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Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

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Creepy
  5719 votes / 32%
Cool
  2618 votes / 14%
Ugly
  1604 votes / 8%
Baffling
  1030 votes / 5%
Intriguing
  4958 votes / 27%
Short-sighted
  1324 votes / 7%
I've got my own adjective! (Explained in comments.)
  597 votes / 3%
17850 total votes.
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Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

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  • Invasive (Score:5, Insightful)

    by theshowmecanuck (703852) on Saturday May 18, 2013 @12:59PM (#43762979) Journal
    Pure and simple.
  • by Sean_Inconsequential (1883900) on Saturday May 18, 2013 @03:57PM (#43764159)

    I don't understand this "I don't want to be recorded" that people always go on about with this. Seriously, what is so special about you that a stranger would want to record you?

  • by WillKemp (1338605) on Saturday May 18, 2013 @06:13PM (#43764797) Homepage

    If that means turning off my Glass before looking at things that look vaguely like dildos so I don't get spammed with sex aids in my contextually-aware adstream, then so be it

    How are you intending to know what something looks like before you look at it?

  • by pavon (30274) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @12:00AM (#43766117)

    If I'm not so special, then why do my mundane activities need to be recorded? What benifit does it serve? Certainly not mine; the activities being recording are so unexceptional the only people to gain by having a recording of them are my loved ones who want a momento of the event or people looking for dirt on me. If I don't know you, but you are sending video of me into some cloud service, then no good can possibly come to me as a result. The most likely outcome is that nothing will come of it. But that is also the best case. The less likely cases are that I could loose my job, or be convicted of some bullshit crime.

    I can appreciate the argument that you shouldn't do things in public that you don't want people to know. However the areas that are considered a "public space" has been expanding conciderably to the point where your personal home is the only real private space. But people aren't solitary creatures. They need to be able to congregate with others like them without having their activities scrutinized by the entire world, just by the community that they are interacting with. We need freedom to not spend our lives living like a PR representative on the stage every hour that we are outside of our homes.

  • by anyaristow (1448609) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @07:44AM (#43767223)

    When you hold your cell phone up, rather than looking down at it, I have a clue you may be taking photos or videos. I can turn away or walk away if I don't want to be on your facebook page. But most of the time you aren't doing that. Right?

    If you have a camera always facing where you are looking, and everyone knows you have a camera facing where you are looking, then you are always potentially recording people, and you may find it common for people to look away or walk away from you.

  • Re:Dorky (Score:5, Insightful)

    by SuperKendall (25149) on Sunday May 19, 2013 @03:40PM (#43769143)

    That is the best summary I have yet seen as to the problems someone who is inherently a technologist can see with the product.

    The other aspect of this I find troubling in a consumer product, is that SO MUCH money is spent getting rid of glasses - Lasick, contacts, etc. - that I can't see how they can find much of a market that wants bulky things you have to wear on your head all the time.

    Even he watches like Pebble, I can see some appeal to them for normal people even though I don't want one myself (got rid of watches years ago). But Google Glasses, I cannot see the appeal outside of a very tiny minority.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr

 



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