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It may be that app developers shun glass for other similar products where they can make a profit-at which point you've got something that's technically really good, but no interesting software to it's name.



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That's a bold move, one I like.

 

I'm not sure their competitors would be intimidated by it though, it basically means fewer apps will be developed for it, I'm not sure what the developers incentive is meant to be?

 

EDIT: Actually now that I think about it, a less crowded market perhaps gives dev's more chance of getting exposure and publicity, or perhaps it will just be the domain of hobby programmers. Keen to see how this pans out.


Edited by Rkw, 16 April 2013 - 05:43 PM.


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Glad that they've opted for a no-ads policy. It would be a nightmare considering just how immersive this technology is.
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Can't wait for google glass. AR will finally start to pick up, the only challenge is the need for better software to make it game-changing. computer hardware is moving fast but software is lagging behind


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Google glass seems a bit too Orwellian for me.

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Google glass seems a bit too Orwellian for me.

 

How so?



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I wonder if there will be an increase of car accidents and injuries  or even of rubbery  because of this technology. I mean Google glasses will distract people a lot. it will be nice to see the impact they will have in society. 

Also are they going to alienate us even more in real life ? 



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I wonder if there will be an increase of car accidents and injuries  or even of rubbery  because of this technology. I mean Google glasses will distract people a lot. it will be nice to see the impact they will have in society. 

Also are they going to alienate us even more in real life ? 

 

Car accidents, I'm unsure. Logically they should be less distracting than looking down at your phone to access GPS navigation, however since it's hidden to everyone but the user, perhaps people will be idiots and proceed to browse the web while at the wheel. My solution would be that Google implement something like this:

 

Driving Mode

Upon entering your car, you say "Ok Glass, driving mode". It disables everything except from your GPS (And perhaps your phone).

After you are done driving you can switch it back, re-enabling all your options. It could log when you were in driving mode and when you weren't.

Of course this would all be redundant if the eye-interface was actually a large distraction.

 

As for alienating us, I don't think so. They can record almost instantly with a 1st person perspective, but it's not like they'll have the memory capacity to record 24/7. You won't see someone with Glass and assume "They're recording everything I do". They've got the potential to put people off of committing crimes or being abusive in public (I assume this is what Razor means by Orwellian), there is probably a downside to this as well, not sure what though.

 

If the Google+ Hangouts are efficient enough (Will likely depend on geographic location and strength of wireless networks) then they could bring is much closer together. Instead of monitoring my facebook page every few hours, I'll just turn on a hangout and any other friends looking to chat will do the same, we'll be connected via video chat instead of typing text messages to one another hours apart.



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I think these glasses will be far more efficient than smartphones, simply due to the fact that they are voice controlled and require no hand movements at all, plus allow you to use apps whilst on the move, and allow you to keep your eye on where you're going. Can see devices of this kind replacing smartphones completely by the end of the decade.
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I think these glasses will be far more efficient than smartphones, simply due to the fact that they are voice controlled and require no hand movements at all, plus allow you to use apps whilst on the move, and allow you to keep your eye on where you're going. Can see devices of this kind replacing smartphones completely by the end of the decade.

Just wait till they're thought-controlled. Then you won't have to behave like a total douche in public, giving voice commands and the like.  :cool:


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Yeah, the one major drawback I can think of with this device is every person on the street constantly chattering 'ok glass, ok glass, ok glass'...


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Haha, yes! That would be incredibly awkward if you were in a library or somewhere. I think eyeball-control and eventually thought-control will take over.
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I wonder if there will be an increase of car accidents and injuries  or even of rubbery  because of this technology. I mean Google glasses will distract people a lot. it will be nice to see the impact they will have in society. 

Also are they going to alienate us even more in real life ? 

 

Car accidents, I'm unsure. Logically they should be less distracting than looking down at your phone to access GPS navigation, however since it's hidden to everyone but the user, perhaps people will be idiots and proceed to browse the web while at the wheel. My solution would be that Google implement something like this:

 

Driving Mode

Upon entering your car, you say "Ok Glass, driving mode". It disables everything except from your GPS (And perhaps your phone).

After you are done driving you can switch it back, re-enabling all your options. It could log when you were in driving mode and when you weren't.

Of course this would all be redundant if the eye-interface was actually a large distraction.

 

As for alienating us, I don't think so. They can record almost instantly with a 1st person perspective, but it's not like they'll have the memory capacity to record 24/7. You won't see someone with Glass and assume "They're recording everything I do". They've got the potential to put people off of committing crimes or being abusive in public (I assume this is what Razor means by Orwellian), there is probably a downside to this as well, not sure what though.

 

If the Google+ Hangouts are efficient enough (Will likely depend on geographic location and strength of wireless networks) then they could bring is much closer together. Instead of monitoring my facebook page every few hours, I'll just turn on a hangout and any other friends looking to chat will do the same, we'll be connected via video chat instead of typing text messages to one another hours apart.

 

i hope so today there are many idiots who text message with their phone while driving. I wouldnt be surprised if someone does the same with Google glasses.

 

I also believe that like the phone google glasses will alienate us even more just like cellphone are doing. At easter I was at lunch with my family and all the kids were not talking to each other. they were looking at their iphones...I told to all of them to put these things away...

I mean I grow up between 80s and 90s at that time there weren't all these things.

at the bus stop waiting for the bus, you were speaking with stranger while now everyone is absurd in their iphone.

one could argue that we socialize in different ways, yes but I feel human physical contact is decreasing. This has an effect on my mood but I think also on the ones of others.



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They would be useful while driving. It would allow you to look at the road while having access to all dashboard and cellphone info. However, besides that, I cannot see myself wearing these things everywhere I go, all the time.

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Haha, yes! That would be incredibly awkward if you were in a library or somewhere. I think eyeball-control and eventually thought-control will take over.

Thought control is a lot closer than we think:

 

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Maybe it will be common by the end of the century! It's amazing how many technologies we consider 'futuristic' are actually just around the corner.
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Google Glass has already been jailbroken.

 

Apparently it has some pretty poor security.


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Good. That's why they do this early tests. They should now hire this guy.


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Hopefully this means that by the time they're released at the end of the year, they'll be very secure.
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