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There was a brief discussion about them/it here:

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=190002

The more I think about the video and sound recording capability of these things, the more alarmed I get. What is the most appropriate response if you end up sitting opposite a stranger wearing them on a train for example? Take out you smartphone and start obviously filming them back maybe? What if the guy next to you at the urinals in a pub is wearing them? Smack him in the gob possibly? The downright rudeness of the things is what gets me. And you can bet that Google will build them with prescription lenses soon enough so you'll be put in a position of feeling bad just for asking someone to take them off. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult they would make being at work. If you think the diversity police in HR are a problem now, wait until they have direct video and sound recording of every interaction between every employee available to them.

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All good points.

Add to this Googles determination to gather information on everyone and everything, it could be sinister.

The next step will be a version that uploads everything onto servers (Googles, of course) recording everything you see, or look at.

There are aready signs available requiring people to take them off when entering private premises.

I would insist on taking them off during sex. Probably.

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There are aready signs available requiring people to take them off when entering private premises.

Won't work. Before long we'll be recording direct from our eyes, with no external indication.

The future for people who have to go out in public will be burkas or Dick-ian 'scramble suits', while the rich will stay home and rent a body when they need to do something remotely.

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I get really fed up with people on their mobiles all the time so this would just make it 100 times worse. People need to learn to switch off and be without constant entertainment. Otherwise we will all end up with the attention span of a goldfish

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I get really fed up with people on their mobiles all the time so this would just make it 100 times worse. People need to learn to switch off and be without constant entertainment. Otherwise we will all end up with the attention span of a goldfish

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Won't work. Before long we'll be recording direct from our eyes, with no external indication.

The future for people who have to go out in public will be burkas or Dick-ian 'scramble suits', while the rich will stay home and rent a body when they need to do something remotely.

What a lovely picture of the future you paint, I'll book my trip to Dignitas now! :)

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Nothing that glass does that is not already here.

Cameras on cycle helmets and in cars. I bet someone soemwhere makes some sunglasses that have a built in camera. CCTV is everywhere. This has happened already and the technology is shrinking all the time.

I must say when we did a brainstorming for google glass of the 100 or so apps we came up with maybe 30 or so were for security in various guises. The good news is that you can bin most of them almost immediately for being too obvious (baby minder with integrated life signs monitor for example).

Maybe the way to make the big money is to wrong foot the technology. The Digital Veil sounds like it might have some potential, although of course if you polled this site then the killer app would be the one that constantly monitors the price of gold and directs you to the supermarket with the cheapest cans of beans.

I'll add it to the list of apps...

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Nothing that glass does that is not already here.

Cameras on cycle helmets and in cars. I bet someone soemwhere makes some sunglasses that have a built in camera. CCTV is everywhere. This has happened already and the technology is shrinking all the time.

I must say when we did a brainstorming for google glass of the 100 or so apps we came up with maybe 30 or so were for security in various guises. The good news is that you can bin most of them almost immediately for being too obvious (baby minder with integrated life signs monitor for example).

Maybe the way to make the big money is to wrong foot the technology. The Digital Veil sounds like it might have some potential, although of course if you polled this site then the killer app would be the one that constantly monitors the price of gold and directs you to the supermarket with the cheapest cans of beans.

I'll add it to the list of apps...

A couple of thoughts:

1. Should we all rush out to buy ARM and google shares. If Google makes a hit of these then surely Samsung and Apple will be forced to follow?

2. The US does not have the amount of CCTV coverage that we have in the UK - I think the UK is one of the highest countries for CCTV use - so whilst us cynical Brits may think "So what?2 about Google glass, perhaps it will be a novelty for US folk?

3. It will be interesting where the US civil rights people stand on Google glass - will people's Rights be harmed by Google glass or will people have the right to wear Google glass under the US Constitution, freedom, civil rights, etc, etc?

I don't know the answers to any but their use will raise so many questions.

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A couple of thoughts:

1. Should we all rush out to buy ARM and google shares. If Google makes a hit of these then surely Samsung and Apple will be forced to follow?

2. The US does not have the amount of CCTV coverage that we have in the UK - I think the UK is one of the highest countries for CCTV use - so whilst us cynical Brits may think "So what?2 about Google glass, perhaps it will be a novelty for US folk?

3. It will be interesting where the US civil rights people stand on Google glass - will people's Rights be harmed by Google glass or will people have the right to wear Google glass under the US Constitution, freedom, civil rights, etc, etc?

I don't know the answers to any but their use will raise so many questions.

Isn't there an argument that technology only ever really takes hold if it can be used to make better quality pornography? On that basis I'm guessing these will do well, as much as I personally find them abhorrent (not so much the device themselves, but people who think it would ever be appropriate to wear them during normal human interactions.)

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Isn't there an argument that technology only ever really takes hold if it can be used to make better quality pornography? On that basis I'm guessing these will do well, as much as I personally find them abhorrent (not so much the device themselves, but people who think it would ever be appropriate to wear them during normal human interactions.)

I think they will sell in vast numbers - assuming the price is right - and this is why I keep coming back and looking at ARM share prices. Even though ARM has doubled in 12 months I can see the sales of these glasses just pushing up the share price of its sellers - in this case, Google and ARM.

Apple, no doubt, will be forced to get in on it and hence this could be the start of ARM's share price going completely nutty.

In time I suspect the google glass will become the smartphone - but for now google glass is merely an addition to a smartphone, a bit like a much more sophisticated ear-piece for the smartphone. So that, in theory, means that for a few years we will see vast numbers of smartphones continued to be sold and also increasing numbers of these glasses - why sell one device when you can sell two?

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it was a craze 5 or 10 years ago to film at swimming pools using the night vision thingy.

DO we now have a poor mans XRAY SPECS available for instant gratification.

this is going to be messy.

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Of course, any video you take is subject to the data protection act.

Im trying to get a video of the accident i had in the filling station.....they have to scramble everyone else, including the perp before they can send it to me.

whats the fricking point?

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A couple of thoughts:

1. Should we all rush out to buy ARM and google shares. If Google makes a hit of these then surely Samsung and Apple will be forced to follow?

2. The US does not have the amount of CCTV coverage that we have in the UK - I think the UK is one of the highest countries for CCTV use - so whilst us cynical Brits may think "So what?2 about Google glass, perhaps it will be a novelty for US folk?

3. It will be interesting where the US civil rights people stand on Google glass - will people's Rights be harmed by Google glass or will people have the right to wear Google glass under the US Constitution, freedom, civil rights, etc, etc?

I don't know the answers to any but their use will raise so many questions.

To me the big money to be made is identifying the businesses that develop killer apps, have strong ip protection and a good management team with a track record of development. These businesses could go from being worth nothing to a lot virtually overnight.

With technology that has so much potential as this there are always questions to be answered. IIRC when the steam engine was invented no one wanted to ride because they thought they would suffocate to death.

Whether society adopts this technology and feels comfortable with it largely depends on the benefits it brings to the individual. Ultimately if enough people hate it/don't buy it then it will fail. If the mobile phone is anything to go by then it will succeed massively.

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To me the big money to be made is identifying the businesses that develop killer apps, have strong ip protection and a good management team with a track record of development. These businesses could go from being worth nothing to a lot virtually overnight.

With technology that has so much potential as this there are always questions to be answered. IIRC when the steam engine was invented no one wanted to ride because they thought they would suffocate to death.

Whether society adopts this technology and feels comfortable with it largely depends on the benefits it brings to the individual. Ultimately if enough people hate it/don't buy it then it will fail. If the mobile phone is anything to go by then it will succeed massively.

If you could combine google glass with those glasses advertised in the backs of comics that supposedly allow you to see women's lingerie beneath their outer clothing I am sure that would be a success.

I suspect some geeks are working on the software right now - between doing that and playing dungeons & dragons.

:D

On a serious note, to answer one of your points, in a global market there will be enough people who want this to make them a success... but the legal ramifications will be interesting... not least in the US but what about, for example, China or some Middle Eastern countries.

I wonder who will be the first person to post a video up on YouTube of themselves being punched by someone who takes offence to google glass? You may even have people going around goading others with the aim of being physically assaulted. That and a 101 other questions that they will no doubt raise.

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Of course, any video you take is subject to the data protection act.

Im trying to get a video of the accident i had in the filling station.....they have to scramble everyone else, including the perp before they can send it to me.

whats the fricking point?

Hahaha "the perp" - she was a little old lady wasn't she? You've been watching too much Columbo.

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I find the technology incredibly interesting - there must be a lot of potential here. Less about the weird 'social' features, but augmented reality stuff like actually useful map directions etc.

Problem is, i still don't trust google/anyone to use the data. Got a new phone the other day, and it's full of apps that would/could improve my life/productivity... if i agree to upload everything that i do on it to them. Rather not thanks!

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Hahaha "the perp" - she was a little old lady wasn't she? You've been watching too much Columbo.

she was a nice little old lady....took out two other cars, mine was destroyed, and a petrol pump, as well as closing a major petrol station for an evening. and having viewed the video with me in it...I am lucky to even be here.

Yet witness evidence in a public place is able to be blanked out to protect the innocent....or the guilty.

Where is the justice?

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I talked to a guy who tested these for a week and he said that any content you capture is actually property of Google, not you. It will go into a Cloud server tied to your Google+ account.

I'm very much against it. This is the death of privacy should it take off. I don't want everyone to know everything about me upon first meeting, I want the choice of what to reveal to whom. Sure, you can limit what people will find on you by not uploading things yourself, but what is to stop others uploading things about you? We already have the Tag feature on facebook, I suspect things will develop into something much more sophisticated and difficult to stay away from.

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They will be great for rowing couples.

HIM: You just lie there and do nothing!

HER: You don't have to lie here and look at that stupid look that your face makes when you are about to...

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