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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A solution looking for a problem
by cmost on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:25 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Isn't it already bad enough that most people have a phone glued to their hand non-stop? Do we really need to have a computer plastered to our face too? Is anyone still living in reality or has everyone become so absorbed with social networking and instant gratification that they need to live on-line nonstop? While I think the idea of Google Glass is cool, I can certainly see where many people will turn into instant "glassholes" annoying the shit out of others around them with complete and utter abandon. As the technology advances and such features as facial recognition are added and ever more databases become linked by Google's advanced search technology, I envision a world where people will be able to instantly run background checks on whomever they want at a mere glance. The ability to instantly conjure a virtual all-knowing "invisible" assistant that only a Glass wearer can see and interact with much like a real person will mean people will literally talk to themselves. I shudder to think how distracted people wearing Glass while driving will be with various information overlays status update feeds superimposed over their vision. Privacy will become extinct and social interactions will diminish to the detriment of society. Call me paranoid or delusional but this is where I see this technology going.

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M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Privacy will become extinct and social interactions will diminish to the detriment of society. Call me paranoid or delusional but this is where I see this technology going.


Maybe privacy will become seriously endangered. If so then societies will, in time, exhaust themselves with constant scrutiny & cast some of that behaviour off until we're broadly at peace with the resultant balance. At worse we'll veer wildly from privacy to secrecy a few times. Nothing's for ever. Not even Google's databases.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Privacy will become extinct and social interactions will diminish to the detriment of society. Call me paranoid or delusional but this is where I see this technology going.


Well, privacy has already become extinct, for the most part. You do know, at least in the US, there's a camera on you pretty much everywhere you go, right? And if there isn't, somebody can quickly whip out a phone if they wish. Personally, I kind of like it. There's nothing that pleases me more than some jerk being a complete asshole in public ending up on Youtube for the whole world to see.

Point being, if you want privacy, you will find it in your own house. When you walk outside, there's really no such thing. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but just making a statement of fact. You can either accept it, or build a cabin in the woods, and never come out. Then you can have all the privacy you want.

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