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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.
 
2013-04-17 07:24:18 PM
By the way, you can get basically the same thing from Vuzix here: (or at least very soon)

http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html

Its just not exactly the same form factor, and doesn't have Google doing all the software or linked to the google market infrastructure. And it is designed to be lowered when used, and raised when not - so its not quite the same "always present" display that the glasses are - but it isn't all that different, really.
 
2013-04-17 07:26:32 PM

TheOriginalEd: 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.


People have been whining about TOS since the first episode of STNG came out. DS9 and Voyager didn't help much, either.

What are we talking about again?
 
2013-04-17 07:27:32 PM
Paging Ms. Millions. Paging Ms. Molly Millions.
 
2013-04-17 07:28:44 PM
Slouching Toward Cyborism.
 
2013-04-17 07:29:30 PM

fluffy2097: 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.


Amblyopia (lazy eye) can be caused before the ages of 7, and after that, you cant cause it or treat it, you have it or not. If you have it, the retina in the "lazy" eye will be not fully developed and will stay that way the rest of your life. I think that's one of the reasons google had the "don't use under the age of 13" - being a little overly cautious.

I have amblyopia in my left eye, and it is one of the reasons I like the glasses - especially as a rear-camera feed on my bike, since I can then see behind me with my right (good) eye, and not have to turn my head to the left and then try to determine if there is traffic, with my crappy eye.

Of course, if I was biking in New Zealand or the UK, this wouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-04-17 07:29:43 PM

Corvus: 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)


Very useful for people who need to have quick access to specific information at any given moment.  Like, say, telemetry data while racing.  A quick eye-flick to the upper-right of your FOV is quicker and easier than looking down at a STACK system.  Plus, you can notice a major event in the feed via peripheral vision without actually having to look directly at it.

But yeah, they aren't that full-time HUD some people (myself included) want.

I want a HUD.  I have to wait.
 
2013-04-17 07:34:21 PM
b..but i fear change
 
2013-04-17 07:34:53 PM

lostcat: 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.


If you happen to live in Ol Blighty, yeah you're farked. I think there are still a couple places in the States where you might be OK.

/ anyways, it's pretty sad.
 
2013-04-17 07:36:57 PM

vudukungfu: carlreinercrosseyejerk.jpg


This.

/Leaving happy.
 
2013-04-17 07:38:58 PM
I like how Google wants its products to be hip and cool but simultaneously knowing that the only class of people who would be initially into them are colossal dorks, thus dooming them to bad PR and socially awkward failure.

So they're giving out their Google Glass products to beautiful people first so they can wear them and set the trendiness instead of giving them to fat geeky developers which would make them an uncool geek toy.

/Nobody wants to be a gargoyle.
 
2013-04-17 07:40:08 PM

ISO15693: 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.


Thanks for this, it was what I have been trying to figure out since it was announced. I personally was hoping for a HUD system like the AH-64 Apache has. You mention reading emails though - if it's just a part of your vision how does it look? Do you get a lot of information at once, like looking at your phone? Have you tried watching any video on it, or would that just cause eye strain unlike those SharperImage / Skymall "personal home theater" goggles?
 
2013-04-17 07:40:40 PM
First thing I think of as I see it:

ds9.trekcore.com
 
2013-04-17 07:42:50 PM
Douchebaggery? You mean they come with their own Segway?
 
2013-04-17 07:42:59 PM
a.abcnews.com
s1.vystatic.net
I am not sure which is worse.
 
2013-04-17 07:45:22 PM

uncleacid: And don't sit too close to the TV . Word from your mother.


I believe the expression is "Word TO your mother".
 
2013-04-17 07:46:37 PM
ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?
 
2013-04-17 07:50:32 PM

redsquid: ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?


Oh, lots....Yell " meatspin " at random douchbags wearing them.
 
2013-04-17 07:53:21 PM
still want
 
2013-04-17 07:56:21 PM

ISO15693: By the way, you can get basically the same thing from Vuzix here: (or at least very soon)

http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html

Its just not exactly the same form factor, and doesn't have Google doing all the software or linked to the google market infrastructure. And it is designed to be lowered when used, and raised when not - so its not quite the same "always present" display that the glasses are - but it isn't all that different, really.


That is like saying "Bing is like Google".
 
2013-04-17 07:56:40 PM
And I thought there would never be a more douschetastic piece of electronics than the bluetooth earpiece.
/ seriously, you look stupid
 
2013-04-17 07:57:09 PM

Gig103: ISO15693: 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.

Thanks for this, it was what I have been trying to figure out since it was announced. I personally was hoping for a HUD system like the AH-64 Apache has. You mention reading emails though - if it's just a part of your vision how does it look? Do you get a lot of information at once, like looking at your phone? Have you tried watching any video on it, or would that just cause eye strain unlike those SharperImage / Skymall "personal home theater" goggles?


The UI is optimized for a small screen. Google is very protective about the UI right now, so Im not really supposed to say much more than that, specifically. I will say that it uses very large letters, and that you see only one email "subject line" at a time, as you scroll through, and it is very uncluttered.

As far as watching video, its a small screen. I've watched videos that I recorded (of my son) and it works fine - but it would be like watching a video through the eyepiece of a good video camera - you could do it, it just wouldn't be the way you'd want to watch something long, especially since you'd have to look up/right the whole time. If you were on a train with the google glasses and a Galaxy Note 2 or something, you'd definitely watch movies on the phone, not the glasses.

Ive watched lots of movies with personal home-theater goggles (the old ioGlasses) and those were a much better movie watching experience - but they were designed to be right in your field of view, and you could block out ambient light. with the google glasses, it blocks nothing. I suppose if you shifted them down your face a bit and stared at a dark wall it wouldn't be too bad. Just small.
 
2013-04-17 07:59:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-17 08:01:49 PM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 558x1087]


Just for accuracy's sake - those aren't google glasses :D - they look like the vuzix m100.
 
2013-04-17 08:06:23 PM
Debauchery? Did I misread this?
 
2013-04-17 08:09:54 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Debauchery? Did I misread this?


Google Glass not for children

I knew it.
 
2013-04-17 08:10:41 PM
Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

msnbcmedia3.msn.com
 
2013-04-17 08:13:07 PM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

[msnbcmedia3.msn.com image 560x421]


Hey, he's just squinting to fit it.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:49 PM
In the year 2525 if man is still alive.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:52 PM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?


It's the beard and the stickers on his laptop. He looks like a douche without the Glass.
 
2013-04-17 08:16:53 PM
BTW, for those interested: (posted yesterday)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YliQxNIvCts"> https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YliQxNIvCts
 
2013-04-17 08:23:56 PM
I can't wait - the tech is cool and if it pisses off the old hipsters, it's twice the fun.
 
2013-04-17 08:30:53 PM
You know, it will only be a few months/weeks until someone mods theirs to look steampunk:

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2013-04-17 08:44:11 PM
I wonder what Fark Glasses would be like...beer goggle?
 
2013-04-17 08:53:51 PM
The same limitation exists for the Nintendo 3DS. Children 8 and under shouldn't use it because it messes with their developing vision.

That doesn't stop people from ignoring all the warnings on the box, the main screen, and the game packages and giving the 3DS to their 5-year-olds.

So just so you know: A lot of future adults will have REALLY awful vision thanks to Nintendo and bad parents.
 
2013-04-17 08:57:47 PM
http://bluetoothdouchebag.com/

It's flat-lined but was funny.
 
2013-04-17 09:07:19 PM

redsquid: ISO15693: ...and so far there isn't any protection against someone else issuing a voice command while you are wearing them.

Thank you so much. I hadn't even thought of that. So... how much fun can we have with this?


"Siri, find me the nearest bondage parlor."
 
2013-04-17 09:09:54 PM

ISO15693: 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.


now that is funny shiat right there.

/did you really work on/author that ISO for proximity/vicinity ?
 
2013-04-17 09:12:08 PM

ISO15693: Amblyopia (lazy eye) can be caused before the ages of 7, and after that, you cant cause it or treat it, you have it or not. If you have it, the retina in the "lazy" eye will be not fully developed and will stay that way the rest of your life. I think that's one of the reasons google had the "don't use under the age of 13" - being a little overly cautious.


They are actually now studies showing that it can be cured after 7  as well, with limited success.  If you can improve it after the age of 7, It stands to reason you can make it worse too.

Regardless, teaching your eyes to focus incorrectly is probably a really bad habit.
 
2013-04-17 09:36:21 PM
lol. Jealous haters goona jealous hate. I love my Google Glass. Suck me. Neener neener.
 
2013-04-17 10:23:25 PM
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2013-04-17 10:24:10 PM
So I figure it is gonna be like Bluetooth all over again. You'll have a small but obtrusively obnoxious collection of, for want of a better word, "Glassholes" - who will wear it everywhere (kicking up a fuss when the gym locker room attendant makes them take it off), ignore people during a conversation or meeting or class because they're busy farking around on the thing, or any number of jerk as behaviors I haven't even thought of yet. And then you'll have another, hopefully larger, group of people who will use the things sensibly and responsibly.

Me, I'm gonna have to be careful with devices like this. I'm really bad at making eye contact during conversations as it is, and this thing's not gonna do me any favors. Unless there's an app that'll detect when I'm talking to someone and put "MAKE EYE CONTACT" with an arrow pointing back toward the center of vision, or something.
 
2013-04-18 12:03:15 AM

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.


Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?
 
2013-04-18 12:26:41 AM
Wearable computing is pretty much a given at this point. But, I still have to think that Apple/Samsung's smart watch is going to be the first step in that direction, rather than Glass. Personally, I have no interest in either device, but I have to think it will take all of about a week for the euphoria of the casual Glass user to wear off, when they realize, "Oh, *this* is why most people with eye problems prefer contact lenses over frames; glasses are irritating to wear."
 
2013-04-18 01:09:06 AM

digistil: 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.

Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?


You could use a rock down by the crick if you want to, I will use a washing machine.
 
2013-04-18 01:23:05 AM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly to watch underage tentacle porn

?

Really now...
 
2013-04-18 05:12:28 AM

digistil: 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.

Why wouldn't I just use a mirror?


A fair question, which deserves a serious answer: Here again are some of the reasons why I would prefer this over a mirror.

1, As I mentioned, I have amblyopia in my left eye, which isn't nearly as good as my right. Bicycling (in the US and Europe) requires you look over your left shoulder to check for traffic, so that means using my left eye with a mirror. I've done so for awhile, but it is a strain. With the Google glass, I get to use my right (good) eye to check traffic behind me.
2, The image in a mirror moves as you move your head - you have to find a "sweet spot" - with the glasses, the video feed wouldn't move as you move your head. You wouldn't HAVE to move your head to check traffic behind you.
3. I have broad shoulders - the mirror mounted on my helmet needs to stick out about 7-8 inches to reflect around my broad shoulders - I think that looks even goofier than the google glass.
4. Not having to turn around to check traffic means I am less likely to hit something in front of me (although if I am live on 4G, I might be distracted by texts or emails I suppose)
5. It means I can do away with my bike computer entirely, and just use the google glass paired with my phone for GPS, Speed, Odometer, etc - there are lots of great phone apps for cyclists.
 
2013-04-18 05:23:00 AM

ISO15693: 4. Not having to turn around to check traffic means I am less likely to hit something in front of me (although if I am live on 4G, I might be distracted by texts or emails I suppose)


Well, if you're making the app you could add in a function to block display of potential distractions whilst in the cycling mode. I think your idea sounds great, hope it works out.
 
2013-04-18 05:59:27 AM

hardinparamedic: 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?


That would be the one, yes. If the AHA thinks it essential that the person doing the CPR isn't aso trying to read information, then perhaps putting that information where only the person doing the CPR can read it isn't quite the smart move you think, eh?
 
2013-04-18 06:04:28 AM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

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The beard.
 
2013-04-18 06:09:21 AM

ISO15693: 1, As I mentioned, I have amblyopia in my left eye, which isn't nearly as good as my right. Bicycling (in the US and Europe) requires you look over your left shoulder to check for traffic, so that means using my left eye with a mirror. I've done so for awhile, but it is a strain. With the Google glass, I get to use my right (good) eye to check traffic behind me.


A handlebar mounted mirror would be fine for either eye.

2, The image in a mirror moves as you move your head - you have to find a "sweet spot" - with the glasses, the video feed wouldn't move as you move your head. You wouldn't HAVE to move your head to check traffic behind you.

But you're mounting the camera on your backpack, which will move around constantly. In particular, when you're pedalling and bent over the camera will look up and when you're stopped at lights the camera will look down.

It's an interesting idea, and good luck with it, but I'm not seeing great advantages over a £10 mirror.
 
2013-04-18 07:37:59 AM

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.


You could work on the name a bit, but this would be handy for snowboarders/skiers too.
 
2013-04-18 07:46:05 AM

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.


Or, you know, hit the sonar mode, and get a good look at some nice bobbies of an hot unconcious girl.

/A good EMT doesn't need fancy computer screens to do a stick with a 14ga needle doing 70mph down a cobblestone road on a patient low blood pressure and no visable veins who is convusling.
//Old fat black nurses seem to be the best (calm setting) stickers. I don't have good fat viens (but not horrible either) but they seem to just give it a few seconds worth of eyeball, take a step back, and jab that farker right in like a fencer. Bam! good stick first time.
///It's the cute sexy nurses that end up sticking me so many times I think I am getting a farking tattoo.
 
2013-04-18 02:10:49 PM
Ooooohhhh ...

geektechlive.com
 
2013-04-18 04:40:11 PM

imgod2u: 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.


We have the tech now. I have used one of these many times (civilian, not military) and they do what you are talking about with ease.
 
2013-04-18 05:12:59 PM
If this was an Apple product, anyone deriding it would be a "jealous hater."
 
2013-04-18 06:07:33 PM

T.rex: Why do i presume that the white guy is a douche, yet the Asians are using the product earnestly?

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I'd hit it
 
2013-04-18 07:21:10 PM

Cormee: 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.

You could work on the name a bit, but this would be handy for snowboarders/skiers too.


It is supposed to be a play on the phrase "Ass Backwards" - but yeah, not everyone has liked the name.

For snowboarders/skiers? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I think they already tend to wear heavy goggles, which would tend to preclude wearing the GG. But I like your train of thought. You know, GoPro should just come out with a Bluetooth-linked model with some voice-command software, and they could dominate that niche, since I see skiers/snowboarders using the GoPro cameras all the time. That seems like it would be a more natural fit. Heck, they are probably already working on it. If not, they should send me a thank you note.
 
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