• Google Glass sales halted, but firm says kit is not dead
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[url]https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/posts/9uiwXY42tvc[/url] [quote]Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it's one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we're seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we've outgrown the lab and so we're officially "graduating" from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We're thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality. As part of this transition, we're closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what's coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we're continuing to build for the future, and you'll start to see future versions of Glass when they're ready. (For now, no peeking.)[/quote] [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30831128[/url] [quote]Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology correspondent Google has tried to present this announcement as just another step in the evolution of an amazing innovation. But make no mistake - Google Glass is dead, at least in its present form. As I found when I spent a couple of months wearing Glass, it has a number of really useful aspects - in particular the camera. There is however one huge disadvantage - it makes its users look daft, and that meant that it was never going to appeal to a wide audience.[/quote]
[quote][B]There is however one huge disadvantage - it makes its users look daft, and that meant that it was never going to appeal to a wide audience.[/B][/quote] So much development effort could have been saved if somebody did two steps back and realized "well, this looks fucking stupid, tho"
At least they made them, it shows it can be done and this wont be the last time we see "smart glasses"
Stupid title. Google's just closing the 'open beta' testing they're doing and advancing the project to the next stage. They haven't said anywhere that it's dead or even slowing down; actually, they said the opposite. The only thing that's "dead" is the ability to buy a prototype for $1,500.
The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.
The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img]
We must elect Cubeman to revive it.
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] You look like this: [IMG]http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s0UXMrHhulg/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAEII/EUVK3xXlrrM/photo.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] This is all I've ever asked for
Wouldn't you elect someone looking that fucking baller?
[QUOTE=Jamsponge;46941595]The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.[/QUOTE] It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves; we just need to give society time to decide that it doesn't "look stupid" for no good reason other than "that's different, stop being different". I mean hey, what about phones and watches? Watches are machines that we strap to our wrists and are often in plain sight. They're just considered "not stupid" because they're old. Mobile phones have become commonplace, and now it's "okay" to have one out and be tapping away at it in public places. Given some time and wide market availability, I'm sure it eventually would become accepted to have a tiny little computer hanging onto your glasses.
[QUOTE=Shugo;46941624]It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves; [/QUOTE] That sounds like the beginning of every AI related science fiction ever.
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Google Glass is the modern fedora
[QUOTE=Shugo;46941624]It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves; we just need to give society time to decide that it doesn't "look stupid" for no good reason other than "that's different, stop being different". I mean hey, what about phones and watches? Watches are machines that we strap to our wrists and are often in plain sight. They're just considered "not stupid" because they're old. Mobile phones have become commonplace, and now it's "okay" to have one out and be tapping away at it in public places. Given some time and wide market availability, I'm sure it eventually would become accepted to have a tiny little computer hanging onto your glasses.[/QUOTE] I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.
[video=youtube;ypDwGcGmy7k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypDwGcGmy7k#t=48[/video] Go to 0:48
[QUOTE=SamPerson123;46941657]I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.[/QUOTE] Yeah, that makes sense. I guess as a sci-fi nerd I'm less weirded out by gadgets on someone's head than someone else who isn't used to such a thing. I still think it could eventually become something that's generally accepted, though.
[QUOTE=Mabus;46941611]You look like this: [IMG]http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s0UXMrHhulg/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAEII/EUVK3xXlrrM/photo.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Holy shit, it's a fistmagnet.
When I was at CES Toshiba was working on some similar "glass" tech, augmented reality and stuff. Pretty nice, I think I remember seeing a few other booths showcasing glass tech, Mitsubishi was showing this windshield with a project AR hud.
[QUOTE=SamPerson123;46941657]I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.[/QUOTE] People got used to normal glasses as well.
[QUOTE=Mabus;46941611]You look like this: [IMG]http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s0UXMrHhulg/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAEII/EUVK3xXlrrM/photo.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] That fucking smirk though
[QUOTE=Marik Bentusi;46941739]People got used to normal glasses as well.[/QUOTE] I'm not saying that it will always look dumb. There are plenty of cultures that wear things on their faces that would look strange to most people in other cultures. It will just take longer for people to adjust.
To be honest, Wear in general seems to do [I]most[/I] of what Glass can do without looking like a dork. Sorry, Gaboer.
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/IMr5bdd.jpg[/img]
wish there were helicopter sunglasses you could pop on, if you're going outside you might as well wear glasses.
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] All we need to do to make Google Glass accepted is to make them look cool or invisible. That's it.
Cubeman is going to be upset incase the police take his away again as he wont be able to buy another one.
[QUOTE=nikomo;46941600]The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them. [img]http://i.imgur.com/Hha7tQl.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] It could be if you had them drilled into your skull like he did
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[QUOTE=EditOutJ;46941619]Wouldn't you elect someone looking that fucking baller?[/QUOTE] Yes, Jensen 2016
[QUOTE=Jamsponge;46941595]The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.[/QUOTE] Having them paired with their prescription frames made it look a lot better in my opinion. At least you have glasses vs. having the titanium bar on your head [QUOTE=fishyfish777;46941831]To be honest, Wear in general seems to do [I]most[/I] of what Glass can do without looking like a dork. Sorry, Gaboer.[/QUOTE] It's ok ):
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