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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:12 AM

How long after the first 'Google Glasses' are sold will a wearer die or kill someone...

...due to the distraction of wearing them

Not coming out soon, but Google seems to think they will actually sell them at some point.



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Five minutes
4 (36%)
15 minutes
3 (27%)
Half an hour
0 (0%)
An hour
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A day
3 (27%)
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1 (9%)
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Reply How long after the first 'Google Glasses' are sold will a wearer die or kill someone... (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #1
Safetykitten Feb 2013 #4
backtoblue Feb 2013 #2
The Wielding Truth Feb 2013 #35
BlueStreak Feb 2013 #36
backtoblue Feb 2013 #43
leveymg Feb 2013 #3
HappyMe Feb 2013 #5
Safetykitten Feb 2013 #6
FSogol Feb 2013 #7
HappyMe Feb 2013 #10
Auggie Feb 2013 #11
Safetykitten Feb 2013 #12
Auggie Feb 2013 #31
onehandle Feb 2013 #14
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #15
onehandle Feb 2013 #19
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #24
Ron Green Feb 2013 #17
onehandle Feb 2013 #20
randome Feb 2013 #37
trotsky Feb 2013 #27
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #8
Safetykitten Feb 2013 #13
bunnies Feb 2013 #25
tblue Feb 2013 #30
madokie Feb 2013 #9
randome Feb 2013 #16
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #18
onehandle Feb 2013 #21
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #22
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #23
tblue Feb 2013 #34
bowens43 Feb 2013 #26
arcane1 Feb 2013 #32
IDemo Feb 2013 #38
arcane1 Feb 2013 #28
irisblue Feb 2013 #29
stevenleser Feb 2013 #33
onehandle Feb 2013 #39
Poll_Blind Feb 2013 #40
randome Feb 2013 #41
treestar Feb 2013 #42

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

1. You left off my option. I want to kill the guy wearing those things.

Hell, I want to strangle the people who meander around the grocery story with their heads twisted crooked so they can talk on their phone the whole time that are getting in everybody's way.

"Sup?



Not much.




I'm at the grocery store




Yeah, groceries suck.




No, not much




Broccoli really sucks



etc."

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:23 AM

4. Agree, may just slap the shit out of them though. So precious, so affected, so all around obnoxious.

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:23 AM

2. before long, no one would know the difference between real and digital

scary on so many levels that i hope it's one product that's never made.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:41 AM

35. Would the video just go out to the person calling? I would hate to be on an open feed and have no

say so.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:18 PM

36. I don't think so

I know the difference between sex and pictures of sex.

I know the difference between farming and playing the Farmville game.

Some of us are even able to somehow manage to get to the hardware store without needing a GPS.

This is just more of the systematic dumbing down of the national intellect.

Bunch of damn cattle we are producing.

I imagine cows are pretty happy -- until slaughter day.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:47 PM

43. I did not think of that first line...

Eww! I do not want to be walking next to someone watching porn on their glasses! The thing is...you'd never know they were even watching it!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. Cause of death will be advertising overdose,

the most lethal and nauseating form of Gibson's information sickness.



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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:24 AM

5. Who the hell would want

that crap to begin with?




Somebody will walk into a fountain at a mall or something, just like that person that was staring at their phone.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:26 AM

6. Everyone.

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:26 AM

7. What if they were I-Glasses from Apple?

Then you'd love them, right?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

10. lol!


Well played.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

11. Apple is reportedly developing something for the wrist

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Response to Auggie (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:32 AM

12. Apple will have the wearer hoold their wrist up to their face as an Apple salute.

 

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Response to Safetykitten (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:36 AM

31. Funny

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:39 AM

14. I don't wear bluetooth headsets. I don't use Siri on my iPhone.

'Google Glasses' are the endgame of looking like a douchebag.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:42 AM

15. This year I will have to, for work,

Get a headess blue tooth headset.

Nope, not looking forwards to it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:47 AM

19. I tried a few out of curiosity, but even the 'best' ones sound terrible.

You have to turn them up so high, that I was afraid that I would hurt my ear.

If I am going to talk on my phone for more than a minute or two, I just use the EarPods that came with my iPhone.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:59 AM

24. That is the other choice

But going to fires to cover them, yup, got the scanner on, but at times the boss needs to update.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:44 AM

17. I think the Endgame may involve

some surgery.

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Response to Ron Green (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:49 AM

20. Agreed. But at least that wouldn't be visible.

Until the electronics actually can communicate with you in your mind, you'll still be the guy talking to yourself on the street or in a store.

Google, Where are the radishes?

Ugh.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:22 PM

37. 'Douchebaggery' derives from the person inside, not what he/she sports on the outside.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:25 AM

27. LMFAO!

Bingo!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:27 AM

8. I can't wait for my pair.

 

It will make venturing into the abyss that is the public way more bearable.

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:34 AM

13. I have an idea, how about an "iBag" over their heads? Ask passerby to describe life outside.

 

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Response to Safetykitten (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:14 AM

25. lmao!!!

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Response to Safetykitten (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:34 AM

30. HAHAHA!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:27 AM

9. I want a pair

right now

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Response to madokie (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:43 AM

16. Me, too!

Amazing how much vitriol is amassed against people doing what they want to do and not caring about 'appearances'.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:45 AM

18. Just like this caused some people to become "cockeyed"

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:52 AM

21. Seriously, the eyestrain from focusing between your lenses and the world can't be good for your eyes





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Response to onehandle (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

22. :D

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:57 AM

23. They edited that commercial.

Guy falls off the rooftop and falls ten stories as Google has a glitch and tells him to step off it into thin air instead of taking the stairs.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:39 AM

34. Haha!

I was thinking that looked awfully dangerous, playing ukulele while skyping with your girlfriend as you read a computer screen, while you stand one step away from a 10-story drop. Forget guns, those googles are deadly!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:21 AM

26. Amazed at all the anti-tech people here......

do you guys have a horseless carriage yet?

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:37 AM

32. Having a negative opinion toward one piece of technology isn't "anti-tech"

It's "Anti-that-piece-of-tech". There is a big difference. One can like some technologies and not others. Otherwise, being "pro-tech" would mean every piece of technology is equally good and useful, which is absurd.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:30 PM

38. I've worked in high tech for years

That doesn't mean I necessarily embrace every new gadget out of the gate as worthwhile.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:29 AM

28. Somewhere between walking out of the store, and having their first conversation with someone

At least now, limited to just a smart phone, it's obvious when someone isn't paying attention.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:31 AM

29. whats gonna happen when the bifocals are needed?

or the lens darkening glasses/sunglasses are needed? SRSLY?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:39 AM

33. Virtually every consumer tech ever invented had folks saying "why would anyone want that" at the

onset.

I agree that there could be some safety issues. Information overload is one of them. Fighter pilots have a lot of training they go through to try to combat this as they have to simultaneously be looking out their window, checking what is going on in their heads up display on/near their window, checking out gauges on the instrument panel, and of course flying the plane and perhaps even engaging in vigorous maneuvers.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:33 PM

39. The reality of Google Glasses --->

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:43 PM

40. Within 8 weeks someone will die of natural causes while wearing them, and within...

...four months someone will be killed wearing them. Within 15 months someone will kill with them on.

Within two 1/2 years, there will be an illicit trade in first-person videos involving the commission of a crime.

Oh, and almost forgot: Within 72 hours of being sold they'll be used to generate pornographic content.

Also, within 9 months of release, 1d4 low-budget filmmakers will use the concept as a gimmick, either for mystery, suspense or horror.

Edit: My word is prophecy.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:46 PM

41. "Your honor, the defendant says he was nowhere NEAR an electrical device."

"But what's that he's wearing?"

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:55 PM

42. Cool toy but

is there no end to this stuff? Can't we still walk around and yet think while doing so? I can check for the foot directions on the phone, which is cool, but I don't need it to be that easy.

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