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When I first heard about Google Glass I thought it was a dumb concept. Now here it is a few years later and Google is going through with their creation. This accessory will connect to your smart phone / device and it will allow the wearer to access parts of the internet and take pictures / videos of everything they see. They could technically stream their entire day online. I don't think employers would allow it in the workplace.. but that won't stop individuals from now recording everyone without their consent and uploading everything to youtube.

 

What do you think about Google Glass? Will you be interested in getting one? Or will you be more irritated by people wearing them because you'll have to assume they are always recording?

 

 

http://www.google.com/glass/start/

 


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If it has a mega~zoom button and creates a digital imprint in my cerebral cortex, I can lock on cleavages and remember the ones I want to. 

 

No but this is a really good idea, sort of inevitable and I'm glad we're seeing it being developed while we're still not too old. I'm envious of the generation of adults that go right after us. 


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I think its another portable device that I don't care for. Plus it looks kinda goofy. I expect it to be a fad.


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I don't see it taking off either, but Google keeps dropping more R & D into it and trying to hype it up. I can only assume its because they have more ways to monetize it as a product than just the initial price. That and when people start using it, google will have full access to all their search data, uploads, gps coordinates, etc.. and google has a big business in advertisement. The more google knows about a person to more custom the advertisements and share holders love seeing good profit margins.

 

As for me, I'm glad my work is off limits to the public. I wouldn't want someone trying to screw with me on the job and then post it on youtube. Its one thing to see someone pointing a phone at you or at others.. you know they're recording you.. but these things will almost always be recording or streaming. And I read where a different version can be mounted onto sunglasses or prescription lenses. I'm not all that interested in being in someone's video without my consent. Sure they show off the google glass video recording as a great way to record your experience skydiving or riding a roller coaster, but in reality the porn industry will be the biggest user.

 

The only people I'd like to see use something like this would be the Ghost Hunters. So many times they'd say: "Did you see that!?".. No.. we did not see that, because the cameras are pointed at you and not what you are looking at. Maybe if these guys had a camera looking in the same direction as their eyeballs they'd finally catch some good video footage.


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Sure they show off the google glass video recording as a great way to record your experience skydiving or riding a roller coaster, but in reality the porn industry will be the biggest user.

 

The only people I'd like to see use something like this would be the Ghost Hunters. So many times they'd say: "Did you see that!?".. No.. we did not see that, because the cameras are pointed at you and not what you are looking at. Maybe if these guys had a camera looking in the same direction as their eyeballs they'd finally catch some good video footage.

 

How long can the porn industry last when there's free porn? Girls Gone Wild actually filed for bankruptcy. I thought it was just a joke on The Colbert Report when I first heard about it.

 

I'm expecting Google Glass to now do a sequel to The Blair Witch Project.

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Guys, this is step 1. Imagine the first touchscreen phone versus what it's evolved to today i.e. a transparent piece of plastic that you can bend. 


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It wouldn't surprise me if we get contact lenses in the future that allow us to record video and give us a literal 'retina display'. We won't need a piece of glass to look into.. the glass will be overlaid right over our eyeballs.


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if they could be redesigned to be sunglasses where no one can tell your wearing them, It seems very futuristic style  tech, 

But it needs to blend seamlessly .

 

Assuming they have 64gb flash memory up in there, filming 740p HD,  and when you throw in GPS, and mobile data, the battery and HDD wont go far

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The HDD part won't matter if google glass includes an online storage account that gets uploaded as its recorded. Considering Gmail offers 10 gb of free space, Google Glass would most likely have more than that per user. I bet it would destroy the battery tho. I doubt people would be able to do constant recording just because of the power limitation. And if the glasses have to be plugged into the phone for power for video use, then it might be more obvious when someone is set for recording when there is a noticeable cord snaked down their shirt.


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