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(Telegraph)   Google has released a list of dos and don'ts for early adopters of Google Glass, explaining how not to be a Glasshole. Step One: don't wear them. Ever   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 40
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2014-02-19 10:04:02 AM
Step 0: Actually link to the list and not a newspaper commenting on the list. I swear, Fark gets more and more meta every day. We're turning into the people in "The Machine Stops"....
 
2014-02-19 11:05:46 AM

Ashyukun: Step 0: Actually link to the list and not a newspaper commenting on the list. I swear, Fark gets more and more meta every day. We're turning into the people in "The Machine Stops"....


It's because the admins don't actually care much about the links - just the headlines.
 
2014-02-19 11:29:31 AM
It's all about the click-throughs. It's why they link to a sponsor and not where the article is really published....

 Anyways, a friend of mine got a pair to to do development with. They're kinda clunky, the voice activation works intermittently, and there's not much out there for them. This isn't even taking into account the fact that a bunch of mutual friends get pissed off at him when he's wearing them, because we are usually drinking, and most ADULTS don't want pictures of that getting out. We've toyed with the idea of setting up virtual tours, etc..There's probably some very good uses for them, just not all the time, everywhere..
 
2014-02-19 11:35:37 AM
I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.
 
2014-02-19 11:41:30 AM

Ashyukun: Step 0: Actually link to the list and not a newspaper commenting on the list. I swear, Fark gets more and more meta every day. We're turning into the people in "The Machine Stops"....


6 Crazy Rules About Google Glass You Have to Read to Believe
 
2014-02-19 11:46:53 AM
"Explorers"

Yes, these people are the modern day equivalents of Lewis and Clark.
 
2014-02-19 11:47:10 AM
I shared ski lift this weekend with a guy wearing Google Glass. He either owns or works for a development company working on Android and Glass apps. They actually didn't look so bad in real life. I'm not a gadget guy so I don't think I'd want them personally but they didn't look dorky or weird. I think he was just recording his runs down the mountain or maybe just enjoying his latest tech toy; either way he was doing a good job not being a "glasshole".
 
2014-02-19 11:53:05 AM
I would use the bits out of them if I had a pair.

/really want them
 
2014-02-19 11:58:22 AM

theflinx: I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.


It's a mix of "NERDS!!!.jpg" and ,"I know I'm an asshole and now here's another way of someone acquiring proof that I am in a public setting and I wont know when to behave myself and not be a dick to others to amuse myself because I wont know when he is and isn't recording."

Combine the social love of hating on wierdoes/nerds/geeks with the same basic reason that cops are against being recorded.

If there was a line with those two concepts at either end then the reason most people are against Google Glass will fall somewhere on that line.
 
2014-02-19 12:00:16 PM
I got one.  It is actually chunkier than expected.  Fairly useless except for sports stuff or directions while driving.  Can't wait to use the golf app actually.
 
2014-02-19 12:03:09 PM
Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle
 
2014-02-19 12:09:12 PM
The "killer app" for Google Glass isn't consumer-oriented at all; it is already being tested for rollout by the New York City Police Department.

yay.

Google Glass has a fairly limited number of uses on the consumer level beyond the general novelty factor.  Police departments, however, can't wait to get real-time facial recognition and search strapped to the head of every patrolman. I know that Google has limited the usage of facial recognition software; but It would be silly to assume those restrictions would apply to police / law-enforcement implementations.

yay, the future is here.

yay.

/starting to see the luddite appeal
//"A Scanner Darkly" scrambler-suit, anyone?
 
2014-02-19 12:14:51 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: theflinx: I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.

It's a mix of "NERDS!!!.jpg" and ,"I know I'm an asshole and now here's another way of someone acquiring proof that I am in a public setting and I wont know when to behave myself and not be a dick to others to amuse myself because I wont know when he is and isn't recording."

Combine the social love of hating on wierdoes/nerds/geeks with the same basic reason that cops are against being recorded.

If there was a line with those two concepts at either end then the reason most people are against Google Glass will fall somewhere on that line.


Dear CrtlAltDel:

We regret to inform you that your insurance claim has been denied.  We have evidence that you consumed three beers within a single hour back in 2014 and this means you are a wreckless individual.  We acquired this evidence because your friend the glasshole happened to be recording this event and while they thought they deleted it afterwards we bought the archive from google for cheap years later.

PS:  Your facebook page was hilarious, which we bought for 50 cents back when facebook was going out of business.

Yours truly,
Your insurance company in 2040.
 
2014-02-19 12:17:06 PM
Luddites gonna ludd.

//the technical limitations of glass do keep me being interested in getting it, not the "oh no, how dorky" bullshiat.
 
2014-02-19 12:17:41 PM
In the miltiary, we called those BCGs, Birth Control Glasses

\spent boot camp blind as a bat
 
2014-02-19 12:22:29 PM

BumpInTheNight: Yours truly,
Your insurance company in 2040


What a load of paranoid shiat.
 
2014-02-19 01:18:14 PM

whistleridge: Ashyukun: Step 0: Actually link to the list and not a newspaper commenting on the list. I swear, Fark gets more and more meta every day. We're turning into the people in "The Machine Stops"....

6 Crazy Rules About Google Glass You Have to Read to Believe


Get Out of Being a Glasshole with this One Weird Trick
 
2014-02-19 01:34:15 PM
galleries.gothamistllc.com

I think this one image of a creeper douchebag hipster wearing Google Glasses will make sure that no one in their right mind will wear these awful things in public, ever.
 
2014-02-19 01:37:56 PM

theflinx: I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.


...and pagers... and pocket radios... and let's face it, the have nots want no one to have anything they don't until the day it becomes ubiquitous.
 
2014-02-19 01:47:25 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Rule 1: Only use one eye to look at the glass.
 
2014-02-19 01:53:55 PM

Fano: theflinx: I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.

...and pagers... and pocket radios... and let's face it, the have nots want no one to have anything they don't until the day it becomes ubiquitous.


Pagers, pocket radios, cell phones, and even spy cameras didn't have the ability to surreptitiously record/photograph surroundings and send that data to the Internet immediately.

I hate Google Glass because it's essentially turning Glassholes into walking TeleScreens who will record the world for Google. Call that paranoid, if you wish, but I refuse to interact with, or even be in a room with someone who is wearing Google Glass. If a Glasshole approaches me, I'm turning my back to him.

Google Glass makes everyone who wears it the equivalent of paparazzi constantly holding a camera in your face. If you walk around with your phone camera pointed at everyone you see, you're going to get dirty looks. That's because it's rude, and Google Glass takes this rudeness and dials it up to 11.
 
2014-02-19 02:09:03 PM

Seraphym: whistleridge: Ashyukun: Step 0: Actually link to the list and not a newspaper commenting on the list. I swear, Fark gets more and more meta every day. We're turning into the people in "The Machine Stops"....

6 Crazy Rules About Google Glass You Have to Read to Believe

Get Out of Being a Glasshole with this One Weird Trick


98% of People Won't Read More Than 15 Seconds of This Article
 
2014-02-19 02:24:17 PM

keithgabryelski: Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle


Dont come in here and post and try and act all cool and shiat like its nbd. You clearly deserved it. Buying a TotalFark isnt going to change anyones mind around here. You suck. As a tfer, a poster and a human.
 
2014-02-19 02:30:18 PM

Nix Nightbird: Pagers, pocket radios, cell phones, and even spy cameras didn't have the ability to surreptitiously record/photograph surroundings and send that data to the Internet immediately.

I hate Google Glass because it's essentially turning Glassholes into walking TeleScreens who will record the world for Google. Call that paranoid, if you wish, but I refuse to interact with, or even be in a room with someone who is wearing Google Glass. If a Glasshole approaches me, I'm turning my back to him.

Google Glass makes everyone who wears it the equivalent of paparazzi constantly holding a camera in your face. If you walk around with your phone camera pointed at everyone you see, you're going to get dirty looks. That's because it's rude, and Google Glass takes this rudeness and dials it up to 11.


That is horrendously paranoid and quite frankly I worry about your mental health. I'm really not joking. What the hell happened to you that installed that much aluminum foil directly into your brain instead of on top of your head? Do you really think that everyone will walk around recording everything 24/7 with a constant upload to some organization that is going to take the fact that you were seen outside of a grocery store into some sort of useful and nefarious data?

Either that you're your so extremely narcissistic that you think that you're worthy of everyone recording you.

Walking around with a device that contains a camera is not the same thing as CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTENTLY RECORDING EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF EVERY SINGLE THING EVERYWHERE YOU GO.

What kind of crazy battery technology do you think would allow for that? What kind of storage would allow for that much recordings? Or if directly streamed, again, what kind of battery life do you think this will have?

What, exactly, do you think will happen? In exact terms. Or is it just "The unknown terrifies me?"

Seriously what the fark is wrong with you? That is some extreme, unjustified paranoia.
 
2014-02-19 02:38:25 PM

TotesCrayCray: what kind of battery life do you think this will have?


This. Recording drains power like a motherfarker. And you're not that interesting.
 
2014-02-19 02:46:27 PM

TotesCrayCray: That is horrendously paranoid and quite frankly I worry about your mental health. I'm really not joking. What the hell happened to you that installed that much aluminum foil directly into your brain instead of on top of your head? Do you really think that everyone will walk around recording everything 24/7 with a constant upload to some organization that is going to take the fact that you were seen outside of a grocery store into some sort of useful and nefarious data?

Either that you're your so extremely narcissistic that you think that you're worthy of everyone recording you.

Walking around with a device that contains a camera is not the same thing as CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTENTLY RECORDING EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF EVERY SINGLE THING EVERYWHERE YOU GO.

What kind of crazy battery technology do you think would allow for that? What kind of storage would allow for that much recordings? Or if directly streamed, again, what kind of battery life do you think this will have?

What, exactly, do you think will happen? In exact terms. Or is it just "The unknown terrifies me?"

Seriously what the fark is wrong with you? That is some extreme, unjustified paranoia.


A jpg/second uploaded is barely a blip on a certain super highspeed network being rolled out by the same company conveniently enough and it'll capture things just fine.  Battery life is a relative thing.  This generation of igoogles may not have the capacity to do constant feed but the next one or the one afterwards likely could.  As for the paranoia well seriously, how exactly do you think these data mining companies make all their money and what makes you think a corporation will not opt to make money if it had a means of monetizing a constant feed from every user.

Stop focusing on the trees and realize what kind of forest you're about to happily stroll into.

The insurance example I mentioned above is an extreme, but what do you really think is going to stop google from selling its data collected about you to what ever companies wants it?  Think Insurance, Banks, Employers (especially ones like public service and teachers), Landlords.  The opposing lawyer in some trial you're involved in?   That one is already happening because some judges are force these aggregators to give up their info on you.  They are paving the way for the rest to start petitioning the data miners for all their info about you.

Personally I think the glass is a very cool technology, I just wish it wasn't from a company who's created quite an extensive person data mining operation around it.  Actually what I really wish is that privacy laws forbade all those outlandish scenarios I mentioned above, then I could trust an American corporation with this role.
 
2014-02-19 02:56:20 PM
Quite a few folks at CES talk about how stupid the glasses are when speaking privately.  Including Google folks.  The glasses had the about he same feedback spread as the 'baby monitor onsie' app crap from Intel.
 
2014-02-19 02:58:38 PM

Hunchentoot: The "killer app" for Google Glass isn't consumer-oriented at all; it is already being tested for rollout by the New York City Police Department.

yay.

Google Glass has a fairly limited number of uses on the consumer level beyond the general novelty factor.  Police departments, however, can't wait to get real-time facial recognition and search strapped to the head of every patrolman. I know that Google has limited the usage of facial recognition software; but It would be silly to assume those restrictions would apply to police / law-enforcement implementations.

yay, the future is here.

yay.

/starting to see the luddite appeal
//"A Scanner Darkly" scrambler-suit, anyone?


Part of me thinks "ewww", like you. Another part of me thinks this might be a good way of ensuring cops don't get out of line.

Requires more thought ...
 
2014-02-19 02:58:56 PM

BumpInTheNight: As for the paranoia well seriously, how exactly do you think these data mining companies make all their money and what makes you think a corporation will not opt to make money if it had a means of monetizing a constant feed from every user.

Stop focusing on the trees and realize what kind of forest you're about to happily stroll into.



How about you take a second and see if those trees are real or not before you try to demonize the forest.

So, you're saying that people will willingly walk around with a device that is recording at all times and uploading these recordings to some business? Why would a society accept a device that they know is doing that? Or, if Google is doing this secretly then they'll be in big trouble when people find out. They can't hide it in the term of use to make it ok, either. Remember what happened with the Xbone? All of that shiat that Microsoft tried to pull, including a constant camera? People will backlash, hard.

You are paranoid as fark and delusional.
 
2014-02-19 03:10:42 PM

TotesCrayCray: How about you take a second and see if those trees are real or not before you try to demonize the forest.

So, you're saying that people will willingly walk around with a device that is recording at all times and uploading these recordings to some business? Why would a society accept a device that they know is doing that? Or, if Google is doing this secretly then they'll be in big trouble when people find out. They can't hide it in the term of use to make it ok, either. Remember what happened with the Xbone? All of that shiat that Microsoft tried to pull, including a constant camera? People will backlash, hard.

You are paranoid as fark and delusional.


There is a big difference between Microsoft's ham-fisted "You will accept my offerings, consumer scum!" and the slick lure, bait & switch of Facebook and Google.  I doubt this first gen igoogles could handle constant recording, especially at anything over 1 fps and a limited resolution.

I bet the initial roll out of their system capable of doing that will get some awesome marketing gimmicks like "total recall(tm)" that lets you review your day and ten other mundane but cool personal uses for turning on a constant recorder.  It'll never bring up that the feed isn't stored locally because every time google talks storage its alllllways remote on their servers, they're always pushing that.

Think about it, wouldn't you enjoy the the power of being able to literally rewind a video feed of your life and rewatch or remember something?  That's how they're going to sell it, and unless privacy laws are tightened it'll be huge and outlandishly popular.
 
2014-02-19 04:42:57 PM

Por que tan serioso: keithgabryelski: Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle

Dont come in here and post and try and act all cool and shiat like its nbd. You clearly deserved it. Buying a TotalFark isnt going to change anyones mind around here. You suck. As a tfer, a poster and a human.


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2014-02-19 05:04:30 PM

keithgabryelski: Por que tan serioso: keithgabryelski: Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle

Dont come in here and post and try and act all cool and shiat like its nbd. You clearly deserved it. Buying a TotalFark isnt going to change anyones mind around here. You suck. As a tfer, a poster and a human.


Ha!!! Sister is a glasshole. She loves it. Won a contest. Went to spain. Ran With bulls.
 
2014-02-19 05:14:36 PM

TotesCrayCray: BumpInTheNight: As for the paranoia well seriously, how exactly do you think these data mining companies make all their money and what makes you think a corporation will not opt to make money if it had a means of monetizing a constant feed from every user.

Stop focusing on the trees and realize what kind of forest you're about to happily stroll into.


How about you take a second and see if those trees are real or not before you try to demonize the forest.

So, you're saying that people will willingly walk around with a device that is recording at all times and uploading these recordings to some business? Why would a society accept a device that they know is doing that? Or, if Google is doing this secretly then they'll be in big trouble when people find out. They can't hide it in the term of use to make it ok, either. Remember what happened with the Xbone? All of that shiat that Microsoft tried to pull, including a constant camera? People will backlash, hard.

You are paranoid as fark and delusional.


No. Why are you so focused on your "at all times" argument? Nobody said "at all times" -- What we said is that they can easily and surreptitiously activate their device in a second, and have it on the Internet a moment later. The key word was  surreptitiously.  I don't worry about people with cell phones because if they whip out their cell to take a picture, they're obvious about it and I can avoid them. Google Glass wearers are far less obvious about when and if they're snapping pictures and sending them to social media or other locations.

As for my ego, well, I'm not exactly famous, but I am a fairly private person who does have a few stalkers out there, and I'd rather my image not be circulated online, or my personal details or location at any given time be made a matter of public knowledge because some Google Glass wearer is in the room and snapping pictures or shooting video of things that may or may not be interesting. I would also really like it if every mistake I make as a human being didn't wind up on YouTube because someone only had to take a second to get their Google Glass to record and send it.

You say that nobody would use it for sinister reasons, as if there are no bad people in the world. I think it's only a matter of time before we hear of someone who used Google Glass to snap candid shots of someone and use them to track, stalk, blackmail, or do worse. Yes, you could do all that with a cell phone, but you'd be very obvious doing it, standing there with your phone in your hand and pointing it at your target. With Google Glass, you just look like you're walking around casually, not doing anything out of the ordinary. When/If they become ubiquitous, picking out the bad guys who abuse it from the people who use it innocently is going to be impossible.

I don't want a world where every face is a farking video camera. I don't want a world where every face is a web search or social networking gateway. I don't want a world where my every move can be tracked by all the numbly-willing walking Telescreens who think about what Google Glass is doing for them without thinking about what THEY are doing for Google.

Finally, there's a reason I backed off of Google. I may use Chrome (without logging in, and only because Firefox has sucked recently), but I dropped Android, won't use Google Search if I can help it, and really try to avoid YouTube though it's damned near impossible. Google's "Don't Be Evil" mantra has been ignored for years now. They are most definitely evil. They are slowly but surely gathering data on everyone and everything. They're mapping the world, mapping interiors, tracking everything, linking us all to their social network whether or not we wish to be part of it, and becoming  invasive.

And I'm sick of it. I won't empower them any more than I must to operate on the Internet.

I work for a company that does big business with Android tech. I still stopped using a smart phone because I'm seeing way too many problems with being  too connected. Convenient though it may be, it's also feeling just a bit too sinister lately.

Google is ALREADY tracking everyone and selling our info. This is not new. Google Glass just makes it easier than ever for them to have eyes and ears EVERYWHERE. You may be happy to trade your privacy for convenience, but I'm not and I resent people who trade MY privacy for THEIR convenience.
 
2014-02-19 07:11:06 PM
Holy shiat there's a lot of tin foil being used as headgear in this thread...
 
2014-02-19 08:13:30 PM
Nix Nightbird:   As for my ego, well, I'm not exactly famous, but I am a fairly private person who does have a few stalkers out there, and I'd rather my image not be circulated online, or my personal details or location at any given time be made a matter of public knowledge because some Google Glass wearer is in the room and snapping pictures or shooting video of things that may or may not be interesting. I would also really like it ...

I think at this point you qualify for the free cabin somewhere deep in the Montana wilderness complete with complementary typewriter to start banging out your manifesto on.  Act now and we'll include a hoodie and mirror shades at no additional cost.

/=D
 
2014-02-19 08:56:15 PM
It's sad, these assholes paid money to test this crap.
 
2014-02-19 09:28:16 PM

Por que tan serioso: keithgabryelski: Por que tan serioso: keithgabryelski: Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle

Dont come in here and post and try and act all cool and shiat like its nbd. You clearly deserved it. Buying a TotalFark isnt going to change anyones mind around here. You suck. As a tfer, a poster and a human.

Ha!!! Sister is a glasshole. She loves it. Won a contest. Went to spain. Ran With bulls.


send me her email:  http://www.glassandsex.com/
 
2014-02-19 10:08:01 PM

theflinx: I really don't get why people are against google glass. People acted the same way about cell phones when they came out and then again when cell phones got cameras.


I believe that Apple/iFans are behind a lot of the 'Ban Glass' movement.
 
2014-02-20 01:45:38 AM
opinions are like glassholes
 
2014-02-20 09:33:15 AM

keithgabryelski: Last week I got punched in a bar ostensibly for wearing google glass.

Achievement UNLOCKED!!

/seriously
//wasn't that hard
///old drunk man was "escorted" out the door pretty quickle


Good for him!
 
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