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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What if (or rather when)
by shotsman on Sun 28th Apr 2013 12:28 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

(puts Grumpy Old man hat on)

According to some sites, Glass has already been hacked.
Ok, so Google can improve security but.... as we have seen with Android, not everything in the Android walled garden is very rosy.

So thinking ahead here, what happens when the hackers (sorry Ad men) get good at injecting adverts into all those Glass streams that people are viweing as the walk down the street? you know the ones related to the huge 60ft billboard you are just going to pass?
Then you have this huge captive audience for your advert. The admen will love it, saying ho cares about a few traffic accidents or people tripping over pavement edges, their TOC's will absolve them of any blame at all.

Gazing deeping into the Looking 'Glass', it does not take a genius to get to the point where the Glass users could be collectively hyptonised and made to do silly things. It does not take a genius to imaging what happens next. Mover over Steptford Wives, you ain't seen nothing yet.

many yrars ago, I was trained to use a HUD in a Fighter Aircraft. IT took a lot of effort to switch part of my brain to watching it, or rather pointers in the information stream otherwise I am sure we would have been shot down in pretty quick order. What training will be given to Glass users so that they at least use it safely? What about the Children? Won't someone think of the children? Being oblivious to what is going on around them should be no excuse. We already have the ability to 20-30% of the outside world with ear buds please don't let the remaining visual cues get obliterated by these devices.

I know I'm being overly pessimistic but I can't help thinking that this is a huge disaster waiting to happen.

Laywers, sharpen your pencils and order that new LearJet.

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RE: What if (or rather when)
by WereCatf on Sun 28th Apr 2013 12:38 in reply to "What if (or rather when)"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

According to some sites, Glass has already been hacked.


Jailbroken, not hacked. They're not the same thing.

Gazing deeping into the Looking 'Glass', it does not take a genius to get to the point where the Glass users could be collectively hyptonised and made to do silly things. It does not take a genius to imaging what happens next. Mover over Steptford Wives, you ain't seen nothing yet.


Wow, someone's been tripping. You do realize that the Glass - display is a small display on the corner of your view and even then it only applies to one, single eye? If hypnosis was that easy it would've been done already in enormous amounts for atleast a decade!

many yrars ago, I was trained to use a HUD in a Fighter Aircraft. IT took a lot of effort to switch part of my brain to watching it, or rather pointers in the information stream otherwise I am sure we would have been shot down in pretty quick order. What training will be given to Glass users so that they at least use it safely? What about the Children? Won't someone think of the children? Being oblivious to what is going on around them should be no excuse.


Really, it only covers a small corner of a single eye. It is not fucking comparable to a jet-fighter HUD.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Jailbroken, not hacked. They're not the same thing.


But but...Forbes says it has been "hacked" and "cracked" by "jailbreakers".

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RE: What if (or rather when)
by Soulbender on Sun 28th Apr 2013 13:14 in reply to "What if (or rather when)"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

it does not take a genius to get to the point where the Glass users could be collectively hyptonised and made to do silly things.


Yeah, it doesn't take a genius. In fact, it probably takes the opposite of a genius to come up with that theory.

What training will be given to Glass users so that they at least use it safely? What about the Children? Won't someone think of the children?


I pray to God that you're being sarcastic. And I'm not even religious.

Edited 2013-04-28 13:25 UTC

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RE: What if (or rather when)
by kwan_e on Sun 28th Apr 2013 13:27 in reply to "What if (or rather when)"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I was trained to use a HUD in a Fighter Aircraft. IT took a lot of effort to switch part of my brain to watching it, or rather pointers in the information stream otherwise I am sure we would have been shot down in pretty quick order.


So you're telling me games like F-22 Lightning II don't create a realistic HUD experience????

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RE[2]: What if (or rather when)
by shotsman on Sun 28th Apr 2013 15:57 in reply to "RE: What if (or rather when)"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Ha-ha. A mere toy compared to the real thing.
Then you have this little thing called 'G' to contend with. Even real (multi-million $$$) simulators can only send a proportion of real 'G' through your body.

Until your driver(nee pilot, there's a good chap) has done an invert at 500kts and mumble mumble * feet above the ground, trying to even keep your eyes looking remotely where they should is a real challenge.

Just watch the video of Mr J Clarkson in the back seat of a fighter and you might realize how difficult it really is.

* where mumble-mumble is less than 500ft and you are flying over the Elan valley dams in Mid Wales, all totally illegal btw, but this was a long time ago.

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RE: What if (or rather when)
by tidux on Sun 28th Apr 2013 14:07 in reply to "What if (or rather when)"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

> Ok, so Google can improve security but.... as we have seen with Android, not everything in the Android walled garden is very rosy.

Android isn't a walled garden, that's why. It's wide open except for what the OEMs do to it.

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RE[2]: What if (or rather when)
by shotsman on Sun 28th Apr 2013 15:59 in reply to "RE: What if (or rather when)"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I wrote that with my tongue firmly in my cheek. With all the malware found recently perhaps some for of garden would be a good idea.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you put on the wrong hat. That's not the grumpy old man hat, that's the crazy old man hat. You can clearly tell as you omitted one of the key grumpy phrases (" Back in My day", "When I was your age", "kids today", "get off my lawn") while including the crazy ones (" it does not take a genius","what about the children", "I can't help thinking", "ain't seen nothing yet").

I'm not sure if you're talking about glass, or trying to get me to invest in gold, buy survivalist food supplies, or tell me about a weird free energy device that the power companies hate!

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RE: What if (or rather when)
by tylerdurden on Mon 29th Apr 2013 03:02 in reply to "What if (or rather when)"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

many yrars ago, I was trained to use a HUD in a Fighter Aircraft. IT took a lot of effort to switch part of my brain to watching it, or rather pointers in the information stream otherwise I am sure we would have been shot down in pretty quick order.


No worries gramps, them missiles in video games are not real...

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