Steve Jobs imaginary quotes on Google Glass

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by needfx, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. needfx, Apr 19, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013

    needfx macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #1
    What would legendary Jobs think about Google Glass?

    Would he try it? In secret at least? What kind of product idea would he come up in response? Would he be satisfied by a mere iWatch? Would he even consider making an Apple me-too Glass? Would he be amazed by the future-ness it inspires even though created by his most recent arch-nemesis?

    Lots of maybes, lots of queries, but given that this person/product meeting can only live in the imaginary, it would be interesting to give it a go, and I do not mean in the "Steve Jobs would have never allowed that" sense.



    All in all, what lines would he mouth.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Finger Lakes Region
    #2
    People wearing nerd glasses like that need to be laughed at.
     
  3. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #3
    maybe, time will tell. Would Jobs laugh at it? Would it be because of his poisonous hate or because he firmly believed that a glass with constant information passing through is of no actual use?

    What about voice control? Would he associate it with Siri? Would he go thermonuclear?
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    You say that now, but imagine when the technology becomes good enough to fit into a contact lens... Google could be sitting on a gold mine. It is certainly technology worth prolonged investment into.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #5
    Well, first off, here's my opinion...

    None of us need Google Glass. It is going to be that $1,000 investment that people make, but then totally forget about it. Similar to what Tim Cook has said about tablets mostly sitting at the bottom of people's drawers. And sorta in the way that everyone has that first generation Wii, but it has now become simply the Netflix player in most households.

    Glasses are meant to help you see better, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation, and goggles protect you from getting junk in your eyes when you're working with wood and other stuff. Otherwise most of us have no desire to wear them, except as an accessory (but that's a small minority). I personally see them as an annoyance, and I can't stand the fact that I'm forced to take a test every year to get them renewed.

    I would like to think that Steve wouldn't even be interested and also think of it as technology that isn't necessary. Because it isn't.

    It's going to cause a lot of people to have accidents due to losing focus on what's in front of them, and it's going to be the focus of many lawsuits for many different reasons including that.

    The same people who thought they needed a bluetooth headset are going to jump at this, and we all know how everyone feels about those in general.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Finger Lakes Region
    #6
    The voice control will make the wearer of Google Glasses look like a crazy talking to himself/herself. Talk about being in your own World.
     
  7. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Location:
    日本
    #7
    We have that already since years with free speaker for mobile phones ... Talking people with no visible partner and no phone on the ears. That's why I hardly ever use Siri outside. It just (still) looks wired with no real benefit yet.

    Once GG require gestures to control then it gets "interesting"; swipe over the eyes; pinch the air in front of your face ;) :rolleyes:
     
  8. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #8
    "If anything, Google Glass could get you killed. It's just not safe"

    "At least Siri responds. What can a piece of glass say?"

    "I dropped LSD in college, but it's just not healthy as a lifetime habit. We own gestures; we filed patents"

    ----------

    "Maybe glass sounds cool, but wearing it, boy, that's a whole other story."
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    #9
    What do you mean in response? Apple hired the world famous wearable electronics guy years ago (Richard Duval 2010) and their patents since 2006 have shown that this type of device has been in the labs for years at apple. There is a reason why Samsung, Microsoft, etc are racing to the market with glass like and "iwatch" devices this year...and it isn't because glass is on the way.

    Don't get me wrong, I like where Google is aiming, but I don't think they have the killer feature or a way to tie it to people intimately the way Apple launches new product categories.
     
  10. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #10
    I meant how would he describe it in a few words. Quote-like paradigms further up
     
  11. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #12
    As usual only when Apple's iGlass comes out will it be hailed as revolutionary.
     
  12. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #13
    "Clearly it's magical!"
     
  13. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    Geneva
    #14
    Not by me. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Arran macrumors 68040

    Arran

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, USA
    #15
    Marcel demonstrates how to crop an image in iPhoto... :)
     

    Attached Files:

  15. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #16
    "It's so intuitive, you won't believe you're cropping..!"
     
  16. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Location:
    日本
    #17
    Marcel don't seems happy with the result; quick a headbang gesture for undo :D
     

Share This Page