Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by WereCatf on Wed 20th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
WereCatf
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I also wonder if it's safe, because it might be very distracting when used in a car or just walking around.


This is something I see people saying quite a lot, but well, it is safer than a smartphone, for example: it covers only a really small portion of your view, you don't have to take your hands away from whatever it is that you're doing and it's mostly transparent. Sure, compared to nothing at all it's a distraction, but compared to anything that's already widely in use it's an improvement in safety.

You could also turn the question completely around, whole 180 degrees, by asking the question: "how much safer will you be if you have constant, 24/7, access to directions or guidance just a twitch of the eye away?" You don't have to keep yourself occupied with a smartphone, possibly dropping it somewhere, not being able to pay attention to the traffic and flow around you or anything the like.

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