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 Post subject: Google's Project Glass
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:49 am 
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This is pretty awesome. They've been working on it for years. It's kind of like having a smartphone interface built into a pair of glasses. Google just put out a video demoing what the actual interface looks like, which hadn't been debuted before. Pretty incredible, being able to fit this into a pair of glasses. I can't wait until they start shipping and refining the product for the consumer.



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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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I saw today that they're looking for volunteers to test out glasses - maybe you's could get some for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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TriCHawk wrote:
I saw today that they're looking for volunteers to test out glasses - maybe you's could get some for free.


Did some digging, Glass Explorers don't get anything free. They will select 8000 people from all applicants. You get the opportunity to purchase the glasses for $1500 before it is available to consumers and you have to pick up your purchase in San Francisco, New York or Los Angeles (whichever is more convenient for you, at your expense).

Far from free. It's pretty cool tech but I'm not sure I want to spend $2,000 to be a beta tester.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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Those glasses do look amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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Yeah, I'll be buying those and breaking those as soon as they come out.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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Think about all the potential applications of this product. Man...

Everyone in a hospital or doctor's office would love them. Wayyyyyyy more convenient than walking around with a giant (comparatively) tablet in your hand.

Same with lawyers, paralegals, and pretty much any personal assistant for anyone, anywhere.

You could have a couple of rear-view cameras on the back of your vehicle streaming into your glasses for parallel parking, etc.. The current system of having an in-dash display that shows this for the vehicles that have it are way worse because it necessarily requires you to remove your eyes from the road, while viewing it through your Project Glasses would not.

Combine this tech with the Leap Motion, and the possibilities are endless.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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LOL...Check this pic out. It has some profanity in it, so I won't embed it; but it's a pretty good "fake" conversation where one guy has Project Glasses on.

http://i.imgur.com/JTGp7HB.png

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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I want so bad. :3:

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I give it 2 years before some creep has worked out how to combine Glass and Leap Motion into some kind of interactive porn.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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Waiting for that day are you, Jester?

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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I was looking into getting a pair of these for this upcoming riding season (especially after last year getting a BS speeding ticket while on my GSXR) just to be able to document my rides just in case I encounter some ***k with a badge and a vendetta against streetbikes.

...and then just being able to let others see it, my adventures, through my eyes.

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sure, It wouldn't be as cool as being completely interactive, but the POV and HD to share when needed once i get back to a CPU is something I can have some fun with.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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Technology is moving faster than society. Children are becoming complacent in school and adults are becoming bored at work. We need to catch up, because in 10 years those glasses are going to be dated and obsolete and some schools still only have computers in labs.


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As a non-glasses wearing person, I'm not sure I'd be into these, I also do not own a smart phone so I don't think I'd be missing anything. What complications will arise by wearing these at night?
Not talking smack, just playing devils. I think the tech is really cool. An "ex-colleague" helped develop the hardware for this thing (getting the pic on the glass) so I'll be very happy for it to succeed.

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As a non-glasses wearing person, I'm not sure I'd be into these, I also do not own a smart phone so I don't think I'd be missing anything. What complications will arise by wearing these at night?
Not talking smack, just playing devils. I think the tech is really cool. An "ex-colleague" helped develop the hardware for this thing (getting the pic on the glass) so I'll be very happy for it to succeed.

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Do you have running water? I kid, I kid. Lots of people don't have smartphones...or so I hear.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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That's pretty funny, Twisted. That bar owner is definitely an old fart, though. (Age is irrelevant in the way I intend that to come across.) People said the same stuff about Bluetooth ear pieces when they saw someone walking on the street "talking to themselves", etc. I'm guessing people said the same thing when they saw a concrete block-sized cell phone in the 80s, too.

Given some common exposure for a while, it won't be anything outside the norm.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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This is scary cool. And also evolving along the exact lines I've predicted so far. Yes, they'll be obsolete in a few decades, but only because of the embedded chips that will project the images directly into the brain.

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 Post subject: Re: Google's Project Glass
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A regular guy (writer for The Verge) got to wear them for a few hours. He wrote a pretty good article on it. Damn, I can't wait for these to hit store shelves.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/40134 ... ly-updates

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I will admit that wearing Glass made me feel self-conscious, and maybe it’s just my paranoia acting up (or the fact that I look like a huge weirdo), but I felt people staring at me. Everyone who I made eye contact with while in Glass seemed to be just about to say "hey, what the hell is that?" and it made me uncomfortable.


Isn't this the way with all new technology?

10-15 years ago you'd probably look like a weirdo with your giant clunky laptop sitting in a coffee shop. Now every one you go into has tons of people clicking away.

I'm sure there's lots more examples of new tech making people stick out and look strange. But I guess if its worth it, and has real benefits, people will start using it, then it becomes common place.

Will this be Glass? I hope so!

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But they're glasses! I don't want to wear glasses! I'd rather have the (eye)contacts from UW. Not really; but I don't want something on my face/ears all day.
Again, the tech is cool though!!! Like your pic twisted, they'd be awesome for riding. I feel like Google is hyping them to be a life thing though...

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I'm just waiting for the inevitable lawsuit from Apple claiming they've already patented all eyeglass technology.

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And Apple's response......

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Sutz, better check your mailbox; you've got a cease-and-desist-and-pay-millions-in-royalties letter from Apple, already.

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Sutz, better check your mailbox; you've got a cease-and-desist-and-pay-millions-in-royalties letter from Apple, already.

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I thought you guys would get a kick out of that.

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