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Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/30/2015 8:34:07 AM
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@Lyndon I'm thinking smartcars will take off even before the headworn displays do. How about holograms on your windshield? Might not be too far-fetched.

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/29/2015 9:40:32 AM
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@magneticnorth. I like the idea of, even at home, someone on blue tooth or some future implementation of the Glass concept could somehow be designated with some sort of sign that says, "I'm not talking to you, and I'm not crazy." Of course, we also could have a sign for the people that Seth cited, "Yes, I am crazy".

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/29/2015 7:08:34 AM
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MagneticNorth writes


... in the case of Holo'd drivers who can't see the road, "The distracted are dead."


 

You betcha, and maybe taking some "collateral damage" with them.

But I think Google Glass(es) and Microsoft HoloLenses are just the harbingers of a coming market deluge of facially wearable Internet-connected devices with PC-like functionality that have the potential to thwart official efforts to ban driving distractions.

I have the feeling these will start to proliferate faster than the perfection and deployment of robocars without steering wheels...

 

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/29/2015 12:43:37 AM
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@Lyndon Or, in the case of Holo'd drivers who can't see the road, "The distracted are dead."

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/29/2015 12:36:49 AM
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@Jamescon No, I plan to use it at home. My family would know when mom's using the phone. I announce it to everybody before calling. Come to think of it, there really should be a way to identify if someone's using a handsfree headset—some sort of equivalent to holding up your phone to your ear.

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/26/2015 11:41:06 AM
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Seth writes


 I can't wait till I have the joy of sitting on a bus and getting punched by a guy playing a game on his holographic glasses. 


 

Actually, according to an article on Microsoft's new HoloLens in today's New York Times, this device (which looks sorts like skiers' dark glasses) can virtually "eliminate" actual visible objects in the user's field of sight. So your seatmate might just "disappear" you from his (or her) world. That should be interesting.

Also should be interesting if people start wearing these when driving. Austin, Texas now has a "hands-dree driving" law now in effect — no handheld devices allowed — so I fully expect to see drivers with HoloLenses blithely outwitting law enforcement as they drive around with their "ski glasses" placing them in a partially virtual reality world. Distraction is dead — Long Live Distraction!

 

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/25/2015 9:35:04 PM
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@ Jamescon, I had a gym mate who would constantly would be talking to himself, so I assumed he had one of those tiny, tiny earpieces on.  Turns out nope, just crazy.

While I don't necessarily cheer the demise of Glass, well okay, maybe just a bit, it does have potential uses.  And I remember when people were debating if people would use tablets or not.  A colleague has a smart watch but hasn't figured out how to make it do anything yet.  A tablet has many advantages over a smartphone for watching T.V. and other small uses.   I can't wait till I have the joy of sitting on a bus and getting punched by a guy playing a game on his holographic glasses. 

In the mean time I doubt that Glass is truly dead, but it will have to re-emerge as something different. 

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/23/2015 11:05:32 AM
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@MagneticNorth. Just don't be that person walking around the office with a bluetooth carrying on a loud conversation when nobody is sure whether you are talking to them and asking them how things are going. I had a boss that did that and he drove people nuts because they felt like fools when they answered him, only to see him keep on walking by.

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/22/2015 10:41:13 PM
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@CandidoNick And that's exactly why I was rooting for Glass. I'm a mother who already has her hands full. A hands-free smartphone would sure be helpful.

Re: Glass Concept
  • 1/22/2015 10:33:25 PM
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If I may cite the wisest alien on earth: “You forgot the last time. You remembered the fear and you put it into fairy stories. It’s the human superpower, forgetting. If you remembered how things felt, you’d have stopped having wars and stopped having babies.” (Doctor Who, "In the Forest of the Night")

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