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(NBC News)   Wearing Google Glass may cause eye strain, douchebaggery   (nbcnews.com) divider line 15
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2013-04-17 06:32:42 PM
4 votes:

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 05:33:08 PM
3 votes:
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 07:40:40 PM
2 votes:
First thing I think of as I see it:

ds9.trekcore.com
2013-04-17 07:38:58 PM
2 votes:
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 07:14:47 PM
2 votes:
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 06:44:38 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-04-18 12:03:15 AM
1 votes:

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?
2013-04-17 10:24:10 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-04-17 08:16:52 PM
1 votes:

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 07:18:40 PM
1 votes:
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 07:03:19 PM
1 votes:

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 06:54:29 PM
1 votes:
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.

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2013-04-17 06:51:23 PM
1 votes:
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 06:50:44 PM
1 votes:

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 06:32:57 PM
1 votes:
Well I'm safe

/by dint of poverty, if nothing else
 
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