Google Glass

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theuserjohnny, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    What are your guys thoughts on the product? I mean set aside the price of how much it will cost and set aside any stupid comments such as "oh it'll look stupid on people". Focusing on the actual product itself what do you think?

    At first I was against glass but the more I see it and the more I think about how technology has been changing people the more I think this will revolutionize the term "personal computer" the way that Apple changed the term "smartphone".

    I honestly think that this can be a chance for someone other than Apple to take lead in something.

    I mean if Apple's comeback is a "rumored" (key word) iWatch then idk... that iWatch better do holograms or something.

    Just image if this is the first step just image when they just become wearable contacts? Maybe then the iPhone will truly be an eyephone.

    Verge video:

    Google video:
  2. macjram macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2008
    I think the video/photo/gps features are pretty cool, idk if I'd use it to google things I could just google on my iPhone
  3. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    It's the first time I have seen the Verge video, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to this concept becoming a reality. :)
  4. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Too many privacy violations to list :p.

    It is great if you are wearing them, not so great for the other person. That is what I don't like about it.

    I am against anything that can give a corporation "god" status in the future society.
  5. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Both the Verge and Google's own video of Glass have sold me on the product. Really amazing stuff.
  6. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2009
    I don't understand this point of view. It doesn't let you see 'more' than you can with your own eyes.

    Regardless, I think it's inevitable. Within the next decade chips will be so small and so cheap that they'll be unavoidable.
  7. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    He probably means privacy violations for other people, like being able to take a video or picture of them with no visual cue.
  8. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    It is not just a viewing accessory.

    Anyways, I say good luck to my next generation.
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I'll pass and just wait for the Apple's iBall. iOS in my eye socket sounds good.

  10. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I wear glasses. They're a pain in the a$$, as almost anybody who wears them will tell you. This looks like it would be a good product for helicopter pilots (oh, wait...), but for average consumer, not so much IMO. I am sure some people would find a niche for Glass, but I predict that this will be Google's equivalent of Newton - a good idea but not quite there yet.
  11. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    I wear glasses too and Google have said "people who wear glasses will use this no problem"

    Im hoping it's not like 1 glasses manufacturer in maybe the USA will have support, I live in the UK and Im betting I wont be able to walk into Vision Express and have lenses made for Google Glass. Im hoping this thing hooks up and shares your phones data plan, I'd prefer not to have a separate data plan for a pair of glasses, also any word on battery life?
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Like when I'm pretending or actually talking on the phone snapping pictures now? All I have to do is press the volume up on my iPhone and snap away while holding the phone to my ear.

    I think that's a lot less noticeable then someone saying "Glass....take a picture" while they are starring at you. Lol
  13. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Is that the only way to take pictures? I wouldn't be surprised if there are buttons on the final product.

    Also people are less likely to expect glasses to take a picture of them than a phone :p

    Anyway it wasn't my post, I was just guessing that he meant other people's privacy, as I can't see any privacy concerns for the user (other than theft?)
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    You just blink furiously haha
  15. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    You don't get dirty jokes clearly........

    One word...... Masturbation ;)
  16. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Or they leave the video capture on and then walk out? Who is stopping them?
  17. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

    No one is. Who stops anyone from recording by any means? If you are in public you don't have expectation of privacy so its not against the law.

    It's still more obvious if a guy with goofy glasses is starring at you vs someone casually talking on a cell phone and secretly recording you.

    I could put my iPhone in a front shirt pocket and record first person. No one can stop me, assuming I don't go into a place with expectation of privacy (bathroom, locker room, etc)
  18. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Who is going to stop someone buying a cheap hidden camera?
  19. MrDc2 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    To the people who are opposed to it because of privacy violations..

    1. Would you think that an implant that could accomplish the same/better function would be acceptable?

    2. Why are you afraid of being watched by some random weirdo? Are you self-concious or do you have something to hide?

    It's not as if this is a camera system installed on every street corner in the USA that the Police/FBI watch.. its for personal entertainment.
  20. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    If it is in your prescription lenses or the regular eye glasses, no one can even suspect it.

    I can tell someone is trying to take footage from a smartphone. Too easy to tell. I have the option to detect it and move away.

    As for the hidden camera, well show me where you can get those military grade tiny cameras with powerful capture capabilities that public has access to.


    Would you like it if you are walking with your family down the park and I stand on the side and take pictures of you guys without permission or saying anything? Would you shrug and walk away? Are you cool with that?

    I am not.
  21. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Or something like this? Haha

    Sure Google says it would still work, however I think the weight of the hardware on the glasses would get annoying. I wear glasses too and when they slide down my nose a bit it gets pretty annoying. Add a few more ounces to that and it'll be even worse.

    I like the concept, but I think we are a little ways away from them being awesome.
  22. theuserjohnny thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Yeah that's how I feel. Concept is there but idk how long before it becomes "perfected". Again just image when and if they get to a point that it just becomes wearable contacts?
  23. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I'm all for it. Yeah they look weird now, but if the idea takes off we all know Google will aggressively streamline the product and make them friendly for people with Rx lenses.

    Would I wear them? Yeah here and there, but not on the regular. Still I think the tech is amazing and I am a huge fan of innovation like this. If the price came down a little I'd buy a pair, no question about it.
  24. McCool71 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    I totally agree. And Google Now is a perfect companion to Google Glass.

    I'd buy Glass today if I could - even at the 1500 USD price. The final retail product arriving late 2013 will probably be a lot cheaper - they are going for the mass market (maybe not in the first generation though), and not just geeks with money to burn.

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