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Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Alright, so this post is about Project Glass from Google.



This opens like, a whole bunch of opportunities for developers.




so, discuss.

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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

http://www.theverge....s-begin-testing

What - are you writing a paper on this and need opinions? Where's yours?
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

pretty neat. I hope it runs android, I'm not sure I want it to run Chrome however given the lack of local storage and only web applications.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

well I think it presents a whole new bunch of opportunities. I'm not sure how Google will handle it either. There might also be a good chance that this could be useful to emergency services and civilians for recording things and calling for help if it's needed, especially with If You See Something, Film Something gaining attention recently. And it presents a whole bunch of privacy issues, which has also been a major concern recently.

We'll just have to wait and see what Google does.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Inb4 rules and agreements:

"Google has the right to record all conversations and/or sights seen/heard with the Google Glasses."
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Think about how much they need to know about you to make that system do the things it does in that video. People are already upset about phones tracking much less information so I don't see how this would go over well.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

most people seem blissfully ok with how much phones track your info from what I can tell; I don't see this being any different.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

If google wants to watch the porn I'm watching with their swanky glasses to better improve my porn-finding techniques, I'm cool with that.

I'd actually be more excited with developing things for it myself, to be honest.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:19 AM

Wait... 4 April? Isn't April fools 1 April?

jk




Great, now I can see Google Ads everywhere!

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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Wow...no way in hell would I want something like that. Does anyone seriously need assistance living their life like a normal human being?
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

@Craig328 It's like having a wallhack for life, if you do it right. If nothing else, think of the emergency/medical/military capabilities this would give people. Let cops compare the face of a suspect with the photograph that's circulating, hands free, let soldiers get a super-imposed view of where some bad guys have been spotted by a helicopter, that kind of thing. The only part that scares me is the potential of your brain surgeon watching cat videos on youtube during surgery and negatively influencing your linguistic abilities so dat if u wanna say sumthin u has to talks laik dis. Mew!

As far as the rest of it is concerned, I'd love to have something like this. I don't think it's unrealistic to expect, say, Walmart, or Tesco, or whatever supermarket you go to, to print relatively large qrcodes in the linoleum floor tiles they use next to the aisle numbers, or on the shelves or wherever. It doesn't seem unrealistic to me if there are people using this kind of technology, because it's just a small step from there to realize that the glasses might keep track of your shopping even without being on a network, and use an in-memory shopping list to point out things that you need to get and where they are, based on what it can see with the camera it would almost certainly have.

I don't think helping you find porn based on what you're watching is a realistic expectation, at least right away, first because so few people would want to code it to do anything other than point to their own personal porn site (LoD, step in here and give us a blurb about this!), and I don't think a massive visual dictionary of things that it would recognize is a realistic expectation, at least to start (although it is realistic when you consider that it's probable that a machine-learning program will do this on a server somewhere, and this kind of recognition could be done as a data service with a pretty good payback if done properly, and that would stimulate greater development and more widespread interest). Maps of bookstore sections also seem ridiculous, although it could be implemented as a subset of the already existing google-earth framework, if it came to that. What I mean by this is, you could submit a map of your home, or business, or of a public building somewhere else, label the sections, and that could be tied to the locational data in google earth.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

I'm well aware of what it is. I didn't need it explained to me.

If you're good with having a corporation keep practically second by second tabs on you and potentially record every single thing you do, see, experience...well...you've pretty much forfeited the right to express any opinion you may ever decide to form about personal privacy rights. That you went all in and said "and hey, the cops could have access too" as though having the police keep an eye on what you do...good God. Do you seriously trust law enforcement that much that you'd cheerfully grant them a window into your life at their whim on the promise they'd only use that "for good"?

You may as well go ahead and ask your doctor if you can have this wonder of technology surgically implanted for even more "convenience".

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

I'm not advocating anybody seeing what you do, I'm advocating the technology. The technology can exist without the bits that you're worried about, although this is less likely, since (naturally) anybody who invests in developing this kind of thing will want to profit from it.

The distinction here is that you are (correctly) concerned about the many inevitable privacy issues, but these aren't something I'm even interested in considering yet, because the fears we all have about this would simply be things we would turn off at the first opportunity- not because we'd be worried somebody would do what we fear (although I'd certainly have it at the back of my mind), but because- just like some iPad apps use a lot of data and have a warning that they might have roaming charges or whatever- this kind of data transmission would be too expensive to implement full time if the users were expected to pay for it.

As far as my trust for the police is concerned, the only interaction I typically have with policemen is either off duty and thus unwitting (and in circumstances where they resolutely do not want to deal with anyone's shit if nobody is going to die), or in circumstances where I am a criminal until I pay a bribe. I'm under no illusions about the 'magical betterness' of western police forces either, because the entire incentive system is set up so that they win when they catch people breaking a list of rules that, unfortunately, have little or nothing to do with morality or common sense. At least here, I can bribe my way out of a ticket for a few bucks- there, they'd keep half of your much larger bribe, report the other half, and lock you up for longer, and then they'd be rewarded for being an up-standing guy and not caving to the temptations of a degenerate lowlife.

at least if you had those glasses on you could report the prick that tried to do that.
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Re: Project Glass

Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

is the kind of things that shows you what ladies look like with their clothes off?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

yes.. and it will also aggregate her social network data to tell if she's single or in a relationship, the probability of said relationship failing, her interests, her unspoken interests, likes, dislikes, hobbies, and how far seated her daddy complex is.
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