Life witha HUD - Google Glass

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#1 Posted by Wasdie (53438 posts) -

So Google just released a new video titled "How It Feels [through Glass]". It's a video from the perspective of people wearing Glass. Apparently it's 100% real and they even have working prototypes.

You can find the video here. (be prepared to be amazed)

So OT, are you ready for a HUD?

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#2 Posted by BossPerson (9177 posts) -

watching that video makes me feel like im not doing anything exciting with my life

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#3 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I'll pass.

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#4 Posted by comp_atkins (34248 posts) -

watching that video makes me feel like im not doing anything exciting with my life

BossPerson
seriously... mine would be sitting in front of a computer all day @ work.... exciting.
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#5 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -
read about this in The Economist. Apparently Apple is rumored to be developing an iGlass.
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#6 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

read about this in The Economist. Apparently Apple is rumored to be developing an iGlass.Allicrombie

Sounds like another lawsuit.

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#7 Posted by michael_1234576 (8631 posts) -
I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.
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#8 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.michael_1234576
I don't think you're supposed to just be wearing these around town. Either way, this seems like tech that I doubt goes very far. Most people don't want to wear glasses at all. Much less with a bunch of shlt flashing on them.

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#9 Posted by gamah_killah (13020 posts) -
I think these would be more handy for bikers.
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#10 Posted by comp_atkins (34248 posts) -

[QUOTE="michael_1234576"]I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.Pirate700

I don't think you're supposed to just be wearing these around town. Either way, this seems like tech that I doubt goes very far. Most people don't want to wear glasses at all. Much less with a bunch of shlt flashing on them.

unless you're a hipster.
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#11 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="michael_1234576"]I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.comp_atkins

I don't think you're supposed to just be wearing these around town. Either way, this seems like tech that I doubt goes very far. Most people don't want to wear glasses at all. Much less with a bunch of shlt flashing on them.

unless you're a hipster.

lol Good point.

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#12 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

[QUOTE="michael_1234576"]I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.Pirate700

I don't think you're supposed to just be wearing these around town. Either way, this seems like tech that I doubt goes very far. Most people don't want to wear glasses at all. Much less with a bunch of shlt flashing on them.

what if it gave you info about anything you looked at?
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#13 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="michael_1234576"]I look silly in glasses..Also smart phones are distracting enough I couldn't imagine trying to have a conversation with someone wearing this.Allicrombie

I don't think you're supposed to just be wearing these around town. Either way, this seems like tech that I doubt goes very far. Most people don't want to wear glasses at all. Much less with a bunch of shlt flashing on them.

what if it gave you info about anything you looked at?

Why would anyone want that on a regular basis? I'm not a machine. I don't want numbers and information scrolling everywhere I look and I can't imagine many people would.

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#14 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -
That just looks like it'd give me a headache.
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#15 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

watching that video makes me feel like im not doing anything exciting with my life

BossPerson

Yeah, feels sad.

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#16 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Wish my glasses had that, though.

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#17 Posted by -RocBoys9489- (6336 posts) -
Looks dumb as ****, my life is no where near that exciting and I'm not gonna wear glasses everywhere. I'll stick to my camera phone kthxbai
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#18 Posted by junglist101 (5517 posts) -

Just what we need---the ability to record people without them knowing.

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#19 Posted by hiphop_quotable (362 posts) -

I can't wait for this and the self-driving car they have to come out.

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#20 Posted by DeX2010 (3989 posts) -
Personally I think it's brilliant. It would be especially good in a place like Venice, where it is so easy to get lost; plus it'd be awesome if it gave you information on famous landmarks along the way. For travellers/tourists this is perfect.
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#21 Posted by Boston_Boyy (4103 posts) -

Even if it works as well as the video makes it look I don't ever see it as becoming more than a toy you'd put on from time to time.  I just couldn't imagine wearing ridiculous-looking glasses voluntarily or saying "okay glass..." outloud would ever be socially acceptable.  Maybe people did say similar things about cellphones 15 years ago, but those have become necessities, this will never be that.  In the future with some technical advancements I believe living daily life with a HUD may work, but these are just too clunky and socially unacceptable.

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#22 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39003 posts) -

still waiting for eyePhone

Futurama-eyephone_1.jpg

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#23 Posted by Communist_Soul (3080 posts) -

Well since I already wear glasses if they could install some kind of prescription glass in them; I would get them.

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#24 Posted by michael_1234576 (8631 posts) -
Personally I think it's brilliant. It would be especially good in a place like Venice, where it is so easy to get lost; plus it'd be awesome if it gave you information on famous landmarks along the way. For travellers/tourists this is perfect. DeX2010
throw in a pick pocket spotting app and we're good
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#25 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

Ugh, good Christ no. Distracting and probably headache inducing with no real practical use.

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#26 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5671 posts) -

I'll take 2. I've been following Google Glass for a while now. I love the concept and I'm definitely going to grab a pair when they are consumer ready. :D

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#27 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5671 posts) -

Also, when these are out for consumers, expect a ton of amazing Youtube uploads through glass.

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#28 Posted by rocinante_ (1772 posts) -

that's cool i guess--but don't smartphones already do all that stuff? and with smartphones you don't have to adress it like it's a living thing.

seriously, saying "ok glass, ____" is fvckin weird.

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#29 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

that's cool i guess--but don't smartphones already do all that stuff? and with smartphones you don't have to adress it like it's a living thing.

seriously, saying "ok glass, ____" is fvckin weird.

rocinante_
You won't have to take your phone out of your pocket. Seconds will be saved.
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#30 Posted by Blazerdt47 (5671 posts) -

[QUOTE="rocinante_"]

that's cool i guess--but don't smartphones already do all that stuff? and with smartphones you don't have to adress it like it's a living thing.

seriously, saying "ok glass, ____" is fvckin weird.

JML897

You won't have to take your phone out of your pocket. Seconds will be saved.

Especially with pictures and videos. Imagine all those times when people say "Fvck I wish I had my camera for this". Or missed a shot because of seconds.

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#31 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="JML897"][QUOTE="rocinante_"]

that's cool i guess--but don't smartphones already do all that stuff? and with smartphones you don't have to adress it like it's a living thing.

seriously, saying "ok glass, ____" is fvckin weird.

Blazerdt47

You won't have to take your phone out of your pocket. Seconds will be saved.

Especially with pictures and videos. Imagine all those times when people say "Fvck I wish I had my camera for this". Or missed a shot because of seconds.

I think you missed the sarcasm...

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#32 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

[QUOTE="JML897"][QUOTE="rocinante_"]

that's cool i guess--but don't smartphones already do all that stuff? and with smartphones you don't have to adress it like it's a living thing.

seriously, saying "ok glass, ____" is fvckin weird.

Blazerdt47

You won't have to take your phone out of your pocket. Seconds will be saved.

Especially with pictures and videos. Imagine all those times when people say "Fvck I wish I had my camera for this". Or missed a shot because of seconds.

Unless you wear this Google Glass thing with you everywhere you'd still have moments where you'd say "f*ck I wish I had my camera for this".

I mean, come on. Who is going to wear this thing wherever they go?

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#33 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/tech/innovation/google-glass-video/

The price: $1,500, plus tax.

:|
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#34 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blazerdt47"]

[QUOTE="JML897"] You won't have to take your phone out of your pocket. Seconds will be saved. JML897

Especially with pictures and videos. Imagine all those times when people say "Fvck I wish I had my camera for this". Or missed a shot because of seconds.

Unless you wear this Google Glass thing with you everywhere you'd still have moments where you'd say "f*ck I wish I had my camera for this".

I mean, come on. Who is going to wear this thing wherever they go?

 

Exactly. I don't think it's meant for regular wearing (at least I hope not). It's for people doing sports, filming their kids, etc. I think.

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#35 Posted by comp_atkins (34248 posts) -
i'll hold out for the version w/ built in thermal imagining or something. get me some predator vision in that thing and i'm in.
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#36 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

What's this twee f*cking indie music that apparently has to be played in every video about smart phones, tablets, laptops, and now this.

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#37 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

cool idea at least in theory.

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#38 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/tech/innovation/google-glass-video/

The price: $1,500, plus tax.JML897

:|

And planned obsolescence will ensure that folks will be tripping over themselves to shell out another $1,500 a year later.

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#39 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

[QUOTE="JML897"]

[QUOTE="Blazerdt47"]

Especially with pictures and videos. Imagine all those times when people say "Fvck I wish I had my camera for this". Or missed a shot because of seconds.

Pirate700

Unless you wear this Google Glass thing with you everywhere you'd still have moments where you'd say "f*ck I wish I had my camera for this".

I mean, come on. Who is going to wear this thing wherever they go?

 

Exactly. I don't think it's meant for regular wearing (at least I hope not). It's for people doing sports, filming their kids, etc. I think.

already wear glasses My well have a hud...
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#40 Posted by BossPerson (9177 posts) -

i thought this was obligatory given the nature of the device 

[spoiler] i never asked for this [/spoiler]  

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#41 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="JML897"]

Unless you wear this Google Glass thing with you everywhere you'd still have moments where you'd say "f*ck I wish I had my camera for this".

I mean, come on. Who is going to wear this thing wherever they go?

 

k2theswiss

Exactly. I don't think it's meant for regular wearing (at least I hope not). It's for people doing sports, filming their kids, etc. I think.

already wear glasses My well have a hud...

So you want a bunch of information scrolling at all times with video and whatnot? Besides the obvious headache it would probably give with wearing it regularly, I'd imagine you'd be running into walls, crashing your car, etc. Not to mention it looks stupid as all hell.

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#42 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

I mean, I get the camera thing looks dumb, but a display inside my glasses would be nice.

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#43 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"][QUOTE="Pirate700"]Exactly. I don't think it's meant for regular wearing (at least I hope not). It's for people doing sports, filming their kids, etc. I think.

Pirate700

already wear glasses My well have a hud...

So you want a bunch of information scrolling at all times with video and whatnot? Besides the obvious headache it would probably give with wearing it regularly, I'd imagine you'd be running into walls, crashing your car, etc. Not to mention it looks stupid as all hell.

ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

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#44 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"] already wear glasses My well have a hud...k2theswiss

So you want a bunch of information scrolling at all times with video and whatnot? Besides the obvious headache it would probably give with wearing it regularly, I'd imagine you'd be running into walls, crashing your car, etc. Not to mention it looks stupid as all hell.

ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

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#45 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"]

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]So you want a bunch of information scrolling at all times with video and whatnot? Besides the obvious headache it would probably give with wearing it regularly, I'd imagine you'd be running into walls, crashing your car, etc. Not to mention it looks stupid as all hell.

Pirate700

ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

clearly you needed be told
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#46 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"] ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

k2theswiss

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

clearly you needed be told

Clearly you need to read more thoroughly because I said in two separate posts that I don't think these are meant to be used all the time...

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#47 Posted by Wasdie (53438 posts) -

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/tech/innovation/google-glass-video/

The price: $1,500, plus tax.JML897

:|

Yeah they are just the early prototypes for people who are eager to try them out. That's why they aren't really trying to sell them as much as just show people the tech and let intrested people purchase. 

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#48 Posted by worlock77 (22552 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"] ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

k2theswiss

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

clearly you needed be told

Do you own stock in Google?

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#49 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"]

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]So you want a bunch of information scrolling at all times with video and whatnot? Besides the obvious headache it would probably give with wearing it regularly, I'd imagine you'd be running into walls, crashing your car, etc. Not to mention it looks stupid as all hell.

Pirate700

ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

Oh snap, he done tolded you off. =P
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#50 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="k2theswiss"] ok buddy.

1: you don't have to have it running 24/7

2: your eyes adjust

3: not everyone gets headache due to everything like you

4: if you cant multitask you shouldn't be using it in the first place

5: you activate what you want when you want,

6: the little monitor inside don't take up your entire eyesight so walking in walls is pretty stupid thing to say...

Allicrombie

:lol: Whoa...no need to get defensive there champ. If you want to wear those stupid looking things around, go for it. Yikes... 

Oh snap, he done tolded you off. =P

Got an old fashioned tongue lashing.