
"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."
You could read it this way:
We are making a product that looks just like one of our other products but a reasonable person would look at it and realize that it is a new category for Apple.
236 posts late, but at least it’s finally done. Good riddance to bad rubbish, and never come back.
One, it’s rather heavy, and in a lopsided way. The right side (where the GG is) is much heavier and thicker, and does not slide between the ear lobe and the cranium in an easy way. I did not feel comfortable at all, since it seemed heavier on one side, and felt like it could slip and fall any time. The ‘viewing’ glass itself is about an inch long, half an inch wide and tall, and kind of sits there like a weird, clumsy-looking attachment to the glass.
Two, the entire thing comes in one big ‘molded’ piece. You cannot fold it over like you can normal reading glasses to, say, put in your shirt/jacket pocket. You have slip the whole thing into what looks like a man-purse pouch (or you have to carry a man-purse into which you’ll have to put that pouch).
Three, there was no obvious way to get started, but you figure it out by rubbing/hitting it here and there. Even then, the response was not uniform, quick, or smooth. I kept having to try multiple times to get a response.
Four, when it does come on, something like a floating white screen (like a projector presentation screen) shows up on the right side, and it tells you to say “OK, Glass” to get to a menu. (The current menu is really quite limited in terms of functionality). After wearing it and trying to do stuff with it for about 15-20 mins, my right eye got quite visibly tired, and I just had to take the darn thing off to ‘reset’ my vision. Think of looking at a Viewmaster or through a binocular with one eye for an extended period of time. Ugh.
Five, you have to be connected to wifi to get anything to happen at all.
Six, everything is stored on Google servers.
I could go on, but perhaps I should stop here in the interests of time. Let’s just say that I could not wait to take the damn thing off, and get on with my life. It’s not even close to a beta.
I am a fan of apple.. I got a macbook and iphones since the original one. I love to see them succeed but when people defy logic it annoys and irritates me.
to your points. Yes cars, seriously. Almost everyone agrees that regulatory hurdles will drag implementation of the technology (that already exists) further down the road. Almost everyone agrees that we will see a 90%-100% driverless car within 10 years from now. Your example with the F1 car is irrelevant. These cars will drive on the road infrastructure that already exist. Its the technology that google (and others) is building that will allow this. And I bet they would love to lease it to all car manufacturers when the time comes.
and robotics. from what I read Google plans to revolutionalize factories. So instead of thousand chinese workers assembling phones at Foxtron, there will be robot factories - possibly in the US- assembling them 24/7. And I get those robots wont be jumping from any buildings either.
I totally agree with you on your 2nd to last paragraph about apples success.
On your last paragraph you say "Why the hell would anyone want them to start doing stuff with cars or something? That's not their business.".. well it wasnt their business making phones prior to 2007 and now look what happened. I think you must wrote this without thinking. I dont think you believe that Apple should not venture into other markets. I think they are obliged to. Hell yes I would love to see them make tesla like cars. If not Apple with their powerful resources and the zillions in the bank then who?
I bet there where a lot of people in the 1950s that said people would never land on the moon..
i dont see any dedicated lanes or any other problems
the video perfectly answers you points.. what controlled environment? there are dozens of videos on youtube with driverless cars on all sorts of conditions and google has stated that they have done millions of miles in them in US roads of all sorts... and this perfectly answers your points..
its just a matter of regulatory approval that yes will take time and a matter of perfecting the technology.. telsa is also experimenting with autonomous cars (they call it auto pilot) and they say it is a matter of a few years before we see 90% driverless cars on the road. And to my point this all started with me saying that Apple should go and disrupt other markets. And I surely think the car industry is one of them. And even 90% driverless cars is a revolution and a huge change to society.
You know this ... how?
By their own admission, many Apple initiatives also don't work out. The difference between them and Google is secrecy. Just because a company chooses to be open doesn't make them a seeker of PR. And you do not have any idea which companies have brought more initiatives to successful products, which by the way is the sole measure of innovation.
Autonomous vehicles are capable of changing much much more than that. Traffic will improve. Fewer accidents. Mileage will improve. Fewer people will get lost. Many will reach their destinations faster. Taxi drivers will lose their jobs. More morons will chime in on Appleinsider more frequently while en route from corner store back to mom's basement. Porn sites will do more business. Condom sales may go up. Or more babies will be conceived. Radio talk show hosts will be more popular. More photos of cars and passengers will be uploaded onto Instagram.
Gotcha is the name of the game here. Accept it or be gotten.