Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[4]: Seriously?
by zima on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
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It is vaporware, many years off ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?525238 ) WRT to the promises of the early demo.

First of all, it was streaming its video feed through a normal G+ hangout. That shows a level of ability far above what is already available.

WTH? That's exactly what a webcam does...

even if project Glass was just a streaming headcam, it would already be something significant. There is a good reason this kind of stuff has already been a science-fiction trope for a long time. Imagine reporters with Project Glass. Imagine protests were people wear Project Glass. There is so much potential. [...] this is the kind of stuff everybody always expected to come to be one day.

Yeah, imagine reporters giving us poor quality, hardly discernible video. Imagine tons of idiot protesters choking cellular networks, then jumping on some "the gov is censoring us!" conspiracy theories and acting on such irrational hysterias (that's what actually happened already at few protests, I know of one or two in Moscow in example - and just because people were trying to text and twitter about how they're "protesting")

Scifi is more often way off the mark http://www.osnews.com/permalink?523521 & http://www.osnews.com/permalink?520970 (related here: the videoconferencing as the staple of "scifi future" communication is mostly ignored).
You were scammed by another such fantasy, deal with it (like, say, the STS was one enormous scam, achieving practically nothing as advertised)


Overall, it reminds me about the small fad of home videos, at my place happening 1-1.5 decade ago. Even though the equipment is now much better and less expensive... it mostly passed.
People, to my slight amazement, figured out how utterly tormenting such videos tend to be, and they mostly went "back" to photos (I guess also because there are usually not that many, people can quickly sift through them for the few good ones).
Also, making good videos typically involves discarding, essentially, most of the material shot - that's not only probably the single most important thing overlooked by creators of crappy videos, the concept of "life experience" videos also goes right against it.

Edited 2012-07-05 00:17 UTC

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