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2013-04-17 05:28:29 PM  
May  Subby - may?
 
2013-04-17 05:30:40 PM  
can i take these into the girls locker room?
 
2013-04-17 05:33:08 PM  
You know who the real douchebags are? The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks. How about everyone just shuts up? I can't wait till in 20 years time they're all on contact lenses, or brain implants, but until then this will have to do for step 1 of becoming the Terminator. So shut up already and let them get on with it.
 
2013-04-17 06:32:42 PM  

Slaxl: The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks.


I don't know how old you are, but I would point to the early adopters of cellphones.   It wasn't the technology that MADE them douchebags, they were douchebags long before.  The technology just made it much easier to identify said douchebags.

The same applies to Google Glass.
 
2013-04-17 06:32:57 PM  
Well I'm safe

/by dint of poverty, if nothing else
 
2013-04-17 06:44:38 PM  

Ennuipoet: Slaxl: The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks.

I don't know how old you are, but I would point to the early adopters of cellphones. It wasn't the technology that MADE them douchebags, they were douchebags long before. The technology just made it much easier to identify said douchebags.

The same applies to Google Glass.


I was listening to some people who got into the early release... one was saying that she has a problem remembering names and faces (I have a similar issue due to a head injury) and that she wanted to write an app that would use facialk recognition software to help her with that.  Another guy was a teacher who wanted to use it as a teleprompter for teaching class.  Not every person that was an early adopter of the cell phone was a douchebag, nor are those who use Glass.
 
2013-04-17 06:50:13 PM  
Meh. I'm gonna wait for Apple to Revolutionamize it with their EyePhone

images.wikia.com
 
2013-04-17 06:50:27 PM  
A family member of mine works on Glass and I regularly get text messages from him that say at the end, "Sent through Glass" so I am getting a kick...
 
2013-04-17 06:50:44 PM  

timujin: I was listening to some people who got into the early release... one was saying that she has a problem remembering names and faces (I have a similar issue due to a head injury) and that she wanted to write an app that would use facialk recognition software to help her with that. Another guy was a teacher who wanted to use it as a teleprompter for teaching class. Not every person that was an early adopter of the cell phone was a douchebag, nor are those who use Glass.


"B-B-but there are some awesome subreddits, they all aren't jailbait"
 
2013-04-17 06:51:05 PM  
yes. you douchebag early adopters of interesting, powerful, sci fi-esque technology. you all probably live in CITIES too!!!

/damn centers of art, technology and culture
 
2013-04-17 06:51:23 PM  
I'm actually excited for Google Glass.

Not because I want to replace my BCGs, of course. But for my job. I see a lot of potential in them to integrate patient monitoring and provide assistance on high risk, low-volume procedures to people in the field. Imagine having an overlay of the vein structure being fed from a hand-held ultrasound when performing an IV on a difficult stick patient. Or having a textbook overlay on someone's chest when placing a chest tube. Being able to see active feedback during CPR from your monitor. Being able to get instant drug calculations and dosages for rare-use medications.

The potential for integrated EMRs is even greater. Imagine pulling up to a patient who cannot give you any history, and is unconscious, and being able to access their medications, allergies, and medical history.

Or being able to give a medical control physician a real-time look at your patient's injuries.

That's what I'm excited about.
 
2013-04-17 06:53:20 PM  
carlreinercrosseyejerk.jpg
 
2013-04-17 06:53:32 PM  
Once I had one of those, and it was a gas.
 
2013-04-17 06:53:48 PM  

hardinparamedic: I'm actually excited for Google Glass.

Not because I want to replace my BCGs, of course. But for my job. I see a lot of potential in them to integrate patient monitoring and provide assistance on high risk, low-volume procedures to people in the field. Imagine having an overlay of the vein structure being fed from a hand-held ultrasound when performing an IV on a difficult stick patient. Or having a textbook overlay on someone's chest when placing a chest tube. Being able to see active feedback during CPR from your monitor. Being able to get instant drug calculations and dosages for rare-use medications.

The potential for integrated EMRs is even greater. Imagine pulling up to a patient who cannot give you any history, and is unconscious, and being able to access their medications, allergies, and medical history.

Or being able to give a medical control physician a real-time look at your patient's injuries.

That's what I'm excited about.


ah, the mating call of the "douchebag"
 
2013-04-17 06:54:11 PM  

Slaxl: You know who the real douchebags are? The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks


Apple have something new coming out?
 
2013-04-17 06:54:29 PM  
The only way the Google glasses would be cool, is if the users all walked around responding "Fark you a**hole" to every question due to some glitch in the software.

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-17 06:54:29 PM  

snailbarf: ah, the mating call of the "douchebag"


Improving patient care and safety is douchebaggery to you?
 
2013-04-17 06:55:17 PM  

hardinparamedic: That's what I'm excited about.


farkied as fun at parties
 
2013-04-17 06:55:30 PM  
www.trbimg.com

Navin approves.
 
2013-04-17 06:55:40 PM  
Then I broke them. Loved the sound they made.
 
2013-04-17 06:55:59 PM  

timujin: Not every person that was an early adopter of the cell phone was a douchebag, nor are those who use Glass.


No, just most of them.*


*Obviously a sweeping generalization for the purposes of humor.  I know that there are and will be practical uses for the tech, and it will incorporate itself into the mainstream.  This will not change the high levels of douchery present among early adopters.
 
2013-04-17 06:56:23 PM  
lookmatic.com
 
2013-04-17 06:56:37 PM  

vudukungfu: hardinparamedic: That's what I'm excited about.

farkied as fun at parties


I keep telling you, man. I feed on your tears.
 
2013-04-17 06:57:03 PM  

hardinparamedic: Not because I want to replace my BCGs, of course. But for my job. I see a lot of potential in them to integrate patient monitoring and provide assistance on high risk, low-volume procedures to people in the field. Imagine having an overlay of the vein structure being fed from a hand-held ultrasound when performing an IV on a difficult stick patient. Or having a textbook overlay on someone's chest when placing a chest tube. Being able to see active feedback during CPR from your monitor. Being able to get instant drug calculations and dosages for rare-use medications.


Is a small display at the top left of your vision going to do that better than a "screen" as we call it? Also puzzled at how it prevents TB.
 
2013-04-17 06:57:20 PM  
damn 53 second.
 
2013-04-17 06:57:58 PM  

Ann Coulter's Diiick: Meh. I'm gonna wait for Apple to Revolutionamize it with their EyePhone

[images.wikia.com image 600x450]


funnehpictures.com
 
2013-04-17 06:57:58 PM  
And don't sit too close to the TV . Word from your mother.
 
2013-04-17 06:59:50 PM  

snailbarf: ah, the mating call of the "douchebag"


I'm sensing and app which measures temperature, pulse rate and skin colour, determines mental state and then displays appropriate My Little Pony as virtual emotional support animal. The ban on prepubescent girls using these things would not be as much of an obstacle as you might think.
 
2013-04-17 07:01:47 PM  

orbister: Is a small display at the top left of your vision going to do that better than a "screen" as we call it?


You mean the screen that the American Heart Association says you need to have one person assigned to during a code to do nothing but watch in able to perform effective and optimal resuscitation?

That screen?
 
2013-04-17 07:01:54 PM  
I have a pair.

They are a fun toy - I'm developing a cycling app for them, to pair with my phone mounted on my backpack as a rear-view camera, and toggle between GPS directions and the rear-camera image (voice activated)

I am calling it "GlassBackwards" - just so you know. You will see it in the google play store when the glasses are officially released.
 
2013-04-17 07:03:19 PM  

orbister: snailbarf: ah, the mating call of the "douchebag"

I'm sensing and app which measures temperature, pulse rate and skin colour, determines mental state and then displays appropriate My Little Pony as virtual emotional support animal. The ban on prepubescent girls using these things would not be as much of an obstacle as you might think.


lolwut

hardinparamedic: snailbarf: ah, the mating call of the "douchebag"

Improving patient care and safety is douchebaggery to you?


We all need to agree on a font that denotes sarcasm.
 
2013-04-17 07:04:03 PM  

Ennuipoet: Slaxl: The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks.

I don't know how old you are, but I would point to the early adopters of cellphones.   It wasn't the technology that MADE them douchebags, they were douchebags long before.  The technology just made it much easier to identify said douchebags.

The same applies to Google Glass.


Here is another...related...example.
www.wired.com

What's sad is all this stuff sounded so awesome back when it was in the realm of sci-fi.
 
2013-04-17 07:04:57 PM  
I'm going to enjoy the videos of people walking into traffic, walls, other people, etc. while gazing at the stuff in Google Glass. Because most humans are just not that good at "multitasking." They think they are. But they're not.

Other than that, I don't really care. Go ahead and shell out for a computer to wear on your head. It's your money. And eye strain.
 
2013-04-17 07:04:58 PM  

snailbarf: We all need to agree on a font that denotes sarcasm.


Sorry. Poe's Law and all that.
 
2013-04-17 07:05:01 PM  

hardinparamedic: I feed on your tears.


sorry. Navin's glasses caused doctors to remove my tear ducts.
 
2013-04-17 07:06:03 PM  
I can tell you that reading that extremely badly translated FAQ gave me brain strain. Holy jesus.
 
2013-04-17 07:06:43 PM  

snailbarf: We all need to agree on a font that denotes sarcasm.


This one usually works.
 
2013-04-17 07:07:06 PM  

timujin: Ennuipoet: Slaxl: The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks.

I don't know how old you are, but I would point to the early adopters of cellphones. It wasn't the technology that MADE them douchebags, they were douchebags long before. The technology just made it much easier to identify said douchebags.

The same applies to Google Glass.

I was listening to some people who got into the early release... one was saying that she has a problem remembering names and faces (I have a similar issue due to a head injury) and that she wanted to write an app that would use facialk recognition software to help her with that.  Another guy was a teacher who wanted to use it as a teleprompter for teaching class.  Not every person that was an early adopter of the cell phone was a douchebag, nor are those who use Glass.


In the scheme of things, the early adopters are the ones who may actually use the technology the way it is supposed to be used.  The two examples you listed are a scary proposition when applied to the general population.  Many people can't do simple math in their head because they use calculators as a crutch.  I weep for the future generations that can't remember simple things like the names of their friends or short speeches.  How will young bucks lose their only chance at getting laid when they call a hot chick at the bar by the wrong name?  How will urban myths grow and spread if everyone has a word for word account they can read from when telling their friends?

/A large portion of the population would forget how to walk if you allowed everyone to have a scooter.
//Hyperbolic examples above
///Won't anybody think of the cryptozoologists?
 
2013-04-17 07:10:32 PM  

orbister: hardinparamedic: Not because I want to replace my BCGs, of course. But for my job. I see a lot of potential in them to integrate patient monitoring and provide assistance on high risk, low-volume procedures to people in the field. Imagine having an overlay of the vein structure being fed from a hand-held ultrasound when performing an IV on a difficult stick patient. Or having a textbook overlay on someone's chest when placing a chest tube. Being able to see active feedback during CPR from your monitor. Being able to get instant drug calculations and dosages for rare-use medications.

Is a small display at the top left of your vision going to do that better than a "screen" as we call it? Also puzzled at how it prevents TB.


It's at the top right. And it is small - smaller than a "screen" that you would expect from a pair of immersive video goggles. It is not that sort of display. It is not meant to obstruct or overlay your vision - it is something just out of your forward field of vision that is always present, that you can glance up to for whatever reason -to read emails, get directions, stock prices, whatever. It really isn't intended as something you keep staring at for long periods of time - I can see where that would cause eye strain.

But it is voice activated, and scrolling around is done with a touch on the side - kind of like flicking an eye booger off the side of your temple.

I think they are overhyped. Its basically a Bluetooth video equivalent of Bluetooth audio, imho - only it is easier to browse the web, read emails and get directions with video.

They are problematic at this point for people who wear glasses - and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.
 
2013-04-17 07:12:04 PM  

RogermcAllen: timujin: Ennuipoet: Slaxl: The people who have been moaning and whining about a product that hasn't even been released yet, for nearly 2 years, based on nothing more than how it looks.

I don't know how old you are, but I would point to the early adopters of cellphones. It wasn't the technology that MADE them douchebags, they were douchebags long before. The technology just made it much easier to identify said douchebags.

The same applies to Google Glass.

I was listening to some people who got into the early release... one was saying that she has a problem remembering names and faces (I have a similar issue due to a head injury) and that she wanted to write an app that would use facialk recognition software to help her with that.  Another guy was a teacher who wanted to use it as a teleprompter for teaching class.  Not every person that was an early adopter of the cell phone was a douchebag, nor are those who use Glass.

In the scheme of things, the early adopters are the ones who may actually use the technology the way it is supposed to be used.  The two examples you listed are a scary proposition when applied to the general population.  Many people can't do simple math in their head because they use calculators as a crutch.  I weep for the future generations that can't remember simple things like the names of their friends or short speeches.  How will young bucks lose their only chance at getting laid when they call a hot chick at the bar by the wrong name?  How will urban myths grow and spread if everyone has a word for word account they can read from when telling their friends?

/A large portion of the population would forget how to walk if you allowed everyone to have a scooter.
//Hyperbolic examples above
///Won't anybody think of the cryptozoologists?


Oh, I dunno. Urban myths have been growing and spreading like athlete's foot at a public bathhouse since the Internet first went live, so I don't think Google Glass is going to make things any different. And Teleprompters haven't saved anyone yet, from Presidents to rock stars--they're not going to help anyone who can't read anyway.

The real problem is going to be an increasing number of people will walk into walls or into heavy traffic while trying to Google Glass and text their friends at the same time. But this will have a net effect of speeding up evolution, so it's a good thing, really.
 
2013-04-17 07:12:36 PM  

Krieghund: snailbarf: We all need to agree on a font that denotes sarcasm.

This one usually works.


Oh, THANKS.
 
2013-04-17 07:14:47 PM  
I'm glad I got to live in a time when I could be out in public and not have to consider that my every action was being recorded.
 
2013-04-17 07:18:14 PM  
You know, with a transparent display, I don't see why it's not possible to make the optics such that one would have to focus their eye farther away in distance than the glass in order to resolve the pixels clearly. That would reduce eye strain significantly.

We're probably a decade away from glasses that monitor your pupils and adjust the display optics dynamically, thus causing no strain at all.
 
2013-04-17 07:18:40 PM  
What I really want to do is take these google glasses, wear them and a Bluetooth earpiece, and ride a Segway up to Macho-Pichu, and take a photo of my 350-lb self there. Maybe with a popped collar.

I would become an instant meme.
 
2013-04-17 07:19:21 PM  
FAQ

Q. Is Google Glass compatible with shaved eyeballs?

A. No, don't be gross.
 
2013-04-17 07:20:57 PM  
So we're whining about TOS now? this is legal bullshiat. If they dont say that stuff someone sues them. doesnt mean its a real problem.
 
2013-04-17 07:21:01 PM  
One thing people don't understand, unlike the youTube videos of Google glasses, your actual eye can really can only focus on one the thing at a time. Because of this you will have to focus away to see what is on the glasses and when you are focused on other things you will not really see what is projected on the glasses and it will be like some annoying  thing is in the corner of your eye.

Oh this is Fark, why am I even trying. I'll just be attacked for "hating Google" (which I don't)
 
2013-04-17 07:21:22 PM  

ISO15693: I have a pair.

They are a fun toy - I'm developing a cycling app for them, to pair with my phone mounted on my backpack as a rear-view camera, and toggle between GPS directions and the rear-camera image (voice activated)

I am calling it "GlassBackwards" - just so you know. You will see it in the google play store when the glasses are officially released.


Thank you in advance.
 
2013-04-17 07:24:01 PM  
Bluetooth²
 
2013-04-17 07:24:13 PM  
Whats even scarier is that stereoscopic TV and Video games (oculus rift)  causes lazy eye in children, and can even possibly cause problem for adults too.

If you want a UI displayed over your vision, you're going to need to pump it into your optic nerve, not into some kind of display on your face.
 
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