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(The Inquirer)   Because Google Glass wasn't a bad enough idea, developers have now added a remote control to it   (theinquirer.net) divider line 41
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2013-09-06 11:17:29 AM
It would hilarious if hackers could remotely control your Glass and force you to watch the Best of Ogrish and 4chan flickering in your peripheral vision.
 
2013-09-06 11:17:57 AM
You're going to let a computerized headset worn by a technodouche be controlled by a wireless signal?

I think I have a couple of new projects.
 
2013-09-06 11:20:35 AM
For those of us who are too fat/lazy to lift our arms up to our head?
 
2013-09-06 11:22:03 AM
So now I can look down at my smartphone to control the device whose raison d'etre is to keep me from having to look down at my smartphone.
 
2013-09-06 11:24:05 AM
Give it to a Peacock. PEAcock. Pea Cock. PEEECock.
 
2013-09-06 11:47:55 AM
"Ok Glass, record a video" (recording starts)

"Ok followers, this is how you fap properly..."
 
2013-09-06 11:49:44 AM
www.startrek.com
 
2013-09-06 12:15:26 PM
I'm surprised they're still persisting to bring this bad idea to fruition. Their initiatives could be focused in much more lucrative and beneficial endeavors. (The mass distribution of Google Fiber, for one)
 
2013-09-06 12:22:05 PM

pueblonative: I think I have a couple of new projects.


Me too, and NONE of them would be what we would call 'safe for work'....
 
2013-09-06 12:28:48 PM

Wellon Dowd: So now I can look down at my smartphone to control the device whose raison d'etre is to keep me from having to look down at my smartphone.


This...100 times this
 
2013-09-06 12:35:42 PM
My SO works in the Computer Human Interaction field (CHI) doing research on mobile devices, group interactions, etc...

Everyone was crazy interested in Google Glass at first.  Pretty much now they have all realized how goofy it is and have gone back to trying to make existing things better.
 
2013-09-06 12:45:02 PM
Oh to be standing outside the men's room at Google HQ with a remote control. Wait for that spashy sound and *click*
 
2013-09-06 12:58:13 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Oh to be standing outside the men's room at Google HQ with a remote control. Wait for that spashy sound and *click*


The potential for abuse of this technology is staggering.  Like when they gave those kids' teddy bears a wireless hook-in allowing people to send recorded messages to individual bears....
 
2013-09-06 12:58:58 PM

dragonfire77: Contents Under Pressure: Oh to be standing outside the men's room at Google HQ with a remote control. Wait for that spashy sound and *click*

The potential for abuse of this technology is staggering.  Like when they gave those kids' teddy bears a wireless hook-in allowing people to send recorded messages to individual bears....



Furbies were banned at the NSA.
 
2013-09-06 01:06:02 PM
Ah, long gone are the days of "No baby, trust me, that red light means the camera is off!"
 
2013-09-06 01:08:02 PM

dragonfire77: Contents Under Pressure: Oh to be standing outside the men's room at Google HQ with a remote control. Wait for that spashy sound and *click*

The potential for abuse of this technology is staggering.  Like when they gave those kids' teddy bears a wireless hook-in allowing people to send recorded messages to individual bears....


The potential for abuse of fireaxes is staggering. But for the most part nobody does it.
 
2013-09-06 01:18:44 PM

LasersHurt: The potential for abuse of fireaxes is staggering. But for the most part nobody does it.


Typically lousy internet analogy.

Go to an ATM and start recording people's PINs with Google Glass and see how long it takes to get caught. Then, repeat the experiment by using a fireaxe to threaten them into handing over the PINs. Compare the results.

Actually, since there's a good chance you'll NEVER get caught using Glass, you might want to try the axe experiment first to get it out of the way.
 
2013-09-06 01:21:01 PM

BafflerMeal: Furbies were banned at the NSA.


Was actually referring to these....
http://www.gizmohighway.com/personaltech/wabi_message_bear.htm
 
2013-09-06 01:21:56 PM
This continues to be relevant. "These Glass-sporting scrota would have you believe we're destined for a world where information is at our fingertips - by which they mean not at your fingertips at all, as it already is - but stapled to the side of your head and interjecting its worthy informationality into your eyeball every second of the day."
 
2013-09-06 01:24:03 PM

skozlaw: LasersHurt: The potential for abuse of fireaxes is staggering. But for the most part nobody does it.

Typically lousy internet analogy.

Go to an ATM and start recording people's PINs with Google Glass and see how long it takes to get caught. Then, repeat the experiment by using a fireaxe to threaten them into handing over the PINs. Compare the results.

Actually, since there's a good chance you'll NEVER get caught using Glass, you might want to try the axe experiment first to get it out of the way.


So a lousy analogy is good, but a lousy slippery slope fear about a product that doesn't exist enabling pin reading is fine?

/seriously, you can look at someone's pin number now. You've just suggested an incredibly difficult and advanced way to do it.
 
2013-09-06 01:42:00 PM

AspectRatio: This continues to be relevant. "These Glass-sporting scrota would have you believe we're destined for a world where information is at our fingertips - by which they mean not at your fingertips at all, as it already is - but stapled to the side of your head and interjecting its worthy informationality into your eyeball every second of the day."


WTF is that site?  Looks like a Kaczynski blog.
 
2013-09-06 01:49:27 PM

LasersHurt: /seriously, you can look at someone's pin number now.


Oh, look. Another false analogy. Google Glass can permanently record every PIN it "sees". There aren't very many people with eidetic memory, if eidetic memory is even real. No comparison. The two actions are only superficially similar.

And, incidentally, there are lots of readily available examples in the news of people misusing axes. A quick search on Google news reveals about a dozen stories of people attacking other people with axes within the last month.

LasersHurt: but a lousy slippery slope fear about a product that doesn't exist enabling pin reading is fine


You and the other poster can fight about that, I'm just taking exception with your crappy analogies. There's plenty of better ways to make your point than analogies that don't hold.
 
2013-09-06 02:06:20 PM

skozlaw: LasersHurt: /seriously, you can look at someone's pin number now.

Oh, look. Another false analogy. Google Glass can permanently record every PIN it "sees". There aren't very many people with eidetic memory, if eidetic memory is even real. No comparison. The two actions are only superficially similar.


We're discussing a person with the will and intent to get other peoples' pins. I think it's absurd to think that google glass would affect that population - and therefore the rate of that crime - at all.
 
2013-09-06 02:11:50 PM
the same people I hear whining about Google Glass are the same people who whined that they would never own a Cell Phone, a Computer, a HDTV or a DVD/Blu-Ray player. 98% of those same people now have all of those things. When explaining my excitement for glass to my wife, I explained to her that the current model(s) are the equivalent to the giant black cellphone from the 80s and 90s. It looks kind of like shiat and isn't as useful but every incarnation will be more and more useful until it sees widespread adoption by the population.
 
2013-09-06 02:18:06 PM

LasersHurt: I think it's absurd to think that google glass would affect that population - and therefore the rate of that crime - at all.


Rate of attempts isn't the important measure in something like this, success rate is, and technology like this makes several crimes of this nature easier by making them easier to hide and easier to commit.

Would you argue that people taking "upskirt" shots of unsuspecting women don't have a much easier time of it with smartphones than they would with Polaroids? That's a grand example of a crime that has increased dramatically as a direct result of a specific technology's enabling factors.

ShankatsuForte: It looks kind of like shiat and isn't as useful but every incarnation will be more and more useful until it sees widespread adoption by the population.


See, I don't see a path yet for how this could become particularly useful. This still seems completely gimmicky to me. And lots of technology with a "neat" factor never becomes particularly useful. Samsung's goofy "smartwatch" would be another upcoming example.
 
2013-09-06 02:22:04 PM

skozlaw: LasersHurt: I think it's absurd to think that google glass would affect that population - and therefore the rate of that crime - at all.

Rate of attempts isn't the important measure in something like this, success rate is, and technology like this makes several crimes of this nature easier by making them easier to hide and easier to commit.

Would you argue that people taking "upskirt" shots of unsuspecting women don't have a much easier time of it with smartphones than they would with Polaroids? That's a grand example of a crime that has increased dramatically as a direct result of a specific technology's enabling factors.


I await your studies on this.
 
2013-09-06 02:24:44 PM

ShankatsuForte: the same people I hear whining about Google Glass are the same people who whined that they would never own a Cell Phone, a Computer, a HDTV or a DVD/Blu-Ray player. 98% of those same people now have all of those things. When explaining my excitement for glass to my wife, I explained to her that the current model(s) are the equivalent to the giant black cellphone from the 80s and 90s. It looks kind of like shiat and isn't as useful but every incarnation will be more and more useful until it sees widespread adoption by the population.


It's like the Segway. The first ones looked stupid but now everyone is gliding around on their very own electrically-powered, gyroscopically-stabilized personal transportation devices.
 
2013-09-06 02:28:27 PM

ShankatsuForte: the same people I hear whining about Google Glass are the same people who whined that they would never own a Cell Phone, a Computer, a HDTV or a DVD/Blu-Ray player. 98% of those same people now have all of those things. When explaining my excitement for glass to my wife, I explained to her that the current model(s) are the equivalent to the giant black cellphone from the 80s and 90s. It looks kind of like shiat and isn't as useful but every incarnation will be more and more useful until it sees widespread adoption by the population.


No they're not.
 
2013-09-06 02:29:35 PM
The only place Glass will see any sort of widespread adoption, is potentially on factory lines...
 
2013-09-06 02:32:43 PM

moel: The only place Glass will see any sort of widespread adoption, is potentially on factory lines...


G-17, why aren't you looking at your workstation?
 
2013-09-06 02:43:48 PM

skozlaw: See, I don't see a path yet for how this could become particularly useful. This still seems completely gimmicky to me. And lots of technology with a "neat" factor never becomes particularly useful. Samsung's goofy "smartwatch" would be another upcoming example.


The "Smartwatch" was a really stupid idea.  A horrible fail, in my eyes.

The glasses?  Not so sure...Just some thoughts:

Uses:
- Security officers/Police officers to record 'incidents'.
- New version of LAN parties.  (Not with existing version, but perhaps future versions?)
- Tech support, walking someone through fixing the problem.
- The translation thing I think could be useful
- Tutorials.

Add voice recognition to the translator, and you could potentially have a real-time readout of what someone's saying in another language.
 
2013-09-06 02:45:31 PM

dragonfire77: Add voice recognition to the translator, and you could potentially have a real-time readout of what someone's saying in another language.


My hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2013-09-06 02:50:23 PM

dragonfire77: - New version of LAN parties. (Not with existing version, but perhaps future versions?)


So my Tuesday night neighborhood orgies are about to get even weirder?

LasersHurt: I await your studies on this.


I'm not searching for that at work, but if you think the websites with thousands of photos dedicated to that subject are just modern versions of photo albums that have always existed and want to pretend that somehow validates your point be my guest.
 
2013-09-06 02:55:37 PM

skozlaw: dragonfire77: - New version of LAN parties. (Not with existing version, but perhaps future versions?)

So my Tuesday night neighborhood orgies are about to get even weirder?

LasersHurt: I await your studies on this.

I'm not searching for that at work, but if you think the websites with thousands of photos dedicated to that subject are just modern versions of photo albums that have always existed and want to pretend that somehow validates your point be my guest.


My point is that "x technology is bad, theoretically, because it might make x, y, or z easier" is a little bit silly, particularly if you can't back it up beyond "I think so." Especially when you're talking about people abusing a thing to do bad stuff - most people, most of the time, won't.
 
2013-09-06 03:04:47 PM

dragonfire77: skozlaw: See, I don't see a path yet for how this could become particularly useful. This still seems completely gimmicky to me. And lots of technology with a "neat" factor never becomes particularly useful. Samsung's goofy "smartwatch" would be another upcoming example.

The "Smartwatch" was a really stupid idea.  A horrible fail, in my eyes.

The glasses?  Not so sure...Just some thoughts:

Uses:
- Security officers/Police officers to record 'incidents'.
- New version of LAN parties.  (Not with existing version, but perhaps future versions?)
- Tech support, walking someone through fixing the problem.
- The translation thing I think could be useful
- Tutorials.

Add voice recognition to the translator, and you could potentially have a real-time readout of what someone's saying in another language.


I'm thinking they would be useful for doctors also, who could supervise/instruct an operation remotely. The uses right now for average schmucks like me are still mostly in the "toy" category, but I think some cool things will be developed that will absolutely add usefulness.
 
2013-09-06 03:13:21 PM

skozlaw: So my Tuesday night neighborhood orgies are about to get even weirder?


Short version:  Yes.  Long version:  Thanks for necessitating mind bleach....
 
2013-09-06 03:17:34 PM

LasersHurt: My point is that "x technology is bad, theoretically, because it might make x, y, or z easier" is a little bit silly,


Again, I'd like to point out I'm not making that argument, I just took exception to the weak analogies you used in defense of your point. My main objection to Glass right now is that I still think it looks like a stupid gimmick and will likely be used primarily by idiots to annoy other people in public. At least for the first few years.
 
2013-09-06 03:33:31 PM

skozlaw: LasersHurt: /seriously, you can look at someone's pin number now.

Oh, look. Another false analogy. Google Glass can permanently record every PIN it "sees". There aren't very many people with eidetic memory, if eidetic memory is even real. No comparison. The two actions are only superficially similar.


Then perhaps we will need to think up something better than the PIN to secure accounts. Instead of making new technology fit into our existing world, we could throw out the old assumptions.
 
2013-09-06 04:01:23 PM
Why is everyone wringing their hands as if head-mounted cameras are a new technology?

These:

www.geeky-gadgets.com

...are much less obvious than Glass, and can record videos longer than ten seconds at a time without fiddling with it. Why aren't people terrified of these?
 
2013-09-06 05:56:59 PM
So, peril sensitive sunglasses are finally becoming a reality and we already had Babel Fish. Maybe next we'll get talking doors or cows that want to be eaten.
 
2013-09-07 03:23:55 AM
Imagine walking into a room full of total strangers, and within seconds, having their facebook profile pop over their head. You instantly know family members, inner circles, and who's spouse just left for the business trip.

Kinda scary to me
 
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