Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Master Sage
    Firefox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    24
    Posts
    13,371
    Rep Power
    111
    Points
    10,524 (0 Banked)
    Items Firefox LogoBruce LeeArsenal
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    Google's Futuristic Glasses.. The Future is Here?

    I don't think I could bring myself to wear this ... but it's pretty awesome ! I also love Google and my Nexus S but wouldn't they know too much about you with these glasses on? (like where you go and what you do)
    I put this thread in general because it's not just tech but this is really a life changing thing!






    FULL Story: http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/4/292...-begin-testing

    A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled today by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from Google X, the company's "secret lab" focused on long-term projects. These early videos and images show an augmented reality concept that's deeply integrated with all of Google's services, with voice commands, video chat, location check-ins, maps (outside and in-store), and much more. The New York Times's Nick Bilton writes that the prototype glasses that Google showed off look like a "pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye." With the glasses set on the bridge of your nose via small pads, a clean Google UI is then integrated directly over your vision. Bilton says there are "dozens" of models, including variations that can "sit over a person's normal eyeglasses."


    The wrap-around glasses are early prototypes, and the Google+ page notes that these are possible designs that show what the interface and design could look like, and the video demonstrates "what it might enable you to do." The detailed demo video shows off a first-person view of an augmented day in the life of a New Yorker moving through the East Village, ending with a rooftop sunset video chat. Overlaid on the narrator's vision are weather stats, text messages, map directions, subway alerts, calendar reminders, and — of course — Google+ integration. The design elements seen in the video take some of the UI ideas seen in the company's recent ecosystem-wide redesigns,
    It seems the glasses have moved past the concept phase, though. Speaking to Bilton, someone who has used the glasses said, "They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it." In late February, Nick Bilton reported that "Google employees familiar with the project" confirmed the glasses would be available to the public for around $250 to $600 dollars by the end of 2012. At Wired, Steven Levy says that Project Glass "is very far from public beta," and that an end of year product launch is "extremely unlikely."

    Last edited by Firefox; 04-04-2012 at 22:06.

  2. Likes Ghost , Itachi , Dave-The-Rave likes this post
  3. #2
    Power Member
    Dave-The-Rave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    PSN ID
    Dave-The-Rave
    Age
    25
    Posts
    17,149
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    38,713 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIIIFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VI
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I'm not one of those people who is scared of the information Google has on us...so I find this incredibly awesome.

    The one downside is you would look a bit stupid wearing the thing, they need to adapt the technology somehow.
    Trophy-licious!


    3DS: 3754-7606-9595

  4. #3
    Master Sage
    Firefox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    24
    Posts
    13,371
    Rep Power
    111
    Points
    10,524 (0 Banked)
    Items Firefox LogoBruce LeeArsenal
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Yea I am not too afraid either since I use Android and love my Nexus S and I guess this isn't that big of a jump but I don't know.

    Google is really trying to make it like a fashion thing.. but it looks horrible.

    They need to integrate it with normal looking glasses/sunglasses.

    more pictures of people wearing it here:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/4/292...photos#3219079

  5. #4
    Elite Guru
    Nitey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Age
    25
    Posts
    5,673
    Rep Power
    64
    Points
    40,911 (0 Banked)
    Items DreamcastDeath Note LArsenal
    Not worried about the info too. I can't imagine it being all that different than walking around with your smartphone with GPS enabled

    It actually looks pretty cool, sign me up!

  6. #5
    ストライク・ザ・ブラッド
    Kuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ore no Sekai
    PSN ID
    xAkiRo
    Age
    21
    Posts
    13,104
    Rep Power
    103
    Points
    533,462 (0 Banked)
    Items YunaLuluBaby Chocobo
Gift received at 01-12-2013 from Ghost
Message: enjoy!Final Fantasy XIII-2AtlusFinal Fantasy Versus XIIIFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy V
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Yea I'd totally walk outside looking like that the look on other haters faces..oh yea

    PSN: xThAkIdJxYx Cod Psn:xxAkiRo
    ‎"It's not important to have a long life, the important thing is to have a happy life with your beloved ones"

  7. #6
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,267
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    47,318 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    And in years to come; when Apple steals/"adapts" this, everyone will praise Apple for their "innovation"....

    Be Together - Not the same.



  8. Likes plustheharm likes this post
  9. #7
    El Presidente
    podsaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    in a box
    Age
    23
    Posts
    3,972
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    25,148 (0 Banked)
    It just looks silly to me. I know I wouldn't use something like this...meh

    Focus. Control. Conviction. Resolve. A true ace lacks none of these attributes. Nothing can deter you from the task at hand except your own fears. This is your sky.

  10. #8
    Forum Sage
    Itachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winterfell
    PSN ID
    iwinulose042
    Age
    21
    Posts
    8,345
    Rep Power
    84
    Points
    31,925 (151,503 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIFull Metal AlchemistDragon Ball ZNarutoDeath NoteNaughty DogLightningNoctisAssassins Creed EzioPS3 Slim
    Incorporate this into my eye sight glasses and I'm sold

  11. Likes Wrath likes this post
  12. #9
    Administrator
    Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    PSN ID
    rokushakubo
    Posts
    12,932
    Rep Power
    134
    Points
    6,813,331 (100,956 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Awards PSU+ Patriot
    OP said there are many models including ones for ppl with glasses.

  13. #10
    Forum Sage
    Itachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winterfell
    PSN ID
    iwinulose042
    Age
    21
    Posts
    8,345
    Rep Power
    84
    Points
    31,925 (151,503 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIFull Metal AlchemistDragon Ball ZNarutoDeath NoteNaughty DogLightningNoctisAssassins Creed EzioPS3 Slim
    And a price range of $250 - $600 is so affordable given the tech.

  14. #11
    Dedicated Member
    mooninites's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    The Great Below
    PSN ID
    the_mooninites
    Posts
    1,182
    Rep Power
    27
    Points
    564 (0 Banked)
    Items ICO
    Like the idea, not crazy about how it looks.

  15. #12
    Forum Sage
    Itachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winterfell
    PSN ID
    iwinulose042
    Age
    21
    Posts
    8,345
    Rep Power
    84
    Points
    31,925 (151,503 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIFull Metal AlchemistDragon Ball ZNarutoDeath NoteNaughty DogLightningNoctisAssassins Creed EzioPS3 Slim
    Quote Originally Posted by mooninites View Post
    Like the idea, not crazy about how it looks.
    This is always the case with augmented reality glasses/helmets

  16. #13
    Super Moderator
    Lethal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kansas City
    PSN ID
    Lethal_NFS
    Age
    34
    Posts
    11,744
    Rep Power
    145
    Points
    84,908 (0 Banked)
    Items Michelle MarshAngelina JolieScarlett JohanssonOlivia WildeLucy Pinder
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Vehicle crashes will shoot up 200% because of these.

  17. #14
    El Presidente
    podsaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    in a box
    Age
    23
    Posts
    3,972
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    25,148 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Vehicle crashes will shoot up 200% because of these.
    Probably.

    I think I'll wait for Adam Jensen-esque eye augs, then we'll talk.

  18. #15
    Veteran
    bash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Age
    22
    Posts
    4,531
    Rep Power
    60
    Points
    1,736 (4,812 Banked)
    Items FuturamaLinuxBlizzardUser name style
    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Vehicle crashes will shoot up 200% because of these.
    It'll probably turn off while driving or something.
    2010 Lethal's FF League Champion

  19. #16
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,267
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    47,318 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by bash View Post
    It'll probably turn off while driving or something.
    Or it could probably and more likely, potentially aid in driving by adding countour (if needed) lines, distance to nearest intersections etc, and can sync with some cars ability to warn you of other oncoming cars/traffic (if about to have a fender bender or a possible incoming drunk driver/douch boy racer running a red and t-boning you).

    Like I said, if this was Apple, this would be praised blindly.

    No denying that.
    Be Together - Not the same.



  20. #17
    Dat Guy
    Chille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Your House.
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,166
    Rep Power
    134
    Points
    300 (1,062,841 Banked)
    Items Protect yourselfNew User TitleTitle Style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    If i can wear my normal glasses over it then day 1



    Thank you itachi

  21. #18
    Forum Sage
    Itachi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winterfell
    PSN ID
    iwinulose042
    Age
    21
    Posts
    8,345
    Rep Power
    84
    Points
    31,925 (151,503 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIFull Metal AlchemistDragon Ball ZNarutoDeath NoteNaughty DogLightningNoctisAssassins Creed EzioPS3 Slim
    It must have some sort of processor and networking hardware built in. How can you fit all that in such a device?
    EPIC ENGINEERING!

  22. #19
    Forum Guru
    Beast of Bourbon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Blighttown
    PSN ID
    Azrael666
    Age
    30
    Posts
    3,510
    Rep Power
    78
    Points
    12,630 (0 Banked)
    Items DoomPlayStationDiablo IIIBlizzardDemons Souls CoverDark Souls Cover
    The idea is cool but i don't want to watch ads on my glasses / while watching ads on my tv / while receiving ads on my phone etc. etc.
    Make it adfree and this could really be revolutionary, finally something to do during those boring meetings

  23. #20
    Master Sage
    Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bowling
    PSN ID
    I'll let you know.
    Posts
    13,137
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    22,648 (0 Banked)
    Items Olivia WildeArnold SchwarzneggerPearl JamSylvester StalloneScarlett JohanssonAC/DCAppleLegend of ZeldaBruce WillisNintendo 64Gran Turismo 5PlayStation
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    So if it can screen restaurants, I wonder if it can screen for HIV and illegal aliens.


  24. #21
    Elite Sage
    Xelios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Age
    22
    Posts
    10,438
    Rep Power
    111
    Points
    22,827 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by podsaurus View Post
    Probably.

    I think I'll wait for Adam Jensen-esque eye augs, then we'll talk.
    Those were the $#@!. Instant sunglasses.
    I once ate a dirty sock...don't tell anyone.
    World domination has taken a momentary setback...talk amongst yourselves in the meantime.
    UK>America. its just true

  25. #22
    Master Sage
    HellsJester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alone in the Cold
    Posts
    13,626
    Rep Power
    114
    Points
    42,018 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Futurama already did this with their apple parody episode except instead of glasses they actually inserted something into your eye.
    Would probably wear.

  26. #23
    Veteran
    yourmumsface17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    24
    Posts
    4,596
    Rep Power
    68
    Points
    14,867 (0 Banked)
    Items Firefox LogoPS3 SlimUser name style
    What a great idea, if they didn't look so horrible I would defo consider it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.