Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 12:18 UTC
Google Lucky bas... Joshua Topolsky got to use and test Google Glass. "Is it ready for everyone right now? Not really. Does the Glass team still have huge distance to cover in making the experience work just the way it should every time you use it? Definitely. But I walked away convinced that this wasn't just one of Google's weird flights of fancy. The more I used Glass the more it made sense to me; the more I wanted it. If the team had told me I could sign up to have my current glasses augmented with Glass technology, I would have put pen to paper (and money in their hands) right then and there. And it's that kind of stuff that will make the difference between this being a niche device for geeks and a product that everyone wants to experience. After a few hours with Glass, I've decided that the question is no longer 'if', but 'when?'" No wonder Google is going into retail. They need physical stores to sell this.
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What is next ?
by Lennie on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 12:46 UTC
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

So basically this provides a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) for the real world.

If they can add more camera's to it, then they can add something similair to the Kinect to watch what your hands are doing, right ?

In that case you can have a HUD-like interface on your glasses you can manipulate with your hands.

Because speech really isn't such a great interface or is it ?

Edited 2013-02-23 12:49 UTC

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RE: What is next ?
by JAlexoid on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 14:04 in reply to "What is next ?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Weight and size constraints have to be addressed. Depth sensing cameras aren't small enough.

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RE[2]: What is next ?
by WereCatf on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 14:10 in reply to "RE: What is next ?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Also, Google Glass does not cover your whole view, it only covers a small portion of it, so it's not really augmented reality or a "HUD" even if you were to add several more cameras to it.

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RE[2]: What is next ?
by Lennie on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 14:31 in reply to "RE: What is next ?"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I never mentioned it wouldn't take an other 5 years before it could be implemented. ;-)

So the question is, is there a physical limitation on how depth sensing cameras are made which would prevent them to be shrunk to such a size

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