Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Apr 2013 17:14 UTC
Google Scoble on Glass. "This week I gave five speeches while wearing it. I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours). I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass. I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep." The basic takeaway? "I've been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn't do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better. Already this week I've gotten a new RSS app, the New York Times App, and a Twitter app. With many more on the way. This is the most interesting new product since the iPhone and I don't say that lightly."
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Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Sun 28th Apr 2013 03:41 UTC
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

Just wait until the first commuter walks off the curb/platform and gets run over by car/train..... And they thought distracted driving was a problem with phones.

Did you ever hear about the jogger that while listening to his iPod just jogged off a cliff eyes wide open and not seeing what he was doing.?

This will put the phone to shame for distracted deaths!!!!

My prediction.

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by gagol on Sun 28th Apr 2013 06:31 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
gagol Member since:
2012-05-16

My opinion, we live in the age of distractions. It actively slows innovation and creative thought. That is why I dont own any MP3 player or smartphone.

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by WereCatf on Sun 28th Apr 2013 08:17 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Just wait until the first commuter walks off the curb/platform and gets run over by car/train..... And they thought distracted driving was a problem with phones.


With a phone you have to take your eyes off of whatever you're doing and generally you also lower your head by quite a bit, with Google Glass you only shift your eyes a bit -- it's much easier and faster to take a quick glance with the latter device.

Of course, it can still be a distraction, but the problem is between the person's ears then; if you are doing something that needs your attention then you shouldn't be actively shifting your attention elsewhere. And the people who still do that will continue doing that with Google Glass or with something else. There is no cure for stupidity.

Did you ever hear about the jogger that while listening to his iPod just jogged off a cliff eyes wide open and not seeing what he was doing.?


Pretty sure that's an urban myth.

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RE[2]: Comment by krreagan
by darknexus on Mon 29th Apr 2013 06:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by krreagan"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Of course, it can still be a distraction, but the problem is between the person's ears then

Which will be an amazing comfort to me when someone with said problem between their ears smashes their car into me because they were distracted by this thing. How reassuring that I was killed by stupidity rather than malice. I'll look back on it and laugh when I arrive in the afterlife which I don't believe in.

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RE[2]: Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Tue 30th Apr 2013 18:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by krreagan"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Nope, It's there. look it up.

The condition is called: "Inattentional blindness"

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by Soulbender on Sun 28th Apr 2013 09:17 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Did you ever hear about the jogger that while listening to his iPod just jogged off a cliff eyes wide open and not seeing what he was doing.?


Culling the heard of hipsters.

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by kwan_e on Sun 28th Apr 2013 11:45 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

This sounds like the beginning of a joke, so here are a few punchlines:

Did you ever hear about the jogger that while listening to his iPod just jogged off a cliff eyes wide open and not seeing what he was doing?


- It was actually an iPhone and it was giving him directions to the nearest Apple store.

- The ghost of Steve Jobs made him jump to test his loyalty.

- He heard that stock market value is a real thing and that its perpetual growth will catch him midway before lifting him back to the cliff edge.

- The vista from the cliff edge was bright white that day and he thought he made it to Apple nirvana.

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RE[2]: Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Tue 30th Apr 2013 18:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by krreagan"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Ever heard of the invisible gorilla test?

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