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Author Topic: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow  (Read 378 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:41:28 PM »
So...who's shelling out the $1500 for a pair? 
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Offline AusShep

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 09:47:03 PM »
If I see anyone wearing those in the gay bars I go to, ahem, I'd probably accidentally knock them into a urinal or something ;)
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 11:18:24 PM »
constant porn, and the ability to stalk people in real time. whats not to like?! yes nice to meet you, i see you live at 123 main, and your daughter (who just turned 18) plays college volleyball. nice shorts she's wearing. have you seen this pic of her doing body shots in cabo?! who is that hot mexican guy sucking her belly button? oh, you don't HAVE the facebook? sorry.

balanced against $1500, thats alot of cannabis and boxed wine, just saying

decisions decisions, this will have me up all night. oh wait, i'm broke as hell. yall have fun with your glasses. i dropped mine in the toilet in hospital, after taking some med that turns my piss bright red. shake, rinse, wipe, forget. they smell a little funny, you get used to it.
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 08:11:46 AM »
I do not get why people are intimidated by this technology . You can do almost if not as much on a common cell phone so I really cant tell the difference really . 

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 09:39:37 AM »
Again clarity please is this about eyewear, phones, Vases , private detective apps,what?
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 10:11:29 AM »
theyer, we realize yall over the pond probably aren't as gadget cool. google glass are smart glasses, when you put them on you become transhumanist (not that kind, love you girls though, call me), modified so to speak. the glass actually has a heads up display that provides the wearers eye with digital information. of what is being looked at, of whatever you want to search up, a movie in one eye, stock reports in the other eye, driving down the highway to work. all sorts of possibilities. i know there are a couple of interactive buttons on the frame, and some peripheral devices that can be carried in the pocket for increased functionality. all seems very disorienting to me. they are already working on a contact lenses version.

thats just a brief. i'll leave it to true nerds that probably already have one to more fully explain what they'll do.

they look god awful too. i'm sure it will be the new required fashion accessory 
3/27/14 vl >300k cd4=9... plenty of room to improve

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Offline Theyer

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 12:53:03 PM »
Thank you Zach, my brother told me about these after his regular visit to Future Gizmos or something usually held in Hanover ,Germany. Also Paris has one. He attends  these Huge trade fairs as his business is communication,s.Though he has an endearing ability to be unable to get any hi-tech gizmo to work and will loose it if smaller than an iPad.

We both thought that it would mean yet another law , they will be banned while driving and discussed the ideal world where the manufacturers off items that require new laws paid the Parliamentary costs

I now have plans for a tiny palm hand fitting held aerosol spray . Marketed under Grumpy old Men wish to remind all that Privacy is a precious freedom
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 01:36:19 PM »
In the future, everyone will have privacy for 15 minutes .

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 07:46:24 PM »
I'm normally all about new tech but I have zero interest in Google Glass. I don't hate it but it just seems like it would be more distracting than useful.

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 08:01:17 PM »
I'm glad they exist because I like technology advancing.  I'm fascinated by the cyborg aspect.  Im a bit wary of Google reading people's eyes. 

I don't see them being of us to me for the moment.  I don't think this generation will sell well.. But eventually something like this will be ubiquitous....  It's the future.
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 08:16:02 PM »
they will be banned while driving
Google glass isn't much different than a phone with a heads up display. some cars already have HUD, so there probably won't be a ban coming


I want the contacts, and I want a chip in my brain a la Johnny Mnemonic or maybe a jack in the back of my head. (What was that movie where they had jacks in the back of their heads?? No not the Matrix. this would have been a late 70, early 80s movie.) although I guess now it would be a USB port. LOL
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 08:42:46 PM »
Didn't you guys see that movie The Jerk ... untested eye wear can make you cross eyed .

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 09:54:55 PM »
I haven't even mastered my cell phone or texting so this seems way beyond my capabilities.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 10:06:27 PM »
I haven't even mastered my cell phone or texting so this seems way beyond my capabilities.

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Offline wolfter

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 10:20:02 PM »
What do you expect on a diet of cucumbers and celery sticks?

U 2 Fun E.  :)  OH, and I had a few French fries today, deep fried even....so there. 
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 08:52:14 PM »
I do not get why people are intimidated by this technology . You can do almost if not as much on a common cell phone so I really cant tell the difference really .

When someone is on a phone, they are holding the phone in such a way that it is far more apparent they are recording.

There's a lot in the mix of opinion against Glass. Privacy issues, police-state-level info grabbing, douchebag judgements against the wearers, and surreptitious-usage concerns are just a few of the more common negative comments.

IMHO, it just isn't going to be a major player until it becomes a lot less obvious. It will also depend on the directions surveillance-state politics trend over the next few years.

Frankly, anything that's been posted on the internet -and a bunch of stuff that hasn't -is already archived and logged concerning your personal habits. Tin-foil conspiracy aside, I'd be more worried about the info Glass can gather than the tech by which it gathers it.
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 09:08:37 PM »
i have thought more than once that some random stranger is surely insane, when they were speaking on their earbud phones, walking around talking to the voices in their heads. this is just the next step.

from some reports i've seen, google doesn't even really plan to mass market the glass as it will be obsolete to quickly. most of this is just media and advertising, with a few going out to the total geeks. the next iteration will be closer. and so on
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 10:06:17 PM »
i have thought more than once that some random stranger is surely insane, when they were speaking on their earbud phones, walking around talking to the voices in their heads. this is just the next step.

from some reports i've seen, google doesn't even really plan to mass market the glass as it will be obsolete to quickly. most of this is just media and advertising, with a few going out to the total geeks. the next iteration will be closer. and so on

It took me awhile to get used to blue tooth users . I was trying my best to be polite and answer some woman in the grocery store that was standing beside saying random things I thought were directed at me until she had enough and told me to piss off because she was on the phone . 

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 11:00:32 PM »
I think these will be like the Bluetooth ear pieces.  Many bought them and now they are in a drawer.  The ones still wearing them get made fun of.  I'm hearing people are calling people using the glasses Glassholes.  A reporter had his snatch off and smashed. 

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« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 08:09:20 AM »
They may lead to dancing and we all know how civilization crumbled when Elvis shook his hips on the Ed Sullivan show .

Offline wolfter

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 08:47:48 AM »
Do they have them available for those of us who wear trifocals?  Imagine that cost since a good pair of prescription glasses costs upwards of $1,000.

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Offline intaglio

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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 06:47:34 PM »
Do they have them available for those of us who wear trifocals?  Imagine that cost since a good pair of prescription glasses costs upwards of $1,000.

IIRC, the actual upgrade strategy is to get the viewer so small it can be paired with any set of glasses. The viewer is a tiny screen set out of the way of your line of vision. You skew your eyes up and to the right to view the media. Think how hearing aids were paired with glasses. At first you could only choose some butt-ugly frames if you wanted your hearing aids integrated. Now, there's a lot of tech that both supersedes the need for hearing aids to be paired with glasses and a lot of choice if you do integrate them with your frames.

Right now the viewer is large because the tech to project info directly onto your retina is still in its infancy.

Right now the tech is more "see what we can do" than "here's something that solves a problem."  And you do know the easiest way to get people to want something is to tell them they can't have it.  :P
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Re: Google Glass goes on sale tomorrow
« Reply #22 on: Today at 05:50:00 AM »
Smart phones and their games, texting, surfing, videos, music, calls. Google glass.
My opinion is that it seems an unstoppable behaviour trend, but people need to disconnect a bit when in public and just participate in the public vibe.  Every single person is constantly engaged in their gadgets here in Switzerland, when I commute.

(By the way, most of the seats on trains here are 2 aisles with sets of restaurant style seating - 2 seats facing another 2 seats.  I always thought this was a nice, social, design gesture. These days, they might as well make it all cramped airplane style seating to seal us into our virtual isolation....)   

Or how about this. I stopped at known homosexsicle tramping ground the other day and there were about 2 dozen people, I'd estimate. At any moment 5/6s were in their cars looking mostly at their gadgets, and a few were tramping around in the fresh air, but looking at their gadgets while walking or striking their poses.   

I hold out hope that the trend might simply collapse one day. Maybe it will be a lifestyle trend, that people decide something like "half on, half off" rather than "always on".
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