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827 clicks; posted to STEM » on 20 Jul 2022 at 9:35 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-20 8:22:18 AM  
Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.
 
2022-07-20 8:23:29 AM  

bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.


And the best way to get everyone to run away from you is to wear glasses that might be recording everything around you.
 
2022-07-20 8:26:09 AM  

bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.


Also... normal people don't want OTHER people filming them.

It's the social equivalent of walking in to a bar with your cell phone held up recording video.
 
2022-07-20 8:26:51 AM  
Pro tip: If you see some douchebag wearing these in a public space like a bar or restaurant just say loudly "Check this out everyone! These glasses stream porn!"
 
2022-07-20 9:43:18 AM  
Oh gawd.  I remember when Google was first pushing Glass and a 20-something douche in my Business English class kept saying Glass would overtake everything, it was awesome, and everyone would be wearing it.  He got pissy when I rolled my eyes.  Weeks later I saw someone in an airport wearing the Glass and yes, that individual looked like a complete douche.

Out in public?  No.
Specialized operations such as mechanics or surgeons?  Sure.
 
2022-07-20 9:57:10 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Oh gawd.  I remember when Google was first pushing Glass and a 20-something douche in my Business English class kept saying Glass would overtake everything, it was awesome, and everyone would be wearing it.  He got pissy when I rolled my eyes.  Weeks later I saw someone in an airport wearing the Glass and yes, that individual looked like a complete douche.

Out in public?  No.
Specialized operations such as mechanics or surgeons?  Sure.


While having sex.... sure
 
2022-07-20 9:58:56 AM  
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2022-07-20 10:01:55 AM  

bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.


Normal people also didn't want to carry around cell phones, or spend time on the internet, or have touch screens. Right up until suddenly they realized that the early adopters were right all along and the technology is incredibly useful in everyday situations and they were just being short-sighted luddites and then pretend like they wanted this all along and just discovered some brand new technology that no one has ever heard of before despite it having existed for years.

The big problem with glass, aside from all the "how dare you possibly take my picture in pubic?!?!?!" idiots is that Google never actually bothered investing in the technology or the ecosystem. If they had released regular updates, improved the tech, and worked with developers to build cool apps, everyone would be rocking a set of AR glasses now, or at least within a year of Apple reheating their version.

Is not that people don't want to wear smart glasses. It's that there wasn't any compelling use case for normal people to get an expensive toy because no one bothered actually making it useful.
 
2022-07-20 10:26:21 AM  
It's all fun and games until someone decides to play DOOM in their office.
 
2022-07-20 11:00:26 AM  
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I want a Leela's wrist thing. It's basically a smart phone, so it should be feasible.
 
2022-07-20 12:04:39 PM  
Oooooh, I can't wait for another shower picture of that Scoble jackass.
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2022-07-20 1:09:38 PM  

bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.


Maybe you're an older person who can't appreciate new technology. VR is fun, and it gets gamers into shape. It's your own choice to not have VR systems. I can see one in the real world from where I'm sitting, and there are several more in my VR room.
 
2022-07-20 1:40:17 PM  

Incog_Neeto: It's all fun and games until someone decides to play DOOM in their office.


I might get a pair for that.

/ do they work with my bifocals though
 
2022-07-20 8:25:23 PM  

bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.


You've never met me. I'm sure I look like a total dork wearing $10 readers from WalMart but I need them and I'm too cheap to buy proper glasses. And a lot of people think masks qualify as "stupid shiat" too, but I still wear one inside in public.

/I used to spend a lot of money on shiat like Ray Bans and even more on Revo - back when I didn't need an type of corrective lenses. If I spend much more than $10 I want something that is high tech.
 
2022-07-20 9:20:53 PM  

Lusiphur: bostonguy: Google Glass. Snap Spectacles. Facebook's Rayban smart glasses.

When will these tech companies learn this: Normal, everyday people do not want to wear stupid shiat on their faces.

It might work in very specific niches such as education, gaming, or medicine. But not everyday mass use. I've seen VR/AR headsets at marketing and tech conferences for years and have yet to see them in the real world at all.

Normal people also didn't want to carry around cell phones, or spend time on the internet, or have touch screens. Right up until suddenly they realized that the early adopters were right all along and the technology is incredibly useful in everyday situations and they were just being short-sighted luddites and then pretend like they wanted this all along and just discovered some brand new technology that no one has ever heard of before despite it having existed for years.

The big problem with glass, aside from all the "how dare you possibly take my picture in pubic?!?!?!" idiots is that Google never actually bothered investing in the technology or the ecosystem. If they had released regular updates, improved the tech, and worked with developers to build cool apps, everyone would be rocking a set of AR glasses now, or at least within a year of Apple reheating their version.

Is not that people don't want to wear smart glasses. It's that there wasn't any compelling use case for normal people to get an expensive toy because no one bothered actually making it useful.


I remember when I only needed a flip phone and didn't need a "smart phone" because I had internet at work and home, why would I need it on some tiny phone screen?

Then there were a bunch of killer apps. Right now people are making fun of those glasses same as making fun of rich assholes with cell phones in the 80s. Once there's something we want to do with them we will mock all the luddites who don't want to.

After all, does anyone REALLY care about protecting their privacy or location data? Abso-farking-lutely not, judging from the TOS of every app everyone uses.
 
2022-07-21 7:10:44 AM  

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I want a Leela's wrist thing. It's basically a smart phone, so it should be feasible.


That's just a sleek sci-fi Pip-boy and we both know it...

But seriously, an arm sleeve with extra battery capacity/solar panel (Maybe some kinetic motion to energy thing)  and some forced cooling (Cause you know your smart phone would be hot AF against your skin with an enclosure) and you might be onto something.

A Lot harder to lose/have stolen something clamped around your arm.
 
2022-07-21 9:47:16 AM  
An interactive HUD is compelling for all the things it could do. Unfortunately GG v1.0 did none of those useful things. The only application was for jackasses to livestream their day to day lives, which is useful to exactly one person

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