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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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 12:57 UTC
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I can see a booming market for parkour tutorials and "my final moments" vids.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by Wafflez on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 14:07 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2011-06-26

Well youtube got pretty interesting when russians started using cameras in their vehicles. Imagine when russians will get their Googles Glass... ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by tidux on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 14:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
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"Dmitry runs away from bears, part 68."

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RE: Comment by gan17
by Doc Pain on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 16:04 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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2006-10-08

With the many security flaws and possible exploits of surveillance technology, combined with sousveillance technology run by "normal people", maybe Glass could be connected to those monitoring you? Like, "this is how you look from above, walking into that building; look to your left, there's a hidden camera peeking in your pockets from above". Or "you're going to enter your PIN into this ATM or payment terminal which is currently connected to a l33t hax0r who now has all your banking data plus your PIN, which is 1234; have a nice day". And the look up the contact information of the boss of the ATM company on Facebook to help you schedule a nice talk with him about security, because you love to hear fairy tales.

While this sounds very useful for people who are paranoid anyway (because, you never know...), it could encourage the upcoming "typical Glass customers" on how their privacy fades when they are at home, go into public, work... oh wait... that doesn't sound like a selling argument, does it? :-)

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by WereCatf on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 16:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
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2006-02-15

With the many security flaws and possible exploits of surveillance technology, combined with sousveillance technology run by "normal people", maybe Glass could be connected to those monitoring you?


Why would they need to do that? You are ALREADY being monitored at all times when you go anywhere even remotely public, there is simply no need to bother with using Google Glass for that. Heck, even just your cell phone has access to much, much more lucrative stuff than can usually be learned from the camera or microphone.

Actually, Google Glass would be a rather poor solution for trying to monitor people: it ain't got enough processing power for anything smart, it only has a limited selection of inputs that are already in use, there's no offline-storage for you to keep anything of value there, and it has terribly limited view on things as it's attached to you, not your surroundings.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 17:24 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
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I can see a booming market for parkour tutorials and "my final moments" vids.


Google Glass + "YOLO"-spouting brain donors == greatest Darwin Awards ever.

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