Would you wear Project:Glass?

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For those who don't know what I'm talking about.

So what do you think? Would you wear it?

If they can actually make it react that quickly and have decent battery life, yes. I'm thinking the reality will be a bit more clunky than what's in this video, though. I might wait for the second version.

The top rated comment made me laugh: 'And of COURSE this cunt plays a ukulele' :P

OT: It's a cool idea but I don't know if I'd wear them. I think the icons in my field of vision would start to annoy me after a while

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW!

Urmm I'm a bit of a technophobe when it comes to things without buttons. I think touch screen & voice activated tech is annoying as it is... I think if someone where to give me one of these HUDs (for lack of a better word) I'd probably cry.

Yep, but probably only if they aren't locked down to one platform, as I really want to do some proper development on them. I'm hoping that the glasses interface with an Android phone (I can't see how else they'd pull this off at a reasonable cost).

Since the day I had to start wearing glasses this was my dream to where they should go!

um.. no.. keep that shit as far away from me as possible

given I have a thing on my face all the time in the form of glasses, it wouldn't be a big change, just more useful glasses.

Though I am wondering where all the bandwidth comes from to do video calling over a mobile device, that shit isn't cheap

Part of me thinks this looks pretty neat, part of me wonders why they didn't show the popup or banner ads that will be all over in the commercial, and yet another part of me thinks this is pretty close to Siri level of douchiness and for gods sake dude find the music section on your own you dolt.

... Perhaps. I gotta see how much it gets hyped up. Also; How can it play Music and allow me to hear other people speaking? I assume the music is from headphones because a stereo system would suck for a thing like that, yet Headphones wouldn't let me hear other people (Not without them and me talking really loud). So how does that bit work?

No. No fucking way in hell. Fuck that. I already feel like a fast food outlet when I carry my mobile phone around with me (calls every 2 minutes). Theres no fucking way im wearing that thing.

And you no what? No one else will either. This thing will be released in 2 years time as a prototype and fail. Then, in 2025, Apple will pick up on it and it will become the next iPhone. Screencap this shit, im serious. You heard it here first.

Nope. Not a chance. First off, Google. Call me paranoid but what happened to respect of privacy? Secondly, I don't want to wear two glasses and even if they morphed it into one I don't want to walk around with a UI.

Mr.Mattress:
... Perhaps. I gotta see how much it gets hyped up. Also; How can it play Music and allow me to hear other people speaking? I assume the music is from headphones because a stereo system would suck for a thing like that, yet Headphones wouldn't let me hear other people (Not without them and me talking really loud). So how does that bit work?

It is possible for a small device like that to stimulate the cochlea without covering up your ears, it takes a slightly altered frequency, but it can be done.

OR, for the sake of keeping it simple, the thing is just hooked up to a pair of button type headphones and you take one or both out as needed.

OT: Like I mentioned in the other thread on this same topic, I would indeed use a wearable interface, just not one with those particular apps, give me one designed to get things done as opposed to the one catered to Mr Indie in the video any day.

P.S. Captcha is asking me to describe a hotel chain with any word I please. Are they begging for negative criticism? Considering how annoying I find captchas in general...

Would I tape a phone to my forhead and let it monitor my entire life? No, I'm not fucking retarded.

It looks ugly, like a failed attempt at some kind of cyborg visor.

I'd prefer a monocle.

Derping in the street trying to squint at icons less than an inch from your eye? No thanks. I can see the benefit of wearble computers, but we're not there yet. Call me when they make make one that projects directly into your eye.

ED: I think one way that this device goes wrong is it tries to provide you with to much detailed information. I can see something like this working if it is combined with an existing device (like a smart phone) and utilises and ambient display to give general messages. Something like the corners of the glasses tinting more and more the fuller you inbox get for example. You can then combine this with some sort of tangential control device (a ring worn on the finger, or a button pinned to a cuff) which will be much less intrusive than voice command which can only serve to embrrass a user and annoy the people around them. Good technology should take the minimal amount of attention to use. This is a big showy device thats only purpose is to say "hey look at me. I'm so down with the latest tech" whether that be for the developer or the buyer.

Hmm I love google and all but i'd rather not attach shit to my head that tracks my daily life and gives data for whoever the fuck wants it. Kind of weird if you ask me, but if they made one that did all the stuff its supposed to do without being tied to big ass company's like google i'd go for it.

YES YES and YES. I am a tech whore and this definitely goes on my list.

I would as long as it didn't turn into a Deues Ex:HR situation, our heads exploding everyone going mental. I don't think technology is this advanced yet, in the 50s they thought we'd have flying cars by now. No doubt I'll get corrected with a shit load of evidence educate me escapist.

Do I want a voice-controlled smartphone interface blocking my field of vision all the time? No. And besides, seeing as this is from Google, I wouldn't put it past them to track your movements all day long. Also, what's the point of buying this when you have a smartphone? The novelty wouuld wear off really quickly.

Maybe if it looked cooler and wasn't voice activated, which would make me look like a crazy person if I were walking down the street with them on.

Plus, it doesn't look like they show my health bar, or show my enemies on the radar.

Looks like I gotta drop about 30 pounds to fit in that shiny silver spandex suit.

No but seriously if they can make these react like in the video than ya probably. Especially if I can also browse the web.

I love the concept but this video represents a dystopia run by hipsters - and that I cannot support.

Would I use a piece of impossible technology just because some douchebag hipster says its cool?

No.

The technology is so far off the mark, it's not even funny. Is it supposed to implant into the brain?, because the technology to do that involves serious surgery, and might give me a visual resolution of about 100 pixels, not enough for normal everyday life. Maybe the research people should concentrate on helping partially sighted or blind people instead.

Why waste our time even commenting on this bollocks, it's herp, it's derp, it's a non-entity. If they had the technology to do any of these things, then they'd be doing a lot more with it than helping hipsters find coffee bars and leather wrist bands.

So No, I won't be signing on for iForehead (or whatever), and I won't be signing on for my hoverboard, cryogenic bed, underwater house, or the paper-less office.

No offence to anyone, esp the OP, Google and Apple just seem to think they can tell us anything and we'll swallow it.

As far as technology goes, this is deffinetly good progress. I like things that push the boundry on what is possible.

As something I would want to wear all the time; ehhh, not so much. Wearing sunglasses for long periods of time tends to be a little uncomfortable for me. Not to mention those little indentations on the bridge of the nose make you look weird.

In short, a catch 22; this device shows progress but it does seem a little impracticle.

This doesn't really seem to provide any functionality that a decent smart-phone doesn't already. Maybe it's just me, but I don't really like the idea of having messages from my friends constantly stuck to my face.

YES! in another 10 years when it actually works like advertised.

When will they let go this voice control bullshit? Nobody wants to say "computer, search dwarf porn" out loud. Direct neural control would be awesome, but voice and motion controls suck balls.

What timing - I just finished watching Dennou Coil!
Yeah, I'd use something like this. I'm all for augmented reality.

...poor Densuke. Best character in the show.

yes,yes and yes every time I just love augmented reality.

ResonanceSD:
For those who don't know what I'm talking about.

So what do you think? Would you wear it?

What you think I'm some kind of retard? Fuck yes I would wear that, and then in 2 years I will wear the contact lens they come out with.

spartan231490:
YES! in another 10 years when it actually works like advertised.

More like 50 years.

I love how goofy those ads are. Dude needs navigation to get to the music department of a store he's obviously familiar with!

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
No. No fucking way in hell. Fuck that. I already feel like a fast food outlet when I carry my mobile phone around with me (calls every 2 minutes). Theres no fucking way im wearing that thing.

And you no what? No one else will either. This thing will be released in 2 years time as a prototype and fail. Then, in 2025, Apple will pick up on it and it will become the next iPhone. Screencap this shit, im serious. You heard it here first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHUpWuqNHY

i bet money i'm not the first to post the eyephone...

If it has a Terminator style visual theme and comes in contact lenses then HELL YEAH.

Does remind me a bit of the Eye Phone from futurama.
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Another plus would be if it actually made my eyes look cybernetic.

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SmashLovesTitanQuest:
No. No fucking way in hell. Fuck that. I already feel like a fast food outlet when I carry my mobile phone around with me (calls every 2 minutes). Theres no fucking way im wearing that thing.

And you no what? No one else will either. This thing will be released in 2 years time as a prototype and fail. Then, in 2025, Apple will pick up on it and it will become the next iPhone. Screencap this shit, im serious. You heard it here first.

Yeah, I can see that.

Shit, they don't need to wait that long. They could do it a year after this thing comes out. They'll be praised for their "innovation".

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