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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RE: social
by WereCatf on Sun 28th Apr 2013 10:24 UTC in reply to "social"
WereCatf
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Well, the fellow says it's more social, since you don't have to take your eyes off your peers while doing stuff.


Not quite. You can only consume a stream of data like that. You still need to issue any commands yourself if you wish to actively do stuff and that would still be obvious to the other person(s). Ie. if you e.g. have a video streaming on your Google Glass you aren't actively doing something with it. And well, at that point it isn't really all that different from you looking at something in the background or listening to something else than the person in front of you -- there is no guarantee that you're actually paying attention to the person in front of you even without a device like this and as such there isn't really any meaningful difference.

I'd say that's one the reasons it's even less social than anything, since you can't even imagine what the other does while seemingly looking towards you.


Yes, you can, just as you can now: if the person's eyes are slightly shifted in one or another direction away from you then that person is looking at something else. There isn't much else the person can even do with Glass without you noticing because it's voice-operated, you know?

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