Give Glass a chance: Google has a vision of a wearable future
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:21 AM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:27 AM
As for glasses, I didn't have to wear the damn things for the first 42 years of my life. Then I had to wear them for a while, and I hated them. In fact, the ability to throw away my glasses was what you would have to call the bright side of having cataracts removed from each eye, and a Bausch & Lomb lens inserted. I haven't had to wear the damn glasses for the last 10 years, and I can read like a 20-year old. That's liberation. A pair of stupid glasses so I can get the Google ID of everyone I meet? Do I get cheap glasses if I agree to advertising in my central cortex? Something that takes over an old niche, like a wristwatch -- haven't worn one of those since I got my iPhone -- that might have a place. Maybe.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:56 AM
A better example is the short-lived Earth 2 where they were used extensively, including for augmented reality.
I can very much see it. People wear sunglasses at night, don't they. Well, not me. But when the time comes to shed my glasses by virtue of replacing my eye lenses (as my 88 year old mother did), I may well continue wearing protective eyewear anyway. So why not VR/Google glasses. Then again, embedding them directly in the eye lenses may work much better. It's only a 5 minute operation, and the lenses are getting better all the time.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:00 PM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:09 PM
I'm thinking of the first few kids to walk down the street in Cambridge or Ann Arbor or Berkeley wearing Glass glasses. Will others think they're really hip or uber dorks?
I'd hate to have real money riding on that bet.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
"63% Of People Polled Don't Want A Google Glass"
Are consumers excited by Google's Glass?
Yahoo Finance searched for an answer when it published its latest poll, which asked consumers the following question:
Google is reportedly introducing Google Glass. How interested would you be in buying a Google Glass?
Very interested (18,325) — 18 percent
Somewhat interested (19,529) — 19 percent
I already have glasses (65,179) — 63 percent
Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:20 PM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:32 PM
Any place you see someone with a go-pro camera, they might use GGlasses instead. Anytime you need hands free operation, manual for working on my car, parts list in a store etc.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:12 AM
A wrist mounted computer does make sense. It's out of the way when you don't need it. It isn't a barrier between you and the people you talk to, or between you and moving around in the real world.
If Apple or anyone else can come out with a wrist mounted device that can replace your smartphone, it will be a major advancement.
When your hands are busy doing something else (carrying large objects, working, etc.) it's easy to glance at your wrist to see who is calling or what notification you are receiving... but not easy to put everything down, and dig into your pockets to check your phone.
If Apple really is working on a wrist mounted device, we can bet based on Apple's track record that it will be a game changing product.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:35 AM
Let's call these people "Glassholes," shall we?