Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 10:44 UTC, submitted by Laurence
Hardware, Embedded Systems Steve Mann on his 35-year history building and wearing computerised eyewear. "Was it blind luck (pardon the expression) that I was wearing this vision-enhancing system at the time of the accident? Not at all: I have been designing, building, and wearing some form of this gear for more than 35 years." Glass has the potential to have a huge impact on the world - and just like with the advent of the mobile phone, people are afraid, cynical, and unable to see the possibly huge benefits of systems like this.
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RE: Comment by gan17
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 5th Mar 2013 17:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by gan17"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

While I'm sure you are a good and "safe"
motorcyclist, the activity itself is necessarily less safe than other modes of transportation. As I advise all friends who ride, be safe.

Having said that, Google Googles have the potential to make motorists more safe. They wouldn't have to glance at their phones/gps devices for directions. And possibly Google could integrate some of its self driving car technology to alert drivers to dangers like motorcycles in blind spots, or that the driver is too tired, or experiencing some kind of a medical emergency.

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by zcal on Tue 5th Mar 2013 19:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
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2012-07-27

I tend to believe that less is more when it comes to operating a vehicle. Anything that abstracts the process of driving away from the driver is trouble waiting to happen. Even something as seemingly trivial as an automatic transmission incentivizes people to ignore what their vehicle is doing and busy their hands/minds with something else.

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RE[3]: Comment by gan17
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 5th Mar 2013 22:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by gan17"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Then you would agree that having a heads up display would be a good thing, right? I mean, having no reason to take your eyes off the road would reduce driver distraction and cause people to pay more attention to the road.

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