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2020-05-20 2:20:00 PM  
I think google Glass is, most likely, a starting point for what will eventually be AR.  It's like the PDA was to the cell phone - Yes, you had a lot of douches walking around with them but eventually, they evolved into something that most people carry and have integrated into their lives.

I don't know the capabilities of Google Glass but I know the Hololens has had, for quite a while, the ability to 3D wireframe a good chunk of the room in your immediate vicinity.  Combine the increase in processor speed (over time) with 5G and improvements in this technology and everything is ready to go for AR.
 
2020-05-20 2:26:07 PM  
"Alexa, remind me to be sure I drink my Ovaltine."
 
2020-05-20 2:30:08 PM  
Echo Loop is water-resistant, so you can wash your hands while wearing the ring, but showering and swimming are not recommended.

Perfect for farkers.
 
2020-05-20 2:37:02 PM  

koder: Echo Loop is water-resistant, so you can wash your hands while wearing the ring, but showering and swimming are not recommended.

Perfect for farkers.


What makes you think we wash our hands?

Let's shake on it.
 
2020-05-20 3:08:53 PM  
A device that encourages you to bring your hand up to your face is exactly what we need right now.


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2020-05-20 3:17:39 PM  
Amazon Facepalm seems like an apt name.
 
2020-05-20 3:51:55 PM  
read this book in hjghschool. Mostly forgot about it for a number of years, until creepily I began noticed IRL was reminding me about certain future situations this book has. That turned out to be eerily foretelling of of some things.

Most notably the ending, where it is revealed few people can remember anything on their own anymore, relying entirely on small electronic hand held devices they ask questions of constantly, in order to be told what they know.
Like literally asking the device someone name to be reminded who they are, why you know them and if you do do not like them.

Not a great book, but not a bad book either, give it a check out if you like some sci-fi noir.
 
2020-05-20 3:52:46 PM  
whoops, forgot to name the book.
Gun with Occasional Music.
 
2020-05-20 4:38:44 PM  
If you ever shake hands with someone who is wearing one, click the button and say 'Alexa, play Baby Shark'.
 
2020-05-20 4:40:31 PM  
Great, now your always-on mega-corp listening device won't ever be left in your car or coat pocket. Their AI will catch your every word with crystal clarity, and be able to pump your internet experience full of targeted advertising! Hell, if you tend to visit the bathroom at night, it will start recommending drugs for your prostate! What a marvelous modern world we live in. God bless our voluntary surveillance state!
 
2020-05-20 4:51:34 PM  

Gordon Bennett: If you ever shake hands with someone who is wearing one, click the button and say 'Alexa, play Baby Shark'.


Ladies and gentlemen, we're closing the internet early today.
 
2020-05-20 4:54:50 PM  
 
2020-05-20 5:02:34 PM  

keithgabryelski: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/massiv​e​-apple-glass-leak-reveals-price-releas​e-date-and-specs

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Those seem nice.  If a little oversized...

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I wear rx glasses all day everyday anyways (hate contacts), so I'd definitely be in for a little AR action.  So to speak.
 
2020-05-20 5:44:24 PM  

Short Victoria's War: keithgabryelski: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/massive​-apple-glass-leak-reveals-price-releas​e-date-and-specs

Those seem nice.  If a little oversized...

I wear rx glasses all day everyday anyways (hate contacts), so I'd definitely be in for a little AR action.  So to speak.


We'll have to see -- I wore google glass into a bar and was punched in the face.

The question is: what do people believe encroaches on their right to privacy -- and how vehemently do they want to protect what they envision those rights to be.

https://techcrunch.com/2012/07/16/aug​m​ented-reality-explorer-steve-mann-assa​ulted-at-parisian-mcdonalds/

Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonald's

Subsequently another person within McDonalds physically assaulted me, while I was in McDonand's, eating my McDonand's Ranch Wrap that I had just purchased at this McDonald's. He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools.I tried to calm him down and I showed him the letter from my doctor and the documentation I had brought with me. He (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 1) then brought me to two other persons. He was standing in the middle, right in front of me, and there was another person to my left seated at a table (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 2), and a third person to my right. The third person (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 3) was holding a broom and dustpan, and wearing a shirt with a McDonald's logo on it. The person in the center (Perpetrator 1) handed the materials I had given him to the person to my left (Perpetrator 2), while the three of them reviewed my doctor's letter and the documentation.

After all three of them reviewed this material, and deliberated on it for some time, Perpetrator 2 angrily crumpled and ripped up the letter from my doctor. My other documentation was also destroyed by Perpetrator 1.
 
2020-05-20 6:01:36 PM  

keithgabryelski: The question is: what do people believe


No one has time enough to tell you and you don't have time enough to listen to what people believe.

Sorry you got punched. I did find it funny that bars in town banned them tho.
 
2020-05-20 6:01:51 PM  

keithgabryelski: Short Victoria's War: keithgabryelski: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/massive​-apple-glass-leak-reveals-price-releas​e-date-and-specs

Those seem nice.  If a little oversized...

I wear rx glasses all day everyday anyways (hate contacts), so I'd definitely be in for a little AR action.  So to speak.

We'll have to see -- I wore google glass into a bar and was punched in the face.

The question is: what do people believe encroaches on their right to privacy -- and how vehemently do they want to protect what they envision those rights to be.

https://techcrunch.com/2012/07/16/augm​ented-reality-explorer-steve-mann-assa​ulted-at-parisian-mcdonalds/

Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonald's

Subsequently another person within McDonalds physically assaulted me, while I was in McDonand's, eating my McDonand's Ranch Wrap that I had just purchased at this McDonald's. He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools.I tried to calm him down and I showed him the letter from my doctor and the documentation I had brought with me. He (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 1) then brought me to two other persons. He was standing in the middle, right in front of me, and there was another person to my left seated at a table (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 2), and a third person to my right. The third person (who I will refer to as Perpetrator 3) was holding a broom and dustpan, and wearing a shirt with a McDonald's logo on it. The person in the center (Perpetrator 1) handed the materials I had given him to the person to my left (Perpetrator 2), while the three of them reviewed my doctor's letter and the documentation.

After all three of them reviewed this material, and deliberated on it for some time, Perpetrator 2 angrily crumpled and ripped up the letter from my doctor. My other documentation was also destroyed by Perpetrator 1.


Google Glass - So Douchey, Even the French Will Want to Kick Your Ass
 
2020-05-20 6:08:37 PM  

UberDave: I think google Glass is, most likely, a starting point for what will eventually be AR.  It's like the PDA was to the cell phone - Yes, you had a lot of douches walking around with them but eventually, they evolved into something that most people carry and have integrated into their lives.

I don't know the capabilities of Google Glass but I know the Hololens has had, for quite a while, the ability to 3D wireframe a good chunk of the room in your immediate vicinity.  Combine the increase in processor speed (over time) with 5G and improvements in this technology and everything is ready to go for AR.


And then there's these assholes:
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2020-05-20 7:34:53 PM  
Designed to protect your privacy

But if it's coupled with something that is designed to build a profile of your behavior what does the ring's privacy matter?
 
2020-05-20 9:44:15 PM  

UberDave: I think google Glass is, most likely, a starting point for what will eventually be AR.


Well, not Google Glass, no. That was an overglorified notification system that also had a camera. It could not do any sort of mixed reality rendering, because it was a stupid product.

As for this: this is some Get Smart level gadgetry, right here. I can see Maxwell Smart trying to use this thing, and between it being actually useless and also prone to failure, you get jokes. Boy, Get Smart! was a great show, wasn't it? Classic.
 
2020-05-20 10:15:34 PM  
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because this is just too difficult
 
2020-05-20 10:20:32 PM  
How well does it hold up to lotions or rapid repeated motion?
 
2020-05-20 10:25:01 PM  
Why have a separate device? I already have my phone.
 
2020-05-20 10:33:03 PM  

eltejon: Why have a separate device? I already have my phone.


Because the guy in the image looks exactly like what the upper- and middle-management at Amazon think they will look like doing it. That's why.
 
2020-05-20 10:42:02 PM  
Meh, implants and augmentations are where it is at where the tech is passive and can broadcast to a short range external device such as a phone etc. These implants would do everything from continually monitor how your body/organs are functioning to monitoring potential viral or bacterial invaders. Knowing you are sick before symptoms present themselves and having a comprehensive history of vitals would boost healthcare tremendously, be it preventative or treatments.

This could tell you how your body is processing food, and determine certain intolerances with external tech used to scan food prior to ingesting. Ocular implants could fix vision problems or even enhance it past our inherent capabilities. Hearing implants developed further to fix tinnitus, deafness, or impairments and even boost them or act to filter out harmful noises.

Ultimately, implants that would affect the immune system to help cure or control complex autoimmune disease such as Crohn's or IBS/IBD - or even boost the body's ability to heal or fight off infections. At a more basic level, alleviate or control allergies or intolerances.

This is the future tech I am looking forward to.  Not some stupid farking ring I can ask to remind me what is on my grocery list.
 
2020-05-20 10:43:43 PM  

slobberbone: eltejon: Why have a separate device? I already have my phone.

Because the guy in the image looks exactly like what the upper- and middle-management at Amazon think they will look like doing it. That's why.


Should have been at a Whole Foods.
 
2020-05-21 2:24:50 AM  

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because this is just too difficult


You've never had to decipher my mom's old grocery lists. If you digitized her old lists, you'd need a Crysis capable computer.
 
2020-05-21 10:17:15 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x640]
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because this is just too difficult


I have to constantly remind myself not to write down notes on paper. I put my pens and pencils away so that they're not right at hand. Once you learn to always take notes on a computer you'll realize that the extra three seconds it takes is so worth it. Over the years I've also taught myself to take a few minutes to take notes on new stuff I've learned. Simple coding tricks, key things about a project I'm working on, notes about a doctor's appointment, etc. It's so useful to be able to go back to those months or years later and have things well documented. OneNote isn't perfect but it's good enough.
 
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