Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 19:02 UTC
Google "Developers who want to get their hands on Google's Project Glass won't have to wait much longer. Google announced plans Tuesday to hold a 'Glass Foundry' in San Francisco and New York in the coming weeks: two full days of hacking that will allow developers to get an early look at Glass and start developing for the platform. The first day of the event will be an introduction to Glass, while the second will explore the Mirror API, which 'gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST'. Google engineers will be on site to help developers at any point in the process." Can't wait to see what developers can do with this.
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Not Interested Until 3D
by Pro-Competition on Wed 16th Jan 2013 21:36 UTC
Pro-Competition
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2007-08-20

I have been waiting a long time for something like this, but I will not find it very interesting until it can do 3D (i.e. a display for each eye). I think overlays in space will be much more pleasant and probably more useful.

I also hope we don't have to go around blinking and twitching and gesticulating like a Tourette's Syndrome sufferer to use the thing! ;^)

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RE: Not Interested Until 3D
by zima on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 13:34 UTC in reply to "Not Interested Until 3D"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I will not find it very interesting until it can do 3D (i.e. a display for each eye).

The "3D" vs. "2D" terms are mostly marketing speak - most of the cues we humans use for depth perception don't depend on stereo vision. "2D" films already have most of the cues we use (and "3D" do stereo wrong in some ways, very wrong parallax for example)

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10 ten uses for Google Glass
by fretinator on Wed 16th Jan 2013 22:25 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

1. Marital aid - "Wow, honey, have you been working out?"
2. SAT's
3. Improved realism in Grand Theft Auto
4. Finally able to get rid of your Nintendo Vitual Boy
5. Real-time translation of speeches by Jody Foster
6. Able to impress the girls at chess club
7. Improved chances at "Guess The Weight" games at carnivals
8. Take notes in class - and sleep!
9. Instantly receive the 20 best answers to the question, "Does this make my butt look big?"
10. Ability to watch advertisements 24/7

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Future ideas to think about
by tuaris on Thu 17th Jan 2013 00:51 UTC
tuaris
Member since:
2007-08-05

1) Make display wireless
2) Shrink the display down to the size of a contact lens
3) Install display on to a contact lens
4) Figure out how to power using the human body's energy
5) Wear it
6) Write awesome software.

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