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    Google's Video Demo of potential future-tech as it Officially Unveils Google Goggles


    Not too long ago we reported on some cool new tech that Google was supposedly working on in their secret and experimental labs. That tech was then called "Google Goggles" although now they are calling it "Project Glass." They haven't shared any product details or release time-line, but they have several pics of people wearing a potential version of the high-tech glasses. The final design may end up different. They also released the video above, that is supposed to demonstrate what they eventually intend the product to do. The tech is pretty slick, and if they can pull it off, it could just change the way we view and interact in the world. In fact, it would not be too far-fetched to say that "Project Glass" shows that Apple isn't the only innovative company that can come up with ideas and designs that can change the world. Kudos to Google and their engineers!


    Check out the video and share your thoughts.

    Source: Google Plus - Project Glass
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    Where do I sign up to be a beta tester?

    If they pull it off it'd be awesome. I don't think it is a new idea, but yes, kudos to Google for doing something with the idea.

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    Wow . . . first texting while driving, now this. Now we will have "pedestrian accidents." - So that was meant to be in fun, but seriously, this could potentially cause some major issues when people are focused on their glasses and not the world around them. Anyone else have similar thoughts?

    This technology is definitely "cool," but what about the old fashioned way of sharing information and relationship building, by telling your family over the dinner table or with your friends at the coffee chop what happened that day that was interesting vs. sharing everything in your "circles" on Google+. I realize this is not just a problem with Google goggles, but something I've been thinking about that's kind of related - people are becoming more and more disconnected from the "real" world (what's around them), and more and more connected with their online "virtual" world (obviously there are real people at computers receiving the information, but it's different). Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by al16000 View Post
    Wow . . . first texting while driving, now this. Now we will have "pedestrian accidents." - So that was meant to be in fun, but seriously, this could potentially cause some major issues when people are focused on their glasses and not the world around them. Anyone else have similar thoughts?

    This technology is definitely "cool," but what about the old fashioned way of sharing information and relationship building, by telling your family over the dinner table or with your friends at the coffee chop what happened that day that was interesting vs. sharing everything in your "circles" on Google+. I realize this is not just a problem with Google goggles, but something I've been thinking about that's kind of related - people are becoming more and more disconnected from the "real" world (what's around them), and more and more connected with their online "virtual" world (obviously there are real people at computers receiving the information, but it's different). Thoughts?
    Absolutely....relationship building is important.....sometimes you don't want that though. Recently, having been shopping at an EB, and having a simple question about a game turn into 30 minutes of discussion, when I was just looking for a "quick hit" of info....and now trying to figure out how to extricate myself from the conversation, I can appreciate the desire to sometimes have something quick to get info.

    I could see those glasses being useful for business. Imagine if they've got things like face recognition enabled. You go to meet a prospect, it scans their face, pulls up some quick tips you'd input into your CRM before....."likes dogs" or "vegan" or whatever.....pieces of information you can use to help build that relationship with the prospect. So you don't make a faux pas.

    The disconnection from the real world is an issue. Texting while driving being a prominent example. I'm not sure I'd use those glasses for everyday use, but they could be useful in some situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al16000 View Post
    Wow . . . first texting while driving, now this. Now we will have "pedestrian accidents."
    I believe I read an article referring to a study that found that pedestrian accidents related to texting are actually on the rise. Walking into posts, other people, walking in front of cars, etc. Of course, anything can be a distraction. I remember years back in University, after a night out on the town with some buddies, I was walking back to residence, with one of those late night pizza slices on a cardboard plate, and I got so distracted by a rather attractive young lady passing by that I stopped watching where I was walking. My buddy yelled out, grabbed the back of my jacket to stop me, my pizza kept going and ended up on the street, where it was immediately run over by a Mac truck I almost walked in front of.

    So, we don't need texting to get distracted and injured while walking

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    Have you heard of the app transparent screen? It lets you see where your going while using your android check it out.

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    I can see more accidents and injuries with these glasses.

 

 

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