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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mistersoft
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2011-01-05

I think I agree with more than half of what you're saying for a change(knowing you've a somewhat Apple bias..and each to their own)

But I'm just imagining a scenario where say 4, 6 even companies have similar offering in broad over area of AR/VR/HUD glasses. be they similar notifications a la bluetooth companion watches for smartphone simple info/pic consumption (but strapped near your eye)....or up to google glass (or http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/10/augmented-reality-... ) or a switchable mix of AR/VR even with variable transparency.
And the contenders beyond Google are obviously Apple and Microsoft, but maybe also Canonical, Amazon, News Corp..? or other wonders.

And it's always going to be the back-end/cloud voice and data processing (and hoarding, and selling) that is going to be the worry. If these companies were brave enough (and decent enough) they'd allow, and cooperate to an extent to facilitate customers using AR hardware from each other to use different back-ends ..e.g. Google Glass hardware with Apple's Siri backend as the only example that one could use so far..

And vice versa, whenever more come on stream. I think this kind of facilitating of customer choice would be the ONLY way that we as customers/consumers could have even the vaguest amount of hope or trust that someone somewhere can't literally tapped into your video/audio/location feed as literally a walking spy drone.. (let alone more innocuous advertising worries). Paranoid enough..?? ..Never!! ;-)

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