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(CNN)   Headset beams videos to your eyes, will inevitably require Ashley Judd and Wil Wheaton to rescue you from its clutches   (cnn.com) divider line 18
    More: Interesting, Wil Wheaton, Ashley Judd, glyphs, Geordi La Forge, eyepiece, Google Glass  
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2014-02-11 08:41:53 AM  
If that conjures up exciting images of living like "Star Trek's" Geordi La Forge or Cyclops from "The X Men," you're not alone.

Seriously? Cyclops? CYCLOPS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!

Anyway, a much better nerd reference would have been the goggles in Snowcrash.
 
2014-02-11 08:48:17 AM  
With no head tracking, it sounds like a recipe for nausea.

/Holding out for the Rift and Carmack.
/The projection technology sounds interesting, but needs time to cook... and cook someone elses eyeballs first.
 
2014-02-11 08:50:42 AM  

way south: With no head tracking, it sounds like a recipe for nausea.

/Holding out for the Rift and Carmack.
/The projection technology sounds interesting, but needs time to cook... and cook someone elses eyeballs first.


^^ This       Seems to me this could easily screw up your eyesight after a while......   if it doesn't actually cook 'em
 
2014-02-11 09:07:02 AM  
Went to a Google Glass event on Saturday. Wasn't that impressed. Biggest problem was since the information shown was an overlay, you had to look someplace where the background was relatively plain and with little light. The room we were in was filled with huge windows. Looking at the ceiling or the floor helped, though even then it was a bit difficult since the floor was polished concrete that reflected sunlight. Probably would work well somewhere with lots of overcast days. The voice commands also suffered from background noise which was a bit surprising since they said it worked through bone conduction.

/The women Google had assisting at the even were Geeky hot, so it wasn't a total waste
 
2014-02-11 09:07:16 AM  
SAVE ME WHEATON!  YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE!!!
 
2014-02-11 09:10:26 AM  
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2014-02-11 09:15:54 AM  

way south: The projection technology sounds interesting, but needs time to cook... and cook someone elses eyeballs first.


Yeah, I can see these kinds of things contributing to vision problems. My job requires me to look at a computer screen most of the day. I've noticed the more I look at a computer screen, the harder it is to focus on stuff farther away. As we become a species of screen-gazers and google-glass wearers, we'll probably all end up near-sighted.
 
2014-02-11 09:32:15 AM  
Well done,  subby
 
2014-02-11 10:29:48 AM  
They've had something like this for years now, and they never took off. You can easily find cheap chinese knockoffs on ebay for about $150 tops.
 
2014-02-11 10:31:58 AM  
They have had these in SkyMall for about the past 10 years. FYI my friend bought one to test it out, and it was horrible at the time. I can't imagine it has improved to say the level of Oculus Rift.
 
2014-02-11 10:34:14 AM  
Society doesn't want me to wear my Beats knockoffs this way, but I'm a rebel.

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2014-02-11 10:43:55 AM  
I'd like to clutch Ashley Judd.
 
2014-02-11 10:44:49 AM  

Honest Bender: Anyway, a much better nerd reference would have been the goggles in Snowcrash.


Incorrect.

Weidbrewer: Well done,  subby


This.
 
2014-02-11 11:02:19 AM  

GibbyTheMole: way south: The projection technology sounds interesting, but needs time to cook... and cook someone elses eyeballs first.

Yeah, I can see these kinds of things contributing to vision problems. My job requires me to look at a computer screen most of the day. I've noticed the more I look at a computer screen, the harder it is to focus on stuff farther away. As we become a species of screen-gazers and google-glass wearers, we'll probably all end up near-sighted.


And then we can all have laser surgery to correct it! Seriously, though, this is apparently a problem. There was an article running around a while back about something like a 30% jump in myopia diagnoses in older patients since 1997, primarily attributed to phone and computer use. Apparently, change your eye focus once in a while and get out in the sun more to slow that crap down. If you've got a screen in front of your face all the time, though, I don't see how you can possibly manage to give your eyes a rest.
 
2014-02-11 11:19:09 AM  

Geoff Peterson: Honest Bender: Anyway, a much better nerd reference would have been the goggles in Snowcrash.


Incorrect.


Why incorrect? The goggles drew the image directly onto your eye with a laser...
 
2014-02-11 11:29:03 AM  
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2014-02-11 11:37:13 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I'd like to clutch Ashley Judd.


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I'd hang on for dear life.
 
2014-02-11 12:08:43 PM  

Honest Bender: Geoff Peterson: Honest Bender: Anyway, a much better nerd reference would have been the goggles in Snowcrash.


Incorrect.

Why incorrect? The goggles drew the image directly onto your eye with a laser...


But nobody knows WTF that Snow Crash is.
 
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