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843 clicks; posted to STEM » on 20 Jul 2022 at 9:35 AM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-20 8:26:51 AM  
9 votes:
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 8:22:18 AM  
2 votes:
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 9:57:10 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:01:55 AM  
2 votes:

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  
2 votes:
It's all fun and games until someone decides to play DOOM in their office.
 
2022-07-20 9:58:56 AM  
1 vote:
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2022-07-20 1:09:38 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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