Google Glass. Super Cool.

Google Glass

Remember the Terminator movies – how “Arnold” (the Terminator) would look at stuff and get all kinds of dials and gauges and instructions that appeared in his field of vision? But they didn’t block his vision in any way? Wasn’t that cool?

Google is announcing “Google Glass”, and implementation of this kind of technology, will be available before the end of 2013. And, even though it is Google and not Apple who is announcing it (right now, anyway), the technology will work with iPhones as well as Andoid devices via Bluetooth.

So, what does it mean for you and me and everyone? Well, first, you could be reading emails, texts, talking on the phone, browsing the ‘net, watching porn, recording whatever you see – all while taking a stroll down the street. If you think people (kids especially) are becoming more anti-social because their attention is always on their smartphone, this will create a little bubble of isolation for people, even when they are in large crowds.

Here’s some more thoughts…

According to FastCoDesign.com and the New York Times…

Google Glass is cutting-edge tech, driven by a high-speed wireless infrastructure that didnt even exist a few years ago…. Googles design team has made Glasss look and comfort a priority, according to a person briefed on the companys design process. Designers first made it in black, thinking it would flatter everyone, but they added colors because black frames can look heavy on a fair person. The glasses, which 18 months ago weighed eight pounds, are now lighter than a typical pair of sunglasses. Engineers have worked to shrink the components so wearers look less like cyborgs.

But, it’s not going to be just a fashion statement for the cutting-edge crowd.

“I think the utility (of Google Glass) to policing should be obvious,” (Charles) Stross (author of Halting State) says, reminding me that fellow science fiction writer Vernor Vinge (the inventor of “the singularity”) has proposed contact lenses doing the same thing in a slightly more distant future.

Can you imagine? Every cop (whether real or rented) you see with Google Glasses could easily be recording and broadcasting you every move you make. Watch out shoplifters.

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    • Nick
    • December 10, 2013
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    What Do I Need To Know To Make An Application For Google Glass? I have an amazing application idea for the new google glass coming out. I watched the API video on youtube, I know a good deal on Html and Css (<- really basic), and I am currently learning more on javascript. I started to learn XML but i didn't know if it would help me. I would just like a set list to go off to learn.

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      • Admin
      • December 10, 2013
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      What you need to know is the release date…and well maybe you’ll just go to this

      http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/

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    • Dylan
    • December 14, 2013
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    Google Glass Like Things That Can Watch Youtube Videos? Ok so im looking for a cheaper version of google glass and have a budget of about 450$ (i might be able to get about 100$ more) anyways yea i would like it to have headphones and be discreet.

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      • Admin
      • December 14, 2013
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      A very good one is the spaceglasses. just check their website!

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    • Nicholas Melinich
    • January 28, 2014
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    I Have An App Idea For Google Glass But How Do I Make Money Off Of It? Lets say I have some ideas for an application for google glass but do not have the technical skills to create it, how would I go about sharing my idea but still make money off of it?

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      Some professional inventors will tell you that good ideas alone are a dime dozen, implementing it, then having it embraced by users are the more challenging parts.

      There are a million apps on the mobile app stores, most of which make little money. Until Google glass gets pages the limited development phase and gets into the hands of many consumers there will not be much earning potential from glass apps.

      There are mobile game develop/marketing guides suggesting you can get a basic game made for about $300 and a 3D game for perhaps $1500 through an oursourcer, Elance.com or vworker.com are places more likely to have the skilled coders required for your project, which may be more expensive than a game made with established tools.

      If you just want your idea considered, just suggest it on some glass developer forum, maybe your name could be mentioned in the credits.

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    • Joseph
    • January 30, 2014
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    PLEASE HELP! Where Can I Get A Fake Google Glass Prop? I need a fake prop/replica of Google Glass. Please help!

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      Buy some glasses similar to these and remove the lenses:
      http://www.amazon.com/DPG55-11C-Anti-Fog-Protective-Glasses-Dual-Injected/dp/B000RKS07I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386554194&sr=8-3&keywords=no+lense+glasses

      then just make the projector out of something laying around the house

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    • Zafar Sheikh
    • February 22, 2014
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    How To Use Google Glass?

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      • Admin
      • February 22, 2014
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      Hey thats good init…its some high tech voice activated camera which are all a load of crap in noisey areas…but dont start talking about it to your friends saying it cost a bomb because the glasses will explode…BOOM

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    • Andy
    • April 4, 2014
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    How To Make Google Glasses? I saw google glasses and i want to make an alternative or the exact thing. If so i would like it to connect to my iphone.

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      If you have the technology, you would have to project images into the lenses somehow, and have a Bluetooth connected to your iPhone. I’m not trying to be mean, but if you were lazy enough to wear glasses instead of holding your phone, I would not go through the trouble of trying to make them. If you were though, it would most likely end up costing more than Google glasses themselves. I would suggest either buying them (if you have enough money to get the stuff to make them) or just plain out not trying to, I think it would be too expensive and extremely difficult.

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    • Mr Sayer
    • April 9, 2014
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    Will Google Glass Become As Common As The Cell-phone Eventually? Meaning even people in poverty will own them.

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      I certainly hope not.
      Google glass seems like a good idea, amd once google figures out how to make them look loke regular glasses/sungless and not a freaking computer stapled to your face, they will become more and more tempting.

      But imagine how many car crashes there will be when everyone and there mother is scrolling thru their twitter while driving.

      And imagine how insecure you would feel talking to a person with google glass. #1 the probably wont be listening to you and #2 they could be filming you/taking pictures of you ant any moment with out your knowing.

      Personally, i think that if wearable tech beacomes the standard, it should be a smart watch.

      The ultimate smartphone would come with a watch that matches and connects to recieve texts, phone calls, calendar items, notifications, and a few simple apps like weather and clocks and things.

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    • William M
    • April 9, 2014
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    How Can I Get Help Paying For Google Glasses? Basically I finally received an invite code. Unfortunately I can’t afford them right now. I am looking for any advise on how to get the money to purchase these. My basis is I want to develop applications on this device to assist disabled veterans, being one myself. I can see so much potential in these for those who have limited limb usage. And advise or assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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      EVen me too want to buy google glasses..I swear how can one can give such type of product..Seriously Google you are god :).Brother!!We have to collect money and wait for some years..definitely we will have that one.till then we only enjoy by seeing this link http://www.google.com/glass/start/

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    • Dylan
    • April 15, 2014
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    Do You Need To Own A Phone For Google Glass To Work? I want to buy google glass when it comes out, but I don’t own a phone, will that be a problem? (I own a ipod and ipad though).
    also can I use a laptop instead and do I have to have a google phone or can I use an iphone if I get one

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      Hi Dylan,

      No, you do not need to own a phone for google glass to work. Having a laptop will be useful for managing your google accounts and for purchasing apps for the glasses in the future. Having wifi connectivity will be enough to take advantage of most of the functions of the glasses. The main benefit of having a phone to pair with google glass is to sync contacts, take calls and use the phones wireless/data plan for mobile internet connectivity.

      Also, it is “rumored” that google glass will work with iphones as well, which makes sense if they want to control a larger portion of the market.

      Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-glass/

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    • Anonymous
    • April 22, 2014
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    How To Use Google Glass?

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      Hey thats good init…its some high tech voice activated camera which are all a load of crap in noisey areas…but dont start talking about it to your friends saying it cost a bomb because the glasses will explode…BOOM

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    • Anonymous
    • April 30, 2014
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    Will They Ever Make More Google Glasses?

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      Google Glass is going to be a flop…don’t buy in to the hype.

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    • Anonymous
    • May 1, 2014
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    Google Glass AR Adblock A Good Idea? Would an app for google glass that cut out ads in real life , like augmented reality, be successful?

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      Simple answer: No
      Google Glass would have to put something else where the AD was removed.
      I do suppose it could replace it with picture of kittens, but that wouldn’t be practical.
      There would also be the issue of rendering time, which would cause some issues. It honestly depends on the advancement of technology.

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    • Luz
    • May 11, 2014
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    What Is The Google Glass ? Ive seen it on a YouTube video and I don’t get how you use the glass ? Any ideas??

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      Its a high tec and advanced Eye glasses that powered by android operating system. it can connect to internet and record vedioes plus it can take pictures just like your Iphone but tiny you only need wear it like sunglasses. But this is still a project no beta versions released but prototypes have been made.
      this glass control via voice commands just like “Ok glass” represent Enter button on a pc. Plus this glass got GPS (global positioned system) that can help user to find where they need to go. google glass uses WiFi as band. This prototype glasses are now avalible but only for explorers to test. But this awesome thing will soon come to market> ?

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    • Akman
    • June 3, 2014
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    Google Glass AR Adblock A Good Idea? Would an app for google glass that cut out ads in real life , like augmented reality, be successful?

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      Simple answer: No
      Google Glass would have to put something else where the AD was removed.
      I do suppose it could replace it with picture of kittens, but that wouldn’t be practical.
      There would also be the issue of rendering time, which would cause some issues. It honestly depends on the advancement of technology.

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