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(Ars Technica)   People wearing smartglasses are going to look really, really dumb (w/ pics)   (arstechnica.com) divider line 66
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2013-01-11 11:01:55 PM  
www.trbimg.com
The Opti-Grab v1.79
 
2013-01-12 12:02:42 AM  
It just takes practice, or symbology that doesn't require complete focus. Ask a pilot:

images.gizmag.com
 
2013-01-12 12:13:52 AM  
Oh my God, you're a gargoyle.
 
2013-01-12 12:14:22 AM  
WHAT, 9000?!
 
2013-01-12 12:19:45 AM  
I am thinking the gemhadar in DS9.

/Not designed for human anatomy.
 
2013-01-12 12:20:43 AM  

Nullav: WHAT, 9000?!


+9000 for you good sir
 
2013-01-12 12:22:19 AM  
Smart glasses are still an interesting concept, but we have our doubts that they will ever fit into the lifestyle of mainstream consumers. Certainly, at this early stage, a short battery life and clunkier look won't help these glasses. We have even more doubts about the way they look on a person. Similarly, this whole "computer" thing seems destined for failure. I mean, staring at some sort of lit-up paper-like thing behind a sheet of glass for hours on end and hammering your fingers against tiny square pieces of plastic representative of letters? With the months students spend learning penmanship, it's doubtful that these will ever catch on. Furthermore, between the astronomical price and the size required to store one of these computing machines, we have our doubts that anyone other than the five richest Kings of Europe will ever own one.
 
2013-01-12 12:30:31 AM  
Douche tooth 2.0
 
2013-01-12 12:30:43 AM  
img716.imageshack.us
What using smart glasses might look like.
 
2013-01-12 12:38:05 AM  
Hai guys i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-12 12:40:26 AM  
In 15 years this crap will be built in to contact lenses and we'll think that only heathen savages will be forced to look at tablets or external screens.

I eagerly await the day when Apple releases and ieye and the full cyclopean horror of technology hipster douchedom can begin in earnest.
 
2013-01-12 12:41:34 AM  

sendtodave: Nullav: WHAT, 9000?!

[i10.photobucket.com image 361x736]


dammitsomuch

i10.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-12 12:42:48 AM  
So not much worse than those douches who wander around with a Bluetooth unit glued into their ear?
 
2013-01-12 12:43:12 AM  
Professor zakharov approves
 
2013-01-12 12:43:54 AM  

Torion!: [www.trbimg.com image 600x400]
The Opti-Grab v1.79


Now that's a lawsuit wating to happen.
 
2013-01-12 12:53:03 AM  
Cool... we can now kill people by by putting false images on people's contacts.
 
2013-01-12 01:04:50 AM  

Nullav: WHAT, 9000?!


Dammmmn yoooooooooooo!
 
2013-01-12 01:20:21 AM  
How long until they can just build the screen straight into the lens of my existing glasses?
 
2013-01-12 01:24:34 AM  
Not impressed.
farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-12 01:27:18 AM  
ifanboy.com

Just give it a few years.
 
2013-01-12 01:29:26 AM  

whatshisname: So not much worse than those douches who wander around with a BlueDouchetooth unit glued into their ear?

FTFY
 
2013-01-12 01:30:46 AM  
home.earthlink.net
 
2013-01-12 01:32:02 AM  
lens-views.com

"I hope this doesn't make me look goofy."
 
2013-01-12 01:33:38 AM  
This will in no way be used to allow teenagers to drive worse than they already do
 
2013-01-12 01:44:30 AM  
sadpanda.us
Will we get the weird virtual pets and glitches too?
 
2013-01-12 01:50:05 AM  
Old enough to know better:"I hope this doesn't make me look goofy."

I sense a proto-meme starting, let's see how this works.


images.dailytech.com
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

www.chaoticsynapticactivity.com
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

www.obviouswinner.com
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

www.obviouswinner.com
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

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I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.
 
2013-01-12 01:54:16 AM  
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2013-01-12 01:57:38 AM  

Surool: [sadpanda.us image 850x637]
Will we get the weird virtual pets and glitches too?


I loved that little thing a lot. It was so endearing and I usually hate hate hate anything with kids as protagonists. Yes, even when I was a kid. Only the Goonies, Dragon Ball and a few others remained.
 
2013-01-12 01:58:55 AM  

sendtodave: sendtodave: Nullav: WHAT, 9000?!

[i10.photobucket.com image 361x736]

dammitsomuch

[i10.photobucket.com image 361x736]


I just lol'd on a conference call. Thanks.
 
2013-01-12 02:19:41 AM  
The same article if Apple had come out with the technology:

"Smart glasses are the new fashion chic. If you don't wear them, you're going to look so stupid compared to the rest of us."
 
2013-01-12 02:37:49 AM  

Farker Soze: Oh my God, you're a gargoyle.


+1 for the Snow Crash reference.
 
2013-01-12 02:47:53 AM  

lordargent: Old enough to know better:"I hope this doesn't make me look goofy."

I sense a proto-meme starting, let's see how this works.


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I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

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I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[www.obviouswinner.com image 600x400]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[www.obviouswinner.com image 600x400]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[disney-clipart.com image 850x589]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.


basementrejects.com

Are you my goofy?
 
2013-01-12 02:52:53 AM  
Amateurs.

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/from the new Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer
 
2013-01-12 02:54:38 AM  

likefunbutnot:
I eagerly await the day when Apple releases and ieye and the full cyclopean horror of technology hipster douchedom can begin in earnest.


farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2013-01-12 02:55:38 AM  

Gordon Bennett: lordargent: Old enough to know better:"I hope this doesn't make me look goofy."

I sense a proto-meme starting, let's see how this works.


[images.dailytech.com image 660x288]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[www.chaoticsynapticactivity.com image 425x323]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[www.obviouswinner.com image 600x400]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[www.obviouswinner.com image 600x400]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[disney-clipart.com image 850x589]
I hope this doesn't make me look goofy.

[basementrejects.com image 850x500]

Are you my goofy?


i.imgur.com
Gooby pls
 
2013-01-12 03:44:33 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-12 04:23:07 AM  
Deep Space Nine pretty much got the pad right. I guess this is one more prediction fulfilled.

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2013-01-12 04:29:38 AM  
Why don't they figure out a way to implant computers into the human body and have done with it? That's where we're headed.
 
2013-01-12 05:40:12 AM  
I wouldnt hesitate to spend $500 on these...IF the apps are there. Thats what google is talking about when they say they've added controls to the side of theirs.

Seriously I can't believe these folks, they've made a pair of glasses that just display your app running? Really? I want a digital overlay of reality that is useful. Something that digitizes what I see, something that gives me relevant information, like peoples freaking NAMES. Something that will attempt to pattern identify what im looking at in a car, and walk me through the repair. Theres SO much potential. When im shopping I want something to scan barcodes and give me reviews and relevant pricing, I want maps showing where I turn while I drive, and my current speed. I want congestion warnings. I want context sensitive information, when someone is talking and references something, I want to have the ability to look it up. I want games. Theres just so much potential. But its got to be interactive.

I swear if I could wear something like the oculus rift 24/7 with video cameras providing the feed in I wouldnt care how dorky I might look, Im married, have 8 kids, and a couple GF's that live with me, I dont need to attract more mates.

And something that will remove clothing and provide best guesses on what everyone would look like naked based on their clothing shapes...and maybe a good infrared or high frequency scan.....my god..portable airport scanning machines...OK maybe this is either awesome or horrible...
 
2013-01-12 06:07:59 AM  
Not compatible.
static.tvguide.com
 
2013-01-12 06:09:43 AM  
.... That doesn't look so bad, actually. Pretty much what every sci-fi novel cover of cyborgs has been depicted like.

The tale of the poor battery life and usability are the killers, though.
 
2013-01-12 06:47:21 AM  
How you'll think you will look:
www.movieactors.com

How you will really look:
img27.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-12 07:44:06 AM  
So these glasses will make you look like you've been smoking since you were 12?
 
2013-01-12 07:46:50 AM  
Most tech is big and clunky when it's introduced. You'd have a hard time convincing people of the ubiquity of laptops, tablets and smartphones back when computers were a multi-room-sized jungles of tubes. They'll integrate these into traditional eyeglasses next, then probably contact lenses, then who knows. Direct neural implants? Subcutaneous grafts? A nuclear war and a reversion to the stone age?

I dunno, but we're gonna see some more cool stuff in our lifetimes.
 
2013-01-12 07:47:29 AM  

Nogale: Why don't they figure out a way to implant computers into the human body and have done with it? That's where we're headed.


if most people weren't near moran level we'd all be fine with the organic computers inside our skulls
 
2013-01-12 09:12:39 AM  
I have to be honest, I want this to be cool, but I can't really get onto the whole HMD thing. It seems like a really stupid way to solve interesting problems. The only real use-case is augmented reality, and that's another thing I'm not completely sold on.
 
2013-01-12 09:19:54 AM  
So, can Cyberpunk/Shadowrun-style smartguns be far behind? Bluetooth cameras mounted into a gun would allow you to see exactly what you're aiming at.

Though I think the idea would be better incorporated into a helmet display rather than a tiny eyepiece display.

[geek mode]
My tech character in Cyberpunk made helmets wired with smart technology that also incorporated rear-facing cameras and infrared enhancements. He made a lot of money with those.

Even made a working design for a shuriken catapult weapon. Not as elegant as an WH40K design, but it got the job done. I loved that game.
[/end geek mode]
 
2013-01-12 09:39:34 AM  

windstrider: So, can Cyberpunk/Shadowrun-style smartguns be far behind? Bluetooth cameras mounted into a gun would allow you to see exactly what you're aiming at.

Though I think the idea would be better incorporated into a helmet display rather than a tiny eyepiece display.


heh. It just debuted at CES. You can get your own for $17,000, by Precision Guided Firearms. No helmet or eyepiece yet- you can either use the video-scope, or use an iphone/ipad.

Read more at Ars Technica
 
2013-01-12 09:42:39 AM  
Only thing that worries me is that the roads are going to get more hazardous when these become commonplace. A bunch of drivers checking Facebook, harvesting their Farmville crops (or whatever the big fad is), posting to Reddit in the morning will be worse than everyone with cell phones.

And then there's the drivers who have a phone call and their breakfast while on the highway. They'll add the glasses to all the other distractions.
 
2013-01-12 10:09:12 AM  
You know, for driving!

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