Would you wear Project:Glass?

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am I the only one who thinks this looks like a good way to walk into a lamppost?

Made a thread earlier about this

I'll just quote what I said on the YouTube video:

"Don't tell me you're going to be wearing those hipster glasses on an operation."
"I want my vision to be augmented."

Those things look fucking awesome.

The concept, I like. The implementation, not so much... I wouldn't get these now. If we don't all die off, or blow ourselves up or something, by the time I'm 45, they might actually be seamless, reliable tech. It is, however, unsettling to think how much people, myself included, are willing to relinquish more and more of the control they have over their perception and orientation in reality to technology. I wonder where the line is between augmented reality as a genuine addition and "augmented" reality as a crutch, rendering individuals unable to find the frelling music section in a gorramn store! Next thing you know, they'll invent the augmented reality micro-ear-bud, to tell you to inhale and exhale, just in case you can't handle that on your own...

All day, every day. This is the future! (As written about in science tabloids 10 years ago)

surg3n:
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.

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Erm, it's a small transparent screen. I see no need for any surgery. And you do know that similar companies have developed a synthetic eye that can allow basic sight to the blind? You may want to look things up before roundly criticising.

Buzz Killington:
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.

what you said. I would love that, wait... if i lived in Chicago again i would love that, i live in Sacramento now and it's so spread out and my life isn't THAT busy anymore.

No way in hell.

Looks cool until you're in court and they've magically stumbled upon thousands of hours of footage of you doing something illegal like fapping in the streets.

Well you know what I mean.

This is pretty much the ultimate in Orwell.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

I feared this day.

Also could they make the glasses look less hipsterish? If I'm going to be caught doing go only knows what by a thousand CCTV cameras following me around, I'd atleast like them not to look like the 'I look like a nerd because it's uncool, therefore cool' crowd.

I would rather have a pip-boy type thing that goes on my arm. I don't like the idea of things popping up in my field of vision, while I am driving for example.

Abandon4093:
No way in hell.

Looks cool until you're in court and they've magically stumbled upon thousands of hours of footage of you doing something illegal like fapping in the streets.

Well you know what I mean.

This is pretty much the ultimate in Orwell.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

I feared this day.

So don't break the law then. Or if you really really have to do something illegal, take the glasses off first.

artanis_neravar:

Abandon4093:
No way in hell.

Looks cool until you're in court and they've magically stumbled upon thousands of hours of footage of you doing something illegal like fapping in the streets.

Well you know what I mean.

This is pretty much the ultimate in Orwell.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

I feared this day.

So don't break the law then. Or if you really really have to do something illegal, take the glasses off first.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

every

EVERY

EVERY

EVERY!

Abandon4093:

artanis_neravar:

Abandon4093:
No way in hell.

Looks cool until you're in court and they've magically stumbled upon thousands of hours of footage of you doing something illegal like fapping in the streets.

Well you know what I mean.

This is pretty much the ultimate in Orwell.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

I feared this day.

So don't break the law then. Or if you really really have to do something illegal, take the glasses off first.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

every

EVERY

EVERY

EVERY!

Ok, then Don't break the law, there is a reason they have the law.

If it gives me a reason to say "My vision is augmented", then hell. fucking. yes.

artanis_neravar:

Abandon4093:

artanis_neravar:
So don't break the law then. Or if you really really have to do something illegal, take the glasses off first.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

every

EVERY

EVERY

EVERY!

Ok, then Don't break the law, there is a reason they have the law.

That's just an unreasonable suggestion.

I might consider it, it would need to tell me my health and armour though.

OT: Probably not, because it has GPS in it and could be used to track me.

Abandon4093:

artanis_neravar:

Abandon4093:
No way in hell.

Looks cool until you're in court and they've magically stumbled upon thousands of hours of footage of you doing something illegal like fapping in the streets.

Well you know what I mean.

This is pretty much the ultimate in Orwell.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

I feared this day.

So don't break the law then. Or if you really really have to do something illegal, take the glasses off first.

A CCTV in every pair of eyes.

every

EVERY

EVERY

EVERY!

He makes a good point, I might have to start breaking everyone's glasses just in-case they had this thing and were recording me.

Pretty fly, the applications for business or military use are pretty staggering.

If they can put Space Invaders on that thing, I'm sold. I'd be a bit worried about focusing on the insides of the glasses though, they'd have to put some crazy perspectives in so you wouldn't strain your eyes.

No, it has no real use that cannot be done by something much cheaper, less obnoxious and less intruding. Also, it's incredibly gimmicky.

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

The amount of lols isn't enough to describe how brilliant your post was, for I was thinking the same thing too.

Why does a guy need a mini map to locate a book in the library? I understand (and like) the ideal of having a virtual 3D map guide you along your way to locations and so forth- but.. in a store or building? Come now, you can simply ask someone rather then turning side to side like you're seeing ghosts thus people thinking you're crazy or something.

Little girl: "Mommy, that man keeps turning and talking to himself, why is he acting funny?"

Mother: "Just ignore him, he's obviously on drugs or something..."

Nearby Employee: "I'll get the manager miss."

Caramel Frappe:
Why does a guy need a mini map to locate a book in the library?

Depends on the library. I've been in some academic libraries that are really horribly laid out because their buildings were originally constructed to be something else. London's Maughan Library, for instance, was built in the 1850s as the Public Record Office, and something like 90% of its books are stored on short little shelves in tiny rat-warren-like rooms[1] in any one of a number of maze-ish corridors on about six different floors.

I would give a vital organ to have a pair of these glasses that would let me just give it an item number and then display a glowing line to follow along the floor to get to the right shelf.

[1] That I can only assume used to be offices belonging to Victorian bureaucrats.

Buzz Killington:
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.

Pretty much this, and I'm thinking its going to be a LOT more clunky than in that video. Seeing Google at the end gives me some hope, but uhh... yeah. I'm doubting that will get pulled off sadly.
Eh, if it works well enough, I'm getting one. I doubt it will though. Also, I hope they allow those things to take prescription lenses, or else I won't be getting it.

I highly doubt I'd use it. I get around perfectly fine with a phone. Right now, I don't see the point in it at all.

Meh. I'd be more accepting if it was widely used. I don't know if I'd want to be an early adopter.

- Wake up. Remember to meet girlfriend later tonight.

- Look outside, can see clouds, know it's going to be cold. Wear a jacket.

- Friend calls. Tell them I'll meet them somewhere I already know the way to.

- Discover subway is delayed. My friend waits an extra 15 minutes.

- See poster for concert I want to go to. If I want to go that badly I remember when I get home and book tickets. If I forget, I forget.

- Get to book store, risk human interaction and ask staff where music section is. Get book.

- See if my friend is waiting where we agreed to meet. If not I sit and think or browse books.

- We go and eat. If it's good my stomach and brain combine to remind where it is in future. If it still exists, when I want it.

- I see something I like. I take a picture or just enjoy it for what it is.

No glasses required.

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Buzz Killington:
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Touche' my friend, touche'. I didn't think about it that way- just from watching the trailer on these glasses.. I would assume the guy knows the library since he lives right there. So kind of silly to have such a thing overall. Not to mention if we rely to heavily on these glasses or this sort of technology to help us with anything.. I fear we will get lazier and somewhat less intelligent but ironically smart when dealing with technology.

I wear prescription glasses, so if they find some way around that, sure I'd wear it.

It's one step closer to Accel World.

Seems like it can do some useful stuff- yeah, I'd wear it. It seems based around social life, though, so I'd only get so much use out of it- I don't exactly have a circle to share neat artworks with.

I dug the thing in the bookstore, though. Immediate access to maps of any compliant establishments? Yes sir. On my glasses I never take off? Tell me more. (That's assuming I can shove prescription lenses in them somehow. Not really sure how the overlay works)

I was wearing glasses before they had video messaging.
/hipster.

I can see several problems with having your phone strapped to your face, though.

floppylobster:
- Wake up. Remember to meet girlfriend later tonight.

- Look outside, can see clouds, know it's going to be cold. Wear a jacket.

- Friend calls. Tell them I'll meet them somewhere I already know the way to.

- Discover subway is delayed. My friend waits an extra 15 minutes.

- See poster for concert I want to go to. If I want to go that badly I remember when I get home and book tickets. If I forget, I forget.

- Get to book store, risk human interaction and ask staff where music section is. Get book.

- See if my friend is waiting where we agreed to meet. If not I sit and think or browse books.

- We go and eat. If it's good my stomach and brain combine to remind where it is in future. If it still exists, when I want it.

- I see something I like. I take a picture or just enjoy it for what it is.

No glasses required.

What's funny is that you can dial all of the analogue in your post back even more. I can do all of the things in the ad on my smartphone without needing a dorky pair of glasses to throw intrusive pop-up notifications in my face. The only thing I can't do in the ad is play a ukulele while holding said phone, but I would never fucking touch a ukulele so we're good.

Dear god No. People are already entirely too vapid and reliant on the internet as it stands.

Seriously. If you have lived in a city long enough to tell someone to meet you in front of X bookstore and buy tickets for some random indie artist playing at a club that you are familiar with its a pretty safe bet you wont need directions to it or detour directions to the bookstore, nor would you need a internal layout map of the bookstore because youve likely been in there before.

Another thing of this.. Is this sets the stage for massive fan letdown, because its a guarantee this will not work in any way shape or form like or as fast as what this video portrays, leading in ME3 ending retalliation when people are unsatisfied with the product and end up making Siri like lawsuits.

This is truly TRULY a bad idea.

EDIT: Also, let us not forget. That this video only shows you the hypothetically functional portions of this. It does not show you what you absolutely KNOW will be there as in forced advertisements and popups trying to sell you even more inane crap you dont need.

Other thought: How fast would laws be put into place restricting where this could be used, specifically while driving, operating heavy machinery, etc

Hoplon:
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.

Well, if they ever adapt this technology to prescription glasses, anyway.

In the meantime, if they didn't make these things fit-overs you can bet some poor Google engineer is going to be slapping his forehead pretty hard when a bunch of their customers complain about a "usability issue".

NOEP

Keeping a cell phone on me keeps me connected enough. I don't need to be fed my social network at every second.

ThePS1Fan:
HELL YES, monitor me everywhere I go, record every single conversation I have and sell all my personal info to anyone who asks just give me these first.

So i take it you dont have facebook then.

RagTagBand:
Yes.

Take my motherfucking money.

Damned straight =D

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