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SlapChop
02-22-2013, 09:37 PM
Google Glass How It Feels (http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-it-feels/)
What it does (http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/)

Looks like Glass is in beta testing phase, and trying to recruit evangelists. They will choose 8000 people. Anybody here going to go for it?


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The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, we will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer (please remember to follow us so that we can contact you directly). Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Dave Martell
02-22-2013, 11:47 PM
I may be the minority in this but I wouldn't wear those things for all the money in the world and I hope I never see a person looking at me with that on their face. :bigeek:

kalaeb
02-22-2013, 11:54 PM
Umm, no, I still have to pay 1500 bucks, and get my butt to New York or LA??? This seems like something an unemployed actor with rich parents might be better at.

Cipcich
02-23-2013, 12:07 AM
I was going to get a pair, being artistic and all, but then I remembered that Google was a tax-weasel.

franzb69
02-23-2013, 12:17 AM
that stuff worries me, already with the GPS built in to phones and wireless data already enables them to track us where we go and what we do, with google glass, they'll have the ability to literally watch what we do.

no thanks.

call me paranoid.

The hekler
02-23-2013, 01:17 AM
I'm gonna wait till they come out with contact lens so I don't need to look like a dork.

ThEoRy
02-23-2013, 01:30 AM
I've been looking out for this for quite a while now. I'd be in when the technology gets a little better, a little smaller and becomes more affordable.

brainsausage
02-23-2013, 01:58 AM
I've been looking out for this for quite a while now. I'd be in when the technology gets a little better, a little smaller and becomes more affordable.

Yup.

Cipcich
02-23-2013, 03:23 AM
Wow. I guess I missed the point again. Dave Martell pays relatively more taxes on his income than Google, but all that really matters to folks on this forum is aesthetics. Make an apparently desirable product and it doesn't matter that you're a thief . . .
Google that.

SpikeC
02-23-2013, 05:37 PM
This reminds me of the eyeglass prop from "The Jerk" that eventually made everyone who used one go cross eyed.

Don Nguyen
02-23-2013, 06:48 PM
I think it's a pretty cool piece of innovation and technology. Clearly not for many people, but things like this are what drives technology to get better and better.

Crothcipt
02-23-2013, 10:37 PM
This reminds me of the eyeglass prop from "The Jerk" that eventually made everyone who used one go cross eyed.

+10

Dave Martell
02-23-2013, 10:44 PM
The PC was good, the internet was good, but once we moved out of dial up I was OK with technology stopping right about there. I see little need to keep pushing the boundaries of this stuff, makes me shutter to think of what will be accepted in the future as part of normal life.

brainsausage
02-23-2013, 11:40 PM
The PC was good, the internet was good, but once we moved out of dial up I was OK with technology stopping right about there. I see little need to keep pushing the boundaries of this stuff, makes me shutter to think of what will be accepted in the future as part of normal life.

Normal is a very subjective term Dave.

brainsausage
02-23-2013, 11:41 PM
I think it's a pretty cool piece of innovation and technology. Clearly not for many people, but things like this are what drives technology to get better and better.

I agree.

echerub
02-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Personally I think the glasses look dorky but the technology is cool. You still retain the choice about what to share with others.

There's also the heads-up display element for immediate info to you. "Smart" phones and "augmented reality" apps are still limited by the fact that you have to hold something in your hands.

I would actually go for a set of these in orange with sunglass lenses. The no-lens version looks bad. Better yet, I want a set when it's cheaper, the add on module smaller, and the display integrated with the sunglasses lens itself and not a little cube off to the side.

Think of today's helmet cams like the GoPro. Cool but clunky. The Google Glasses are like that but networked, smaller, feed you info and can go anywhere without having to have a helmet or handlebar or dashboard or whatever to mount the camera onto.

I don't want to pay this much money for a first-gen version, but I'm keen to see how this will evolve and improve.

brainsausage
02-24-2013, 02:12 AM
Personally I think the glasses look dorky but the technology is cool. You still retain the choice about what to share with others.

There's also the heads-up display element for immediate info to you. "Smart" phones and "augmented reality" apps are still limited by the fact that you have to hold something in your hands.

I would actually go for a set of these in orange with sunglass lenses. The no-lens version looks bad. Better yet, I want a set when it's cheaper, the add on module smaller, and the display integrated with the sunglasses lens itself and not a little cube off to the side.

Think of today's helmet cams like the GoPro. Cool but clunky. The Google Glasses are like that but networked, smaller, feed you info and can go anywhere without having to have a helmet or handlebar or dashboard or whatever to mount the camera onto.

I don't want to pay this much money for a first-gen version, but I'm keen to see how this will evolve and improve.

+1

I'm looking forward to when this is applicable to contact lenses, personally...

Dave Martell
02-24-2013, 02:19 AM
The PC was good, the internet was good, but once we moved out of dial up I was OK with technology stopping right about there. I see little need to keep pushing the boundaries of this stuff, makes me shutter to think of what will be accepted in the future as part of normal life.


Normal is a very subjective term Dave.


True and besides I'm pretty sure that my life is way off of normal anyway. LOL :D

Lucretia
02-24-2013, 02:37 AM
This reminds me of the eyeglass prop from "The Jerk" that eventually made everyone who used one go cross eyed.

Sure would have to be careful about concentrating on your special purpose...

JohnnyChance
02-24-2013, 02:39 AM
The PC was good, the internet was good, but once we moved out of dial up I was OK with technology stopping right about there. I see little need to keep pushing the boundaries of this stuff, makes me shutter to think of what will be accepted in the future as part of normal life.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9W5Am-a_xWw

Dave Martell
02-24-2013, 11:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9W5Am-a_xWw


:lol2: