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Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« on: May 16, 2013, 05:38:28 AM »
Google Glass - cool or creepy?

It promises to reshape our relationship with the online world - or turn us all into cyborgs, invading each other's privacy with careless abandon. Say what you like about Google Glass, it's certainly proved a talking point.



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Re: Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 09:31:37 AM »
I think that it gives us each, individually, the ability to do what's already being done on a collective/societal level. From what I've heard about this it gives each individual wearing the goggles "facial recognition technology". This is already being done in public places, at sporting events, etc, so I guess what's the harm?
Picture this, I'm walking down the street on a bright and sunny day and a really good looking woman is approaching from the opposite direction. Suddenly I get a notification alert on my cell phone and I look at the text and it advises me that this is the same girl I was madly in love with from afar in high school, she married her high school sweetheart, just found out he is cheating on her with the cleaning lady at his office and she's looking for an "encounter". It even tells me that her husband gave her herpes 6 months ago but what is herpes in comparison with the plucking of the old heart strings.  I spin around and say "hey, aren't you (insert name here)?". The rest of the story is a fun afternoon of drinking Caucasians and attempting a yoga-type position that will increase the possibility of conception.
So, from that standpoint it doesn't seem like such a bad idea.

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Re: Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 09:55:09 AM »
Personally, I like technology.  I'm a gamer, I tinker with computers, I build stuff.  But I'm also very, very, cautious about what information I let out on the net.  Places of employment, real names, numbers, pictures. 

Granted anyone who really wanted to could probably find my life story but for most, it's that little bit of inconvenience that makes them not bother.  It's like putting a sign up in your yard saying your front door lock is rated at 30 minutes before whoever wants to pick it can get it open.  Determined person will take the time, others will go to the next house and not have to go through the hassle. 

That said, it's the reason I fear the google glass thing.  I can just look at someone and boom, there we go.  Done.  Just by looking.  There's no deterrent, no effort.  Without that I hate to think of the abuses.

As illustrated it can be used for good.  But what are the possibilities for the evil when it comes out?  People with restraining orders, Correction Officers, perhaps suddenly the person you're talking too, after a little delving into the google glass trove of information, now you're looking at his Police Academy graduation photo and realize he's an undercover. 

I mean it might be extreme, I don't know much about to google glass inner workings, but I do know after hearing about this I wish there was a way to get into the net and scrub myself from it before it becomes wide spread. 

But that's just the paranoid security aspect of my personality asserting itself.  I need to research it more, figure out exactly what the capabilities are before I can form more then a knee jerk opinion like the above. 

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Re: Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 12:31:45 PM »
Google Glass - cool or creepy?

It promises to reshape our relationship with the online world - or turn us all into cyborgs,


yes please the sooner the better (I want to be Borg).

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invading each other's privacy with careless abandon.

Unlike facebook, google street view, twitter, mobile phones generally, CCTV, huge government institutions listening to every call or looking at every e-mail just incase you may be a terrorist.?

Say what you like about Google Glass, it's certainly proved a talking point.

My question has to be will I be able to fit them to my present prescription?
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Re: Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 04:05:16 PM »
Mobile Internet providers will we rubbing there hands at this development with the glasses continually connected to the google server burning up your user allowance
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Re: Google Glass - cool or creepy?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 12:10:15 AM »
Mobile Internet providers will we rubbing there hands at this development with the glasses continually connected to the google server burning up your user allowance

Yep, fuckin' eh, not to mention ads in your face!

And @ meekon5, RE: "My question has to be will I be able to fit them to my present prescription?"

That is a damn good question. Will you be wearing Google glasses over your prescription glasses? And how about over sunglasses?
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 12:13:04 AM by DigitalBuddha »

 

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