I need a little wearable speaker system that plays, "Ok, glass" every 2 seconds at a volume a little higher than crowd volume.
This shit blows my mind, I plan on having one. Really makes me wonder where we will be in another 30 years.
I need a little wearable speaker system that plays, "Ok, glass" every 2 seconds at a volume a little higher than crowd volume.
Now the only question is: who will give me the stronger urge to punch them in the face? The guy walking around in google glasses talking to them, or the dude walking around with his bluetooth earpiece talking to it.
You should punch yourself in the face for not being able to handle people speaking.
Back on topic, this shit looks awesome but I don't know if it's $1500 awesome. Will wait for Steam sale.
Hipster twats are going to flock to these.
I'm in, just for the increase in the amount of POV amateur porn.
Remember that always-on video headset Tyen used to talk about like it was the coolest thing ever?
Looks like they are working on making them more aesthetically pleasing. http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/21/g...-parker-rumor/
I don't really have an issue with the way they look especially when they have the sunglasses attachment on them, but anything they can do to please the naysayers surely will help.
I wish voice recognition worked as reliably in real life as it does in these videos.
The google voice recognition on my phone is pretty fucking accurate without any serious ambient noise.
Yeah, on my Nexus 4, I'm always impressed with how accurate it is. It's worlds better than it was just a few years ago.
Google voice sucks for me. But whenever I play back the audio recording I can say with certaintity that the speaker did in fact say what google voice transcribed even if they didn't mean to say it.
Ex: "Yeah, James, This is David doing and I'm just calling to let you know that. Phillippo. Sorry, went into surgery about 8 o'clock, hey. Hello. Same thing, Well."
You guys probably have speech impediments.
I'm pretty sure you're racist.
usually when I have issues with Google's voice commands I'm not speaking clearly enough, damn southern accent.
When I fight my drawl it works perfectly.
Maybe I'm a caveman, but I'm not really looking forward to this coming out for general consumers. Personally, my day to day life is pretty damn boring, and I couldn't think of a reason why I'd want one of these over my smartphone to capture something impromptu or vid chat with family. But I know it won't stop people from buying it and sharing every mundane thing they do.
So you're saying there are practical uses for it?
haha. GOOGLE GLASSES: GOOGLE GOATSE. Hmm, a security problem waiting to happen.
I was pretty excited about these things until I saw what they actually looked like. I thought they'd be waaaaay more subtle. I'd feel like a huge asshole walking around wearing them. Either that or a guest on Sprockets.
meh, they would do better if they called em google goggles, and had Vin Diesel market em ala Riddick.
Half the time Android voice recognition blows my mind with how good it is. The rest of the time it makes me want to throw my phone out the window. I try to use it to text while driving and it's great and much safer UNLESS it repeatedly fucks up what I'm trying to say and I have to delete it 3 times and try over and over again in which case it would be safer to just type with my hands. For basic messages it usually works, but there are certain things that you just know before you even say them that it is going to fail hard at.
4's are all you are going to plow with those things on.
Siri can add periods and commas to sentences. For example, I wrote this entire post with Siri and she got the periods and commas correctly. By the way, all you have to do is say the word comma or period in between phrases.
Saying "comma", "period", "question mark", "exclamation point" and "return" work with Android, at least in the newest version. You have to kind of pause before them to get them to work.
BTW, my swiftkeyX just updated to include swype functionality and I now love it so much. I always went back and forth between Swiftkey and Swype for a keyboard and now it's the best of both worlds.
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Good to know they finally fixed that stuff, I guess I'll have to start using it more often. Also, has anyone else been using Google Now? It's basically their answer to Siri.
It seems kind of neat. It's useless for me because I live in the middle of nowhere, but it has some interesting stuff when I'm in a city.
I like that it somehow knows when I'm going to work or going home and tells me how bad traffic is on my route and eta, I'm sure it will only get better with time.
It'll also take searches from your desktop (addresses/etc) and give you Google Now cards to those locations as well.
I personally like the cards that give me traffic info to calendar events.
Pretty sure only Portland will use these
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Looks like a good read, I'll have to check it out later.
I noticed somebody sitting courtside last night at the Warriors game wearing these. Undoubtedly a Googler, it was just weird to be watching a game then while focusing on the bench during a timeout there's this guy sitting there wearing funky glasses, flicking his finger around next to one of the lenses. "Woah that guy's wearing Google Glass!" It's going to be strange if these things catch on.
A good read on the pitfalls of wearable tech from a guy who's been researching it for the past 35 years: Steve Mann: My "Augmediated" Life
Also, there's been some backlash to Glass because of the privacy aspect: The Google Glass feature no one is talking aboutMy concern comes from direct experience. The very first wearable computer system I put together showed me real-time video on a helmet-mounted display. The camera was situated close to one eye, but it didnít have quite the same viewpoint. The slight misalignment seemed unimportant at the time, but it produced some strange and unpleasant results. And those troubling effects persisted long after I took the gear off. Thatís because my brain had adjusted to an unnatural view, so it took a while to readjust to normal vision.
Which, to me, is a non-concern. Right now, you can go outside and be photographed/videotaped by anyone with a smartphone -- and never even know it. And everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Putting a camera on your face doesn't make that truism any less true, just more apparent. Also, if Glass was constantly streaming video to Google, it'd get like 30 minutes of battery and your data plan would be crushed. It just bothers me that people can get so paranoid about privacy in public.Just think: if a million Google Glasses go out into the world and start storing audio and video of the world around them, the scope of Google search suddenly gets much, much bigger, and that search index will include you. Let me paint a picture. Ten years from now, someone, some company, or some organization, takes an interest in you, wants to know if youíve ever said anything they consider offensive, or threatening, or just includes a mention of a certain word or phrase they find interesting. A single search query within Googleís cloud Ė whether initiated by a publicly available search, or a federal subpoena, or anything in between Ė will instantly bring up documentation of every word youíve ever spoken within earshot of a Google Glass device.
The fact that a sizable demographic in the US (and presumable the rest of the world also) has made a very lucrative business out of putting reality tv "celebrities" up on pedestals so everyone can envy those 15 minutes even more than they envy flashy expensive new frivolous gadgets... well not only does that fact make me fear for the continuance of our species in and of itself, but it also makes me think that there's going to be a sizable demographic of idiots that will throw money at Google's attempts to give everybody the 15 minutes they're entitled to by dint of birth.
But on the other hand, if you're in some public space (be it a bar, touristy place, public transport, etc), the potential is there, and has been growing for every single camera/connected device sold. I can activate the camera on my phone in the same amount of time that it takes to tell Glass to record a video. Do you not go to places where people are taking photos and video that will in all likelihood be uploaded onto the internet with dates and geotags? Of course not. It's just a fact of modern life that everyone has the potential to record you.
Yeah, these things are going to be the death of my daily masturbation sessions at the park.
Or maybe they are the start of something even better...
If someone wants to secretly record you, there are much better ways to do it than something that is mounted on their face.
Watch the 3rd episode of the first season of the BBC drama Black Mirror. The future of glass? ☺
No, people are up in arms that everything you do in a public place will be vastly more likely to be recorded, transcribed, cataloged, indexed, searchable, and retrievable forever. Did you even read that article?
Like all the surveillance cameras on every corner of every city in the world ?
Are you talking about the surveillance cameras that also record audio, transcribe the audio into easily searchable text, organize the transcriptions according to the real-life identity of the persons in the video, and make the contents a part of a permanent searchable archive?
Anyone who is going to stalk, rape, and murder someone (insert your own scenario) can already do it. I think the main disconnect I have with the people who find this objectionable is that I realize that no one in the world gives a fuck what I do or where I go on my average day unless they were already planning to rape/murder me anyways. No one gives a shit about you, where you are, where you're going, who you meet, or what you say. No one. Not even your family because they hate you.
"You" being everyone who reads this, not just the gentleman I quoted. Was a little unclear.
I tend to agree. It's like people who won't put pictures of their kids on the internet as if some pedophile is going to see the picture and be all "I must find this child and molest him even though I don't know who he is or where he lives!". Pedophiles molest their own relatives or people who live nearby them, they don't go on quests for random kids because they saw a picture on the internet.
Is it illegal to be a good person who contributes to society and treats strangers with the same politeness and respect they want to be treated with? It's not? I'll give a fuck about someone watching me when it is. But no, the man doesn't have his god damn fucking eye on you. Why? Because THERE ARE TOO MANY FUCKING PEOPLE YOU ARE NOT FUCKING SPECIAL.
So by extrapolation, I can see that you also would have no problem with your phone company recording and transcribing and archiving every single phone conversation you have. Additionally, you would not care if every post you've ever made on any message board also got included in that same archive, because you are clearly not "a bitch" with "a bloody sand filled vagina". If you care nothing at all about privacy, that's your choice. Some of us do care about privacy, and some even consider it a fundamental human right.
What I want to know now is: How do you justify calling people names and belittling people for caring about privacy, while out of the other side of your mouth purport to treating people with the same politeness and respect they want to be treated with?
Next question: If treating people with the same politeness and respect they want to be treated with is truly a concern of yours, how would you react to someone politely asking you to put away your recording device because they are deeply offended by your crass lack of awareness of their right to privacy?
Next: Does it make a difference whether the recording device is hand-held or face mounted and hands-free?
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What I'm saying is that most people aren't interested in recording your conversations, and those that would be already have sneakier ways of doing it than google glass. It's not that I don't care about privacy, but I don't see glass as a major game changer, especially if it has some sort of light that comes on when it's recording.
Yea, I don't think privacy is really the enduring concern stuff like this will present. In the world outside your residence, privacy is evaporating very quickly. Devices like these are incidental.
I think the majority of people will actually volunteer personal data to be picked up by these devices, perhaps by their phones. That's the nature of a lot of social networking media already. A lot of that data will probably be massaged if not completely fraudulent, again, just like social media. Google is getting into the real world game stuff with Ingress too, which seems like fertile ground and synergistic with Glass.
You've never really been entitled to privacy in a public space, this is just kind of driving home that point. When you're in public, you are in fact, in public. I care about my privacy to the extent that I don't want to be harassed or identity-thieved, but this fear over people being recorded walking around the city park is conservative and ridiculous. Any NON-public space, however, is another matter, and there are actual laws for that, which will probably need to be updated a bit more as technology progresses.
Agraza sort of mentioned this already, but the vast, vast, vast majority of privacy loss is self-inflicted by people. If you don't want your private business to be public, that's is perfectly achievable, you just have to not use facebook/twitter/google. If you want to conduct private business in public, you have always run the risk of it not staying private. There's also a significant difference between your personal phone calls being record & transcribed and, again, being recorded in a PUBLIC place.
I do have things I wish to keep private, and you know what? They have stayed private, because I ensure that I don't involve a public venue or service. If you're concerned about people recording you reading you iPad at an outdoor cafe while sipping your coffee, you have way too little to worry about in your life.
These are cool but they will never go mainstream public simply based on the fact that American's are OBSESSED about privacy. These things basically shit all over that right.
If they do go public, they will be shunned by the masses, and most public places will probably restrict them from being used(In fact, I've already read about some restaurants not allowing them).
Please, Americans don't know shit about privacy. People put the craziest shit on facebook and just assume it is secure. If you point out to them that it isn't, they just shrug it off. All the fake outrage over privacy goes away when we can buy something shiny.
I'm confused about these. Why are they so impressive? What can you do with them? You obviously can't interact outside of voice? So.. you can take pics, movies, and see a clock? Um.. wow?
Fiance and I will be getting a pair. She was one of the 8k chosen...
Need to hack that shit to give yourself a robocop/terminator UI.
It's cool and all that someone made an app to identify your friends... But humans are really good at that shit. Why use an app with 90% accuracy when you can just take a second look at the person and realize it's your friend with 100% accuracy.
I can't wait to see some asshole wearing one of these.
It'll be better than seeing people who have their bluetooth headsets in their ears 24/7. Pfff ... no one's talkin' to you, dickhead.
On a therious note: I can't see these things making it big unless they can make it more low profile.
Already banned in the building I work in! Some might call it an over-reaction but I'm fine with it.
Could be handy for recording Lectures.
How do you use Google glass if you lack the ability to speak
There's a touch panel on the side of it that supports gestures
I think it can also respond to head tilts and such. It seems like a prime candidate for eye tracking software as well if they ever put a rear facing camera on it.
The use of these things are amazing. I can't imagine people not using them in the near future.
If my phone is in my pocket, I don't want to take it out. Apps, voice calls, navigation, photo's, etc. Just pure TV use would be better. I don't see why all the hate against these?
All the "assholes" wearing these, are already safer than all the other drivers on the road. Turn by turn navigation so much safer. Not to mention in most states talking without a blue tooth headset is illegal.... so, again, how are these bad? Did I miss a memo about convience being a negative?
People's fear of the unknown and they are idiots....The navigation is by far the best thing about them and miles safer than when I'm trying to use the navigation in my car, it blows my mind they are trying to ban them.
I also don't get all the privacy hate either, you guys really need to look into photographer's rights, anyone can basically take a picture/record you regardless of if you want it or not if you are in a public place. For a long time I carried a print out of those rights in my pocket in case of any incidents.
EDIT: Here are the rights in a more layman's terms format
THE TEN LEGAL COMMANDMENTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though itís technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.
II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, itís fair game.
III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.
IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.
V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.
VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:
accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
bridges & other infrastructure, transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
industrial facilities, Superfund sites
public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris
VII. Although ďsecurityĒ is often given as the reason somebody doesnít want you to take photos, itís rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a companyís trade secrets.
VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)
IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.
X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you donít have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.
I was googling applications beyond the banal of who's who/social media stuff I mentioned. This guy mentions a ton of practical applications in the realm of augmented reality. This is what I'm really looking forward to.
There's a few more ideas on there like olympians recording their performance for fans or referees instantly replaying events.
This other guy mentions some of the backlash.
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I really like the idea of streaming live video to friends whom are sick or can't make it to an event or even google sky maps would be so much better with glass. The possibilities are practically endless and i can't wait to see what people come up with.
Tell me what you would USE them for, don't just say, "apps". How? I could envision myself only using them rarely.
Did you not get enough examples from the video they posted? That's basically everything I'd use it for.
If you're wanting more exmples I'd also use the shit out of it for maps, streaming drifting videos to groups, events others couldn't attend, Hit and run scenarios, taking pictures of hilariously modded cars that I usually don't have time to get my camera out and ready (not to mention it's dangerous), Working on car projects to document all the changes I made, taking notes on the fly, face recognition in huge crowds sound incredibly useful as well, using them for quick interviews for blogs/vlogs, screen caps of text for quotes, etc. etc.
this is obviously just a jumping off point for the technology and it really shows promise for having greater uses over time. The real question is why are you so against it? Is it because it's change or are you getting older and grumpy?
In Construction and Home Maintenance
I put on the glasses, get access to the home blueprints, and see where all the wires, plumbing, and other details in the wall are.
Doing something as simple as installing an HDTV into a wall mount would be made far easier and less error-prone using this kind of program. Software could show you exactly where the wall studs are and give you an alert if you weren't securing the mount sufficiently to the wall.
Glasses are an even better form factor than smart phones are for this field. The glasses could show incoming notifications ('Patient A is having a seizure, go to room 212') or enhance the perception of surgeons. Software running on the glasses might spot cavities that a dentist might overlook during a routine cleaning.
Tablets and smartphones can also become contaminated by germs. Hands-free glasses would be much cleaner and safer to use in hospital environments.
In Security / The Military
A camera recognizes a possible fight at a nightclub, identifies the instigators, and sends the information to the security staff. They see an overlay of where the troublemaker is on their glasses so they can investigate the disturbance.
The military could use cheap glasses to help soldiers see where their friends are and to identify potentially dangerous people with weapons.
Why have an unreliable rear view mirror when your glasses can show a feed from a camera in the back of your car? Why fumble with your smartphone for directions or try to listen for the audio when you can just see it overlaid on your normal vision?
Rapid Training for Employees
Maybe it takes a lot of training to operate a laser cutter, but that skill could be taught more efficiently by overlaying visual aids onto the machine, enabling employees to learn how to use equipment far faster than conventional tutorials might.
1. Press this button. (the button highlights)
2. Guide the machine down this divot within these operating parameters. (the overlay shows the safe zone to guide the machine through)
Educational videos for kids are so old-fashioned. Why not teach a kid to read with a natural interface? The kid points at an object -- say, a mug -- and asks "what's that thing?" and the software says "That's a mug. M-U-G. Mug!"
Replacement for Instruction Manuals
Instruction manuals require a tedious back and forth. It would be much easier if you could just download the instruction file to your glasses and have it run. This would make troubleshooting home appliances like washing machines far easier.
IKEA could make building furniture less frustrating and more fun with software like this.
Better Customer Service for Everything
Tech support people already make use of screen-sharing technology to help people with computer problems more efficiently. Glasses could make it easier for people to share what they're seeing in real time with customer service personnel for products other than computer software.
When my dishwasher breaks, I'd love for the manufacturer to help me troubleshoot using software running on Glass.
Companies could also save money by hooking in existing troubleshooting systems into Glass instructional files.
Human Resources / Legal Compliance
Have a hard time avoiding illegal questions during interviews like "So, are you thinking of getting pregnant any time soon?"
The HR-bot in your glasses will tell you when you're getting into the danger zone.
The audio recordings that museums currently use to provide cheap tours could be enhanced with visual components. It'd be great to look at any painting hanging at the Met, have software recognize it, and be able to retrieve additional information on demand by just using a gesture.
It would be quite nice for video taping events like your kid's plays and such. Ever videotape a fireworks show? It totally ruins the show for the person videoing because they are watching it on the 1" screen in their camera. I have also heard people say they want it to take pictures of their kids/pets doing cute things that they will stop doing if you go get your camera out.
Fiance just got her Google glass. Pretty cool device... if anything just for all the comments it gets. I cannot wear it due to ...glasses. Hopefully they come up with a solution for that soon.
Yea, I can't do contact lenses or eyedrops or anything like that. My blink reflex or whatever is obscene. For that matter I'm nearly phobic about needles too. I have to meditate and/or pretend I'm somewhere else when I get shots. More than one nurse/doctor has said I'm the worst they've ever seen. I can't explain why this is so, but I'll stick with glasses. It's just easier.
If anyone has one for sale let me know.
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