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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:59 PM   #101
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What?
maybe not a 'wrong opinion' but

"Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever."

is just an outright lie.. no way he actually believes that.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:59 PM   #102
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I like your idea, the glass is a platform, and apps give it soul.

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Wow, I am a huge apple fan but I don't let that limit my vision.

Google glass is just missing some useful apps and suddenly it turns into a AR tool.

Look at this TED Sixth Sense video: http://www.wired.com/business/2009/02/ted-digital-six/

Google glass can perform this as is. Its just a matter of feeding images into googles existing search algorithm and providing a useful output.

Think of this. Go shopping. Pick something up and immediately see ratings, competitive prices, ingredients, etc. No more taking a phone out of the pocket to snap a pic, and feed it into the appropriate app.

See something on TV or in a magazine and immediately 'bookmark' it to review later or do additional searches for information.

Get in a car accident and immediately have replay footage.

And with future versions possible real time driving alerts for things you may not notice like Speed Cameras, Deer, Pedestrians.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:00 PM   #103
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Really, you're gonna wear those glasses while performing ballet?

has potential, but half the stuff shown in that video would not be practical in real life
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:00 PM   #104
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the last thing i want to do is go running or cycling with these glasses on my head instead of a handy wrist watch to keep track of how i'm doing
So you would rather hold your arm up to you head instead of holding onto the handlebars and seeing the sms show in your peripheral vision?

Ok to each his own I guess. It seems more like a defend apple at all cost thing to me.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:01 PM   #105
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Think whatever you want, at least google is innovating at the moment. Can't say the same about Apple.
Was just about to say the same.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:02 PM   #106
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Now THIS is innovation. Take notes apple.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:02 PM   #107
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I am apprehensive about that product but c-mon, if Apple were doing this it would be an absolute mastermind idea in here.
No, a stupid product is stupid no matter who makes it. Remember the iPod Hi-Fi or iPod socks?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:03 PM   #108
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I would buy it for 1.5K, but how does it work with prescription glasses? Would I have to wear 2 pairs of glasses?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:04 PM   #109
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An opinion cannot be wrong.
If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:04 PM   #110
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And the solution to those that would want a pair, but already wear glasses and don't have contacts is?...
They are looking how to implement it with prescription lenses
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:04 PM   #111
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I have a buddy who is nearly quadriplegic and has a hard time reaching / grasping his phone to accept calls, access texts / emails, etc. I can see this being extremely useful for him.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:05 PM   #112
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I couldn't wear something that nerdy on my face in public.
you ever stop and think how nerdy it is to carry a big phone/pocket_sized_computer around all day?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:07 PM   #113
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Absolutely love the idea, but I wear glasses.

Can't wear contacts.
Most of smart people wear glasses. So I guess Google glass is not for us I guess for another $1000 they can embed google glass into the prescription glass. And they can throw a build-in blue tooth speakers.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #114
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I am apprehensive about that product but c-mon, if Apple were doing this it would be an absolute mastermind idea in here.
If Apple were doing this people like you will be saying how Apple's ripping off Star Trek. Apple made absolutely nothing inside the glasses. The chips are from company xyz, the glass are from company abc, and assembled by foxconn. All Apple does is marketing.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #115
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Such tethering uses would be so much better if more carriers made tethering free (after all, I'm still paying for the mobile data, why not encourage me to use more via iPhone tethering?). I'm looking at you, AT&T.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #116
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What's with the hate?

Not only is this a cool thing, it's a good thing. Good so maybe Apple or any other tech company can answer back with something that will help evolve and elevate this type of tech to the next level.

I can't imagine what this thread would like like if it came from Sasmsung.

I think we all know what this thread would look like if it came from Apple.

Yes it's a niche product. But it's a f*$#ing cool niche product.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #117
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It is a pity that the industry is all about fake videos.

A roller coaster car is about to go down insanely fast and yet, your head don't move.

An acrobatic plane does a sharp roll and yet, your head don't move an inch.

And it goes.

I wonder if the movies, or pictures, or anything at all would be any useful.

We will see when the first units come out. But I'm quite curious if that will work at all.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:10 PM   #118
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you ever stop and think how nerdy it is to carry a big phone/pocket_sized_computer around all day?
It's socially accepted though.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:11 PM   #119
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These will be a bust... a complete bust. The money & wearable use does not justify a crummy experience.

Basically, this is just the Jetson's talk... if you want to drive cars that fly, go ahead. But cars were meant for the road, and glasses were meant for the sun or a prescript.

I see only glorified UX with no real daily incentives to purchase a device going on my head. Nonetheless, a device with a steep price tag!!!

Annoying use... annoying price.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:12 PM   #120
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Do people seriously not see the appeal in this?

It's like a handsfree smartphone for tasks that don't require much input. FaceTime conversations, for instance. Perfect for that. Maps/directions, sending/receiving messages via Siri.

Recording photos and videos without having to take out your phone. It's gonna make apps like Vine really useful. No funny moment will go missed while you struggle to get your phone out in time.

It would go perfectly with my cellular iPad mini which can stay in my pocket when Glass will suffice. Way better than a smart watch that requires you to look at your hand instead of what's in front of you.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:12 PM   #121
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maybe not a 'wrong opinion' but

"Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever."

is just an outright lie.. no way he actually believes that.
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Someone thinks differently than i, thus he must be lying!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:12 PM   #122
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Awesome. I didn't think this was a project that would go live, even less within a year from now.

I read the full theverge report. While the author certainly had a lot of self consciousness issues with wearing it (every paragraph ends with "who would want to wear that in public"), it seems that google found ways to actually make this useful in practice.

I wear glasses, my biggest concern is whether I can get my prescription in that frame.

Is this a great, marketable product? I don't know. But it is exiting to see it becoming real. Of course people here would be much more positive if this was an Apple product.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:13 PM   #123
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Most of smart people wear glasses. So I guess Google glass is not for us I guess for another $1000 they can embed google glass into the prescription glass. And they can throw a build-in blue tooth speakers.
i'm sure you'll be able to have frame options/ prescriptions made eventually..

seems like a lot of professional fields could use these to their advantage..

for instance, throw a safety frame on there and they'll be very good tools in construction fields.. cut lists, assembly docs, etc ..sent straight from the cad files to a seemingly optimum viewing position..
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:14 PM   #124
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If Apple were doing this people like you will be saying how Apple's ripping off Star Trek. Apple made absolutely nothing inside the glasses. The chips are from company xyz, the glass are from company abc, and assembled by foxconn. All Apple does is marketing.
Seriously? I think it's safe to say that regardless of the tech we have, we've compared it to things found in movies based in the future. Yes I'm aware that people said Apple ripped off the ipad from star trek, but they said the same of the first mobile phone. The hologram. almost anything featured in movie or tv series that we actually have now.
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If my opinion is that girls are from Venus, my opinion is wrong.
No, your opinion is stupid.
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