1. Post #1
    Dennab
    October 2007
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    https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/posts/9uiwXY42tvc
    Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it's one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we're seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we've outgrown the lab and so we're officially "graduating" from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We're thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality.

    As part of this transition, we're closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what's coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we're continuing to build for the future, and you'll start to see future versions of Glass when they're ready. (For now, no peeking.)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30831128
    Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology correspondent
    Google has tried to present this announcement as just another step in the evolution of an amazing innovation. But make no mistake - Google Glass is dead, at least in its present form.

    As I found when I spent a couple of months wearing Glass, it has a number of really useful aspects - in particular the camera. There is however one huge disadvantage - it makes its users look daft, and that meant that it was never going to appeal to a wide audience.
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  2. Post #2
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    Dennab
    January 2009
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    There is however one huge disadvantage - it makes its users look daft, and that meant that it was never going to appeal to a wide audience.
    So much development effort could have been saved if somebody did two steps back and realized "well, this looks fucking stupid, tho"
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  3. Post #3
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    At least they made them, it shows it can be done and this wont be the last time we see "smart glasses"
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  4. Post #4
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    July 2005
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    Stupid title. Google's just closing the 'open beta' testing they're doing and advancing the project to the next stage. They haven't said anywhere that it's dead or even slowing down; actually, they said the opposite.

    The only thing that's "dead" is the ability to buy a prototype for $1,500.
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  5. Post #5
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    The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.
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  6. Post #6
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
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  7. Post #7
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    Dennab
    April 2007
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    We must elect Cubeman to revive it.
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  8. Post #8
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    July 2007
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
    You look like this:
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  9. Post #9
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
    This is all I've ever asked for
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  10. Post #10
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    Wouldn't you elect someone looking that fucking baller?
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    The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.
    It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves; we just need to give society time to decide that it doesn't "look stupid" for no good reason other than "that's different, stop being different".

    I mean hey, what about phones and watches? Watches are machines that we strap to our wrists and are often in plain sight. They're just considered "not stupid" because they're old. Mobile phones have become commonplace, and now it's "okay" to have one out and be tapping away at it in public places. Given some time and wide market availability, I'm sure it eventually would become accepted to have a tiny little computer hanging onto your glasses.
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  12. Post #12
    Dennab
    April 2014
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    It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves;
    That sounds like the beginning of every AI related science fiction ever.
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    February 2005
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
    Google Glass is the modern fedora
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    It's all about societal acceptance. It's inevitable that we'd start attaching machines to ourselves; we just need to give society time to decide that it doesn't "look stupid" for no good reason other than "that's different, stop being different".

    I mean hey, what about phones and watches? Watches are machines that we strap to our wrists and are often in plain sight. They're just considered "not stupid" because they're old. Mobile phones have become commonplace, and now it's "okay" to have one out and be tapping away at it in public places. Given some time and wide market availability, I'm sure it eventually would become accepted to have a tiny little computer hanging onto your glasses.
    I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.
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    Go to 0:48
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    I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.
    Yeah, that makes sense. I guess as a sci-fi nerd I'm less weirded out by gadgets on someone's head than someone else who isn't used to such a thing. I still think it could eventually become something that's generally accepted, though.

  17. Post #17
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    September 2007
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    You look like this:
    Holy shit, it's a fistmagnet.
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  18. Post #18
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    When I was at CES Toshiba was working on some similar "glass" tech, augmented reality and stuff. Pretty nice, I think I remember seeing a few other booths showcasing glass tech, Mitsubishi was showing this windshield with a project AR hud.

  19. Post #19
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    I think the main reason why it looks dumb is that it's right on your face. You can't look someone in the eye without noticing it. Watches are a lot subtler in comparison. Its like the difference between an arm tattoo and a face tattoo.
    People got used to normal glasses as well.

  20. Post #20
    "Yeah my dog sleeps near my feet. sometimes i squeeze her with my legs and she farts."
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    March 2010
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    You look like this:
    That fucking smirk though
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  21. Post #21
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    September 2007
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    People got used to normal glasses as well.
    I'm not saying that it will always look dumb. There are plenty of cultures that wear things on their faces that would look strange to most people in other cultures. It will just take longer for people to adjust.

  22. Post #22
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    November 2007
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    To be honest, Wear in general seems to do most of what Glass can do without looking like a dork.

    Sorry, Gaboer.
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  23. Post #23
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    Dennab
    July 2012
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
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  24. Post #24
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    March 2005
    9,492 Posts
    wish there were helicopter sunglasses you could pop on, if you're going outside you might as well wear glasses.

  25. Post #25
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    July 2006
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
    All we need to do to make Google Glass accepted is to make them look cool or invisible.

    That's it.
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  26. Post #26
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    July 2010
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    Cubeman is going to be upset incase the police take his away again as he wont be able to buy another one.
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  27. Post #27
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    December 2007
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    The main problem with Google Glass is that you don't look like this when wearing them.
    It could be if you had them drilled into your skull like he did

  28. Post #28
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    March 2009
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    The thread title has been changed to the article's for clarity.
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  29. Post #29
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    February 2010
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    Wouldn't you elect someone looking that fucking baller?
    Yes, Jensen 2016
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  30. Post #30
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    The question is, how do you avoid it looking weird? It's always going to look weird having technology on clothes because we're not used to it at all. Unless they manage to make the screen totally unnoticeable, I don't think they can ever make it not look odd.
    Having them paired with their prescription frames made it look a lot better in my opinion. At least you have glasses vs. having the titanium bar on your head
    To be honest, Wear in general seems to do most of what Glass can do without looking like a dork.

    Sorry, Gaboer.
    It's ok ):

  31. Post #31
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    May 2012
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    To be honest, Wear in general seems to do most of what Glass can do without looking like a dork.

    Sorry, Gaboer.
    yea besides the camera in the glass I can't think of any unique features that wear doesn't have

  32. Post #32
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    yea besides the camera in the glass I can't think of any unique features that wear doesn't have
    I mean having the screen projected into your eye is a pretty big unique feature. I feel like I'm able to do quite a few things having the screen on me without having to look down at a wrist or something. Plus that kinda was the entire main point glass was designed anyways, information with just a glance up
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  33. Post #33
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    January 2005
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    Stupid title. Google's just closing the 'open beta' testing they're doing and advancing the project to the next stage. They haven't said anywhere that it's dead or even slowing down; actually, they said the opposite.

    The only thing that's "dead" is the ability to buy a prototype for $1,500.
    Google has plans on releasing a second version of the Glass in 2015. Hope it's smaller and sleeker.
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  34. Post #34
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    November 2008
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    People actually bought this thing for casual use, despite it being only for testing purposes.

    $1500 for this thing is just ridiculous.
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  35. Post #35
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    October 2009
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    At least they made them, it shows it can be done and this wont be the last time we see "smart glasses"
    No shit, everybody else who developed a glass system is building it as a business compatable hud, google probably realised it around the same time but kept this up for image sake

  36. Post #36
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    August 2006
    5,573 Posts
    I can see them try and find a design that can stay upright when held on only one ear and that like, sticks to your face or something. The fundamental flaw in the design is the bar that goes over your eyes, it makes you look like a dumbass wearing eyewear with no glasses on.

  37. Post #37
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    January 2008
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    People actually bought this thing for casual use, despite it being only for testing purposes.

    $1500 for this thing is just ridiculous.
    Because they are stupid and don't understand what product testing really is.
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  38. Post #38
    Dennab
    August 2005
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    I'm thinking smart watches are going to take the place Glass was anticipated to take up in the consumer market.

    Watches have the 'fitness' angle on their side, and you can forget about it most of the time. Glass is always in your face, either nagging you or just getting in the way. It has some interesting professional use-cases in medical and manufacturing, but it's not great for everyday, recreational use.
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  39. Post #39
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    Well it was sold expensive because rich people always want to be exclusive. They scapegoat the rich for product testing and then release to the consumers cheaper where they'll make actual profits

  40. Post #40
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    February 2011
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    You look like this:
    every god damn thread

    it's as if someone out there wants me to remember that face
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