Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 21:32 UTC
Google "After reading all the reviews, and talking to people who actually wore Glass, I just see a product plagued by bugs, and of questionable use, that's generating a lot of buzz because people want so desperately to have some new gadget to latch onto, and fear being wrong about the next major technology trend." Nobody wants a computer in their home. Nobody wants a cell phone and always be connected. Nobody wants an iPhone. The current version of this line? Nobody wants Glass. "I haven't worn Glass." Oh right.
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Resistance is Futile
by transputer_guy on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:01 UTC
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

If this is the future of technology, it sucks and is pretty shallow.

I'm still getting used to the rather stupid idea that if you don't have a facebook account, there is something suspicious about you.

I'm certainly annoyed by the idea that if you wear a watch, you are retro and shouldn't be hired, my watch has a 1sec to brain latency, my crap cell phone maybe 30s while it boots.

To hell with it all, I will not become Borg!

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RE: Resistance is Futile
by fengshaun on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:19 in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
fengshaun Member since:
2010-01-18

Same deal here! I wear a wrist watch, don't have a cellphone (don't have a use for it. Believe it or not, I don't want to be 24/7 on the interwebz) and deleted my Facebook account because I didn't need it. When people find out about this, they look at me like I'm some sort of alien! Have you thought maybe not everything is made for everybody?

And damn, Thom, you sound more and more like a cynical old man! Maybe a positive view on things to freshen things for a bit?

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by wojtek on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:34 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
wojtek Member since:
2010-01-24

Oh dear! And I thought I was only one... don't get me wrong, I have like 2 laptops, 4 mobiles and and tablet but... I use them only for work/testing/dev - and they often are left at my work place... I don't even use watch because my wrist was, dunno.. tense/tired after a while. No fb, no g+... and when I say that I'm not exceited about 'next best thing' people looks at me like I'm from out of space... newsflash - all those fancy items did not improve our life *that much*. Does every new version of android make your life better? not really, but the fap-circle is abysmal in the prise of the every detail...

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by M.Onty on Fri 3rd May 2013 23:06 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

... deleted my Facebook account because I didn't need it. When people find out about this, they look at me like I'm some sort of alien!

I never got one. Was compelled to discuss this at great length over & over during university, as if it was as inexplicable as, say, refusing to talk to anyone on Tuesdays.

Have you thought maybe not everything is made for everybody?

Well, it sort of is, from the manufacturers point of view. The inevitable final outcome of the industrial revolution.

From the individual's point of view though, you're completely right. I enjoy tech of all kinds, but have come to realise that beyond a minimum level it ceases to augment my life; instead distracting me from things I enjoy much more. Like being in a pub. Or watching the dog get confused by a bumble bee. Or reading novels. Or just not be plugged into to anything at all for a while so you can actually think.

Once you've established the base level, I reckon its best to try & resist the urge to equip yourself any further lest you begin to lose grip on the difference between momentary distraction & deep satisfaction.

Not that this relates specifically to Google Glass. Some people will like it. I might. I hope we don't ever go completely the opposite way to the the author of that article & consider it weird to not wear it.

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RE: Resistance is Futile
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 4th May 2013 00:38 in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The question is: how much did you spend on your watch? Most people I know who still wear watches, wear them as status symbols. Thus, I see watch I think they're self important wind bags who only consider aesthetics important.

If your wearing a timex/casio/swatch. Mad props. I stopped wearing one only because I kept breaking them, and got tired of shopping for watches and then having custom bands put on that fit my strangely shaped wrist.

Edit: So I hope you aren't telling us how practical you are with a watch that costs $500+.

Edited 2013-05-04 00:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by progormre on Sat 4th May 2013 01:47 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
progormre Member since:
2012-05-20

I wear a rolex for 9k usd, it has not given me a single problem during 10 years of daily use and it still looks like new. It gets me happy everytime I see it. Best of all it didn't even make a blip in my bank account when I bought it, since I had a good business during that time.

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by transputer_guy on Sat 4th May 2013 18:26 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

About $3 for the current one I like, and $50 for the one the wife bought to smarten me up back in the days when watches were still fine. As long as the battery lasts 3 years, its fine.

I have no use for a $500 watch, I could get some decent hardware for that.

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RE: Resistance is Futile
by KrustyVader on Sat 4th May 2013 01:57 in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

You may be a Borg, but your brain was programmed to think you are not. And you are The One who will bring peace the matrix... ups wait, different franchise.

Let me try again:

You might be under control of the Puppet Master and you don't know it...

yes, that's sound better.

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RE: Resistance is Futile
by tylerdurden on Sat 4th May 2013 03:13 in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

You're just getting old. It happens...

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RE[2]: Resistance is Futile
by Soulbender on Sat 4th May 2013 03:47 in reply to "RE: Resistance is Futile"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Only if you let it...

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RE: Resistance is Futile
by thegman on Sun 5th May 2013 13:47 in reply to "Resistance is Futile"
thegman Member since:
2007-01-30

Basically, yes.

Like you say, if this is the future of technology, then the future of technology is pretty bleak.

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