Google Glass is dumb

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#1 Edited by drekula2 (1667 posts) -

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

#2 Posted by Nibroc420 (13563 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

1.) They've only released prototypes, no-one knows what they'll actually look like.

2.) Yes, or they could use their tablets, or their smartphones, or their smart TV's while at home...Your point?

3.) How are smartphones any quieter?

4.) Actually, considering it provides GPS, Bluetooth phone answering, as well as a range of other things, it could be used while driving.

Seems you need to research Google Glass just a little more before you can senselessly bash it.

#3 Edited by Blueresident87 (5149 posts) -

The whole idea is dumb, doesn't matter how well it is designed or what it can/can't do.

#4 Posted by Nibroc420 (13563 posts) -

The whole idea is dumb, doesn't matter how well it is designed or what it can/can't do.

The concept has already solved a few crimes...

#5 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5268 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

1.) They've only released prototypes, no-one knows what they'll actually look like.

2.) Yes, or they could use their tablets, or their smartphones, or their smart TV's while at home...Your point?

3.) How are smartphones any quieter?

4.) Actually, considering it provides GPS, Bluetooth phone answering, as well as a range of other things, it could be used while driving.

Seems you need to research Google Glass just a little more before you can senselessly bash it.

Smartphones are quieter because they're not almost exclusively voice activated.

Google glass in their current prototype state are so friggin stupid. It's awesome, I can't wait to see people wearing them so I can point and laugh.

#6 Edited by SaintLeonidas (25311 posts) -

Lots of opinions from people who know nothing about the actual glasses or are incredibly close minded. I am personally still disappointed that they won't be "true augmented reality" glasses.

#7 Edited by chaplainDMK (6505 posts) -

@Nibroc420 said:

@drekula2 said:

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

1.) They've only released prototypes, no-one knows what they'll actually look like.

2.) Yes, or they could use their tablets, or their smartphones, or their smart TV's while at home...Your point?

3.) How are smartphones any quieter?

4.) Actually, considering it provides GPS, Bluetooth phone answering, as well as a range of other things, it could be used while driving.

Seems you need to research Google Glass just a little more before you can senselessly bash it.

1. In any case it's going to be a relatively bulky body somewhere along with a thick glass slab for the display.

2. Yea, you have tonnes of alternatives everywhere. Why would you want this if practically all the functionality it provides is already covered by smartphones.

3. Don't work exclusively through voice commands, all this is Google Now with a HUD.

4. But to get Bluetooth phone answering you need a Android 4.0.3 Smartphone, for which you can buy a stand and Bluetooth headset for like... 40$, and get identical functionality.

Hell, the damned smartwatch bull crap running around everywhere is better than this. The only people who I could see using this would be hardcore businesses-men.

#8 Posted by Blueresident87 (5149 posts) -

@Blueresident87 said:

The whole idea is dumb, doesn't matter how well it is designed or what it can/can't do.

The concept has already solved a few crimes...

Awesome, because in no way could the concept be used to commit one

#9 Posted by guynamedbilly (12891 posts) -

To me, it's only dumb because it's tied to your phone and has a poor battery. If it was a fully enclosed system that lasted for a long time with a battery charge, it'd be useful to me.

#10 Posted by deeliman (1864 posts) -

I highly doubt you have even tried it.

#11 Edited by The-Apostle (11921 posts) -

I'm getting it soon as I can afford it. And a Google smart watch. And a Google car. >_>

#12 Edited by Serraph105 (27237 posts) -

Lots of opinions from people who know nothing about the actual glasses or are incredibly close minded. I am personally still disappointed that they won't be "true augmented reality" glasses.

As a person who has actually had the chance to try them out for a weekend I'm sad to say I was fairly disappointed. They don't have many applications, they didn't connect to the internet particularly well, and they mostly just felt awkward leaving the side of my face incredibly hot. They are still an incredibly cool concept, and I want to see it become great, but aside from my girlfriend's fascination with the concept of getting to take pictures with your eye (she's a photographer) it was not something I would currently recommend.

Me because pics or it didn't happen.

#13 Edited by JodyR (16412 posts) -

I had the pleasure of trying one over a month ago and it's like nothing I imagined it to be.

Original assumptions before trying it was exactly what I'm reading in this topic. I thought it would be an eyesore; there is no need for it; and how annoying it would be for anyone around me knowing I was using it. What would be useful however is recording video and taking photos, making it to publish in a timely fashion.

I stumbled upon a guy at a publisher/developer event and asked him what he thought about it. I didn't recognize that it was Google Glass immediately. He actually told people he was checking his email for something we were discussing for me to realize he was wearing one. I thought I would notice it on anyone immediately but it could have been the lighting in the building. He handed the glasses over without a second thought and told me to try it.

The verbal commands were really easy and very responsive. Rubbing the frame to scroll through news, emails or contacts was kind of funny looking on other people. But.it didn't feel awkward when I did the same. The glass appearance up in the corner was less of an eyesore for some reason. Granted, I didn't use it for hours on end; probably a good 8 minutes but I didn't have any problems seeing videos, images, and news. The glass was small enough for me to see but I could look stragith at everyone around me to continue talking to them. I'd say it has much more potential and if you find someone with Google Glass, see if you can test drive it. :)

#14 Edited by foxhound_fox (85368 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

1) Design is not final yet.
2) What is more practical than a wearable smartphone?
3) See #2.
4) See #2.
5) People shouldn't, but they will.

This is the first step to more subtle wearable of science fiction. I'm not sure why you would have a problem with this. Technology always moves in baby steps and almost never jumps ahead 25 years at a time.

#15 Posted by Jimn_tonic (819 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

On top of being an eyesore, it lacks practical use. At home, people could just use a computer instead. In public, people could just use a quieter smartphone instead. And for obvious reasons it should not be used while driving. Where am I supposed to use it?

1) Design is not final yet.

2) What is more practical than a wearable smartphone?

3) See #2.

4) See #2.

5) People shouldn't, but they will.

This is the first step to more subtle wearable of science fiction. I'm not sure why you would have a problem with this. Technology always moves in baby steps and almost never jumps ahead 25 years at a time.


why didn't you just make 3 points? and the mass relays made us jump technology 200 years, according to anderson

TOPIC: it does seem to be needlessly futuristic technology, and it's also really creepy, if i saw someone wearing them, walking in the same direction as me, i'd immediately switch directions

#16 Edited by hippiesanta (9321 posts) -

if only they release to the public as snake eyes ....

#17 Edited by SolidSnake35 (57733 posts) -

Tell me when they're contact lenses.

#18 Edited by Nibroc420 (13563 posts) -

@SolidSnake35 said:

Tell me when they're contact lenses.

China has already put LEDs into contacts

EDIT:

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/515666/contact-lens-computer-like-google-glass-without-the-glasses/

#19 Posted by drekula2 (1667 posts) -

the way i see google glass working is if it comes with a mini-remote.

there's no reason why i must announce to everyone around me what im googling. no other device requires you to do that.

#20 Edited by linkyshinks (1294 posts) -

I think such technology certainly has a future. after all, It can be utilised in a myriad of different ways, For instance, use in medical clinics where being able to draw information while on the move can be vital to saving lives. and as an educational tool, and in creating new entertainment experiences inside and outside of your home (symbiosis with AR), Dedicated applications will show it's worth over what we currently deem conventional devices eventually, of that I'm confident. There will be hurdles to overcome, and that may take some time, but not much I imagine. The tech consumers and business community are ravenous for technology that aids productivity..

#21 Posted by k2theswiss (16223 posts) -

na you are dumb. I can't wait for them to grow beyond what they are ATM.

#22 Posted by Lone_Wolf_Lance (119 posts) -

Is it anything like the glasses of the FBI agent in Heavy Rain?

#23 Edited by ad1x2 (5245 posts) -

One thing I will say about them is if you plan to get a pair be careful where you wear them. There are some people out there threatening to physically assault anybody they see wearing them out of fear they are using the glasses to spy on them or take unwanted pictures. Before you say it's all talk, it's already happened over a misunderstanding.

#24 Posted by xscrapzx (6361 posts) -

Really, to be honest I'm sick hearing about it. I don't think they are practical and really do we honestly have to have glasses and watches connecting to the internet and answering phone calls? The mobile market in general whether it is phones, tablets, and now watches is becoming so over saturated and ridiculous that I don't even care with what they come out with. Similar to having a COD and an Assassins Creed come out every year, they just need to take a break. I love technology, I love to see new stuff, but this wave of mobile stuff is just too much.

#25 Posted by iampenguin (223 posts) -