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(Phys Org2)   New patent suggests Google Glass may actually be wearable skynet 1.0   (phys.org ) divider line
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2013-03-24 11:27:28 AM  
I'm not really sure I'm comfortable speaking to my furniture on a daily bases. I just want to flip a switch.
 
2013-03-24 11:35:15 AM  
This is essentially the same thing as Google Glass. You're welcome, I've just saved you from serious embarrassment.
 
2013-03-24 11:59:15 AM  
Google Glass is the next Segway.
 
2013-03-24 11:59:58 AM  
I've been mentioning for a decade that Google is Big Brother and Skynet in a gay tryst, but no one listens....
 
2013-03-24 12:17:46 PM  
how is this not obvious?  This has been built into other computers - everything from drink dispensers that text you when they run low on stock to android apps that can control your TV.  Does the computer being in the shape of glasses now suddenly make it new and non-obvious?
 
2013-03-24 02:36:55 PM  
This reminds me of star trek's "COMPUTER, lights."!
 
2013-03-24 04:18:41 PM  
Next halloween I'm going to get a pair of these and a bluetooth ear jack so I can hit the parties as a douche bag.
 
2013-03-24 04:57:45 PM  
I've have a pair of Google-Glass (I have connections)

There are privacy issues - sure - but, we'll (as a society) adapt. It isn't like we don't all have video-recording-and-instant-internet-access devices now anyway (smart phones)

These will have their niche, and there will be some interesting applications.
 
2013-03-24 05:37:35 PM  

ISO15693: I've have a pair of Google-Glass (I have connections)

There are privacy issues - sure - but, we'll (as a society) adapt. It isn't like we don't all have video-recording-and-instant-internet-access devices now anyway (smart phones)

These will have their niche, and there will be some interesting applications.


I suspect this in one invention that old people will flock to.... really. Not just because it has features that will make their lives easier but the ability to record what they see will make them feel safer..... plus it will allow them to take being the neighborhood busybody to the next level. Damn punk kids will never stand a chance....
 
2013-03-24 06:23:27 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: ISO15693: I've have a pair of Google-Glass (I have connections)

There are privacy issues - sure - but, we'll (as a society) adapt. It isn't like we don't all have video-recording-and-instant-internet-access devices now anyway (smart phones)

These will have their niche, and there will be some interesting applications.

I suspect this in one invention that old people will flock to.... really. Not just because it has features that will make their lives easier but the ability to record what they see will make them feel safer..... plus it will allow them to take being the neighborhood busybody to the next level. Damn punk kids will never stand a chance....


I can totally see that.

I suspect they will quickly be made illegal to wear while driving though - too much of a potential distraction. Also, cops aren't going to like facing them when dealing with the public (Not cop bashing, but officers do not like being recorded in any situation, it seems)  It will sort of force the issue on a lot of privacy issues, as well as citizen right-to-record issues (I suspect)

Apple's upcoming iWatch will face many of the same issues - not because it will introduce anything revolutionary, just because it will force the technology more into the mainstream.

I'm looking forward to using Google-Glass on my bike, with a rear-camera and voice activated GPS. They would be perfect to replace my awkward attached-to-my-bike-helmet-mirror and having to mount my cell phone on the handlebars as a GPS. Much much more convenient, and surprisingly less dorky looking than the helmet mirror.
 
2013-03-24 06:52:50 PM  

Sim Tree: This reminds me of star trek's "COMPUTER, lights."!


Reminded me of this:

www.zuschlogin.com
 
2013-03-24 07:44:30 PM  
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2013-03-24 08:06:44 PM  

ISO15693: They would be perfect to replace my awkward attached-to-my-bike-helmet-mirror and having to mount my cell phone on the handlebars as a GPS


Mirror would be way more useful. Unlike a cheap digital camera, the FOV is easily configurable. Also, I can keep the mirror well out of my line of sight, unlike the Glass, which insists on putting a display  inmy line of sight.

I stand by my statement: Google Glass is a slightly better designed version of this:  s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-24 11:37:34 PM  

t3knomanser: ISO15693: They would be perfect to replace my awkward attached-to-my-bike-helmet-mirror and having to mount my cell phone on the handlebars as a GPS

Mirror would be way more useful. Unlike a cheap digital camera, the FOV is easily configurable. Also, I can keep the mirror well out of my line of sight, unlike the Glass, which insists on putting a display  inmy line of sight.

I stand by my statement: Google Glass is a slightly better designed version of this:  [s3.amazonaws.com image 700x1050]


Just FYI, the Google Glass image is not in your line of sight, really. It doesn't obstruct much of anything  - it is above and to the right. You have to glance up and right at it.

Before I played with them, I was under the impression that they would be in your line of sight, and be able to overlay stuff over what you see, like an old pair of video goggles I once had - but that's not the case. They are just always there, for you to glance slightly up and use, but not blocking anything really.

If you watch the video here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8466183/Privacy-prob l ems-over-an-online-eye  they have a simulation of what you see - but the image is positioned in such a way to fit nicely in the video - in reality it is a bit more "up" - of course it also depends on how you wear them. I imagine you could push them down your nose a bit and have them obstruct more, and have it be more like the simulation in the videos.

My bike mirror is likewise not in my line of sight, but because I bike in the US (on the right side of the road) the mirror needs to be out from my helmet on the left, to see traffic behind me.

Since I have amblyopia (lazy eye - I use my right eye nearly exclusively) seeing traffic behind me in the mirror needs to be with my left eye, and it is a strain. Because of the amblyopia , images are not as well defined in my left eye - I can still use my left eye, it just takes more "effort" - This is another reason why the Google-glass would be awesome for this, for me anyway, if paired with a rear-facing camera. I could toggle between GPS, the view of traffic behind me, and whatever else I want, by voice commands.

I disagree with you about a mirror being more configurable. You can do anything with a video feed, you could place the camera anywhere - if you didn't mount the rear-facing camera to your head, the image wouldn't move as you move your head - you wouldn't have to find a "sweet spot" by moving your head. And you could even image enhance the video at night -have it filter out headlights and give you a better picture and image of what's behind you. There are many possibilities here, which is why I am excited.
 
2013-03-25 05:05:14 AM  

t3knomanser: ISO15693: They would be perfect to replace my awkward attached-to-my-bike-helmet-mirror and having to mount my cell phone on the handlebars as a GPS

Mirror would be way more useful. Unlike a cheap digital camera, the FOV is easily configurable. Also, I can keep the mirror well out of my line of sight, unlike the Glass, which insists on putting a display  inmy line of sight.

I stand by my statement: Google Glass is a slightly better designed version of this:


Yeah, but GG doesn't have a bangin' spokeswench like HeadFlat...
 
2013-03-25 05:44:53 AM  
FTFA: So far, the popular image of a Google Glass wearer is the enlightened, connected person on an enlightened urban avenue, smartly maneuvering data from the eyeglass device.

Hey asshole, so far the popular image of a Google Glass wearer is that there is no popular image of a Google Glass wearer. How the fark can there be a popular image of something that's been in an extremely limited trial run for like two months? Like 10 people, maybe, have actually seen someone wearing one of these damn things. Can tech bloggers stop living in their farking idiotic world where they think everyone on the planet is constantly forming divisive, uninformed opinions on speculative technology that no one will be able to have for another five years?
 
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