It lacks specifics and relies on fear, uncertainty and doubt. Even if the conclusion goes along with facts, the actual argument used can still be FUD.
It's a hunger for feel good infotainment in quick easy to digest sizes. There's a world of difference between actual education and hearing an educated person tell stories about their life and discoveries. I've known tons of people who like TED talks, or watching pop-science documentaries. Not once, not even a single time, have I see anyone of them actually take that interest to the next level and start to gain a real education or understanding of the subject.
It's that lack of self awareness that really amazes me. It's one thing if it's an 18 year old raging about this. But most often it seems to be older people who already went through one "I'm so mad if you have this device!" stage of life before adapting to it and jumping on board. Even if one wasn't personally part of it, you'd sure think that the very recent example there would highlight the nature of changing social trends in the wake of new technologies.
And that's not even counting the fact that sunglasses with hidden cameras have been common for around a decade as well. And that's just the cheapo bargain basement stuff. I feel like people are going to start being shocked to discover that mp3 players exist too.
Wait, he said a swear when I robbed him? Well he obviously deserved it!
I wish more people realized just how bad the average driver is. Almost nobody wants to admit to themselves that they risk other people's live son a frequent basis for minor personal gain. But that's just the reality of anyone who's ever driven to work when tired. To admit cars like this are a good idea is to admit that you've been willing to kill or cripple other people for a paycheck. Then again I'm a bit bitter because I was crippled in a car accident by an idiot who thought she could drive on no sleep on an icy road.
I don't think there is one within the generations alive right now. The only real plan I think is to simply live, expand options as much as possible for the next generation and then die to make room. Then repeat as needed until incremental change makes for a wider one or at least provides for additional options for our great great grandkids to work with.
I mostly agree. I think in the short run direct democracy can be incredibly effective. It can work well in situations where every participant is dedicated to studying the issues and has the ability to weigh and discuss them. The problem is that situations like that can only exist in artificial conditions and not, say, in a general population where everyone's automatically a citizen by birthright.
I don't want it enough to spend very much on it. So I'm willing to bet I'll be passing on glass. But I really would love to have google maps while I'm hiking or exploring new areas. Obviously it's not horrible to grab my phone every now and then to check things out. But one less thing to fumble around with always makes it easier to just relax and enjoy the walk.
The opposite is pretty annoying as well. I hate when random strangers act like I'm being horribly rude for not noticing that they said something to me. If someone I don't know says something, isn't in my direct line of sight, and isn't also looking at me? I just assume they're talking to someone else or are on the phone.
I was pretty unimpressed with the demonstrations for the iPad. My reaction there was pretty much what I find myself thinking with glass. Basically just that it's a different output for a smartphone. And I do still agree with my first reaction. But at the same time, what I didn't get back then was the subjective experience of using that different display. The different form factor didn't seem like it'd be significant, but it wound up really impressing me once I finally did give it a chance.
I think there's going to be a large chunk of people impulse buying it based on what they simply think it can do. The public perception of glass was in large part created way before the actual reality of it was demonstrated. A lot of those people will have enough money that they'll have no problem buying it without doing any real research first. That said, I'm sure there's a fair amount of people who'll buy it because they actually do want some of the features it offers. God knows I've seen enough facebook feeds with people snapping pictures of mundane things to know there's a market for making that easier for them.
So take a minute on your phone to cash out the bitcoins into your bank account and then withdraw it.
Who gives a shit? The most used platform for it is a www 3.0 to slip under the radar of what the popularity of the normal web wouldn't allow. That's just the nature of things in a worldwide environment where a good idea is all it takes to get things going. One thing gets too popular to be useful for a specific function and people create the successor which will be strange and scary to whatever generation is two jumps up from it.
Nice in theory. In practice you're describing almost every middle class person in western countries. And I'd wager to say most people in general. Even if the middle class in the west is the single greatest representation of it.