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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

Life Through Google Glasses

The singularity is near.

Google has talked often about Project Glass, its Internet eyeglasses that offers features similar to a smartphone. But what's it like to wear a pair?

Today the Internet search giant has launched a new website for Glass, including a fascinating video shot from the perspective of an user wearing the glasses.




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Reply Life Through Google Glasses (Original post)
JaneyVee Feb 2013 OP
snooper2 Feb 2013 #1
Make7 Feb 2013 #2
longship Feb 2013 #3
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #4
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #6
MineralMan Feb 2013 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #9
drm604 Feb 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #8
onethatcares Feb 2013 #10
progressoid Feb 2013 #14
Hugabear Feb 2013 #11
Avalux Feb 2013 #12
Wednesdays Feb 2013 #13
progressoid Feb 2013 #15
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #16
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #17
undergroundpanther Feb 2013 #18
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #19

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:42 PM

1. great, now I'll be testing VoIP apps on a pair of glasses in 3 years

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:51 PM

2. I still think my Beer Goggles work better... ( n/t )

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:54 PM

3. DUrec

Love the singularity quip.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:00 PM

4. Someone wouldn't *really* wear those while flying a plane, would they?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:34 PM

6. What could possibly go wrong?

It's not like they need to fully concentrate on flying the plane or anything?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:50 PM

7. Why wouldn't they? USAF pilots use heads-up displays

all the time. The display is just a small part of the visual field with Google's Glasses. They shouldn't interfere with anything you do, but can provide information and capture images and videos. Pretty cool stuff, but not compelling enough for me to buy them.


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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:58 PM

9. Yeah, but the HUD at least has pertinent info essential to monitoring flight...

Some clown with google glasses will probably be eying nekkid women or playing angry birds...

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:19 PM

5. Resistance is futile.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:55 PM

8. WOW!

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:59 PM

10. but can you

watch porn with them?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:45 PM

14. or the opposite.

Make porn with them.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:00 PM

11. Soon we will be a nation full of people walking into doors and lamp posts

Seems like it would be very distracting to wear those while walking around.

I shudder to think about how many car accidents will be caused by people distracted while wearing these.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:06 PM

12. What is reality?

Soon people won't do anything except sit alone in a dark room, no longer needing human contact, being fed by a tube, while the experience life through google goggles.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:47 PM

13. "Okay Glass, take a picture."

I love this, but there can be a danger with something that can do everything.

I'm reminded of an old joke. An animal seller brought in an elephant to a circus manager. "His name is 'Nuts' and he will do any trick you ask him to, so long as you say his name after the command."

The manager decided to try him out. "Sit, Nuts." And the elephant immediately sat down. "Hop on one foot while carrying an umbrella, Nuts." And the animal went and got an umbrella and hopped on one of his hind legs. "Make me a lasagna, Nuts." And so Nuts whipped up a gourmet pasta dish.

The astonished manager paid everything and then some for the new addition to his Big Top.

During the next night's performance, the manager was sitting at his office desk when the elephant trainer came storming in. The trainer was soaking wet and totally livid. "Somebody out in the audience kept shouting, PEANUTS!"

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

15. Futurama is here.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:50 PM

16. Soon, coming to a state near you

Not wearing these while operating a vehicle.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:13 PM

17. It seems Google Glass People live far more interesting lives than I do. n/t

 

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:35 AM

18. I think

That's how the ad is supposed to make you feel.So you go out and get google glass do exciting shit and share it.

My life on google glass would be boring, indeed.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:42 PM

19. Right now my "Google Glasses" would show me...

 

Shuffling through my messy house getting another cup of coffee before heading back to my computer.

Good times.

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