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First Steps in Augmented Reality - Google Glasses

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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:29 PM
Hello ATS,

Another trans-humanism tool has popped up into my attention.

You may or may not have heard of it, they're calling it "Google Glass".
Glasses on your face, that record everything.
It was only a matter of time that they would push something like this, it's been mentioned in many science fiction books since the '50s, easily.
So am I surprised? Not really.

But this honestly creeps me out, and I see it as yet another invasion of privacy on the most personal level: your damned eyeballs.

This to me seems like the ultimate "convenience over privacy" tool of the very near future.

Might sound cool right now, but just how will these evolve? Voice activated contact lenses, how about some groovy retro eye-implants.

Almost want one?
Or "do you see what I see?"

Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). Project Glass products would display information in smartphone-like format, hands-free and could interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The prototype's functionality and minimalist appearance (aluminium strip with 2 nose pads) has been compared to Steve Mann's EyeTap.

edit on 20-2-2013 by ThinkingCap because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:35 PM
1500.00 that is a pricey toy.When they offer a night vision app I'll jump on it.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:36 PM
I wouldn't want a pair, but then I've never used their search engine either. If people buy these then they shouldn't expect any privacy. So buyer beware.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:37 PM
They've been trying to keep Google Glasses on the minds of the people for quite some time now, but I just don't see people jumping for them yet (regional problems no doubt come into it).
I was looking for a video on it, but found this one instead which is no doubt what it REALLLLLY will be like. Warning, slight course language!

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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by cavtrooper7

Sure is pricey. Give it a few years, everyone will be distributed them like they are candy.

To be completely honest, a night vision app does sound pretty cool.

But damn this stuff creeps me *out* - by it's self? Maybe not. But in tandem with everything else we know about the encroaching invasion against our privacy, no bueno!

I see things like this as in their infancy... What will these evolve into?

There's a documentary you guys should check out, called "We Live in Public" --- after watching this, I've come to the conclusion that whenever new devices like this pop up, be very suspicious.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by Qumulys

WOW... That video was pure genius. At least we know consumers of this device will be great runners up for the Darwin awards.

Thanks for the contribution.... Hahaha.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 05:52 PM
I want a HUD!
I want to see life the same way I see a video game. a compass up top, a healthbar, and maybe even a quick inventory (smart wallets?) Also, being able to toggle regular vision, enhanced lighting, night vision, zoom, etc...

freaking awesome!

Would need to look like sunglasses though. Lets not forego style in our tech.

I do have concerns though and laws should be made immediate...such as no scanning people without permission (no talking to someone and it auto googles based on their face). I can see a ton of legal issues here, so it is best if it is just outright banned before its implemented...can create some sort of accepting link/shared network when you want to interact with others.

give it another 30 or so years and huds will be commonplace.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 06:00 PM
I do not remember the name of the movie/series, but it is set slightly in the future and everyone has got lenses which records into a memory put behind the ear (I think it was).
And the when the main character in the movie goes to the airport, he has to show his entire lifetime recording to get passed the security.

I can imagine these Google Glasses going the same way...

Sure it is a cool thing, and it would be even cooler as lenses, but..... This is worse than 1984 Orwell.
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posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 10:43 PM
From the video.
"We could capture this beautiful moment. "

This is really going to be a real big problem in the future with what a person would think would be a private moment.

Also as already stated, it would make the 5th null and void. Because video is different from testifying against yourself.

posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 11:19 PM
Heres my stake:

A pair of glasses, ordinary "sunglasses".
A bit thicker earpieses perhaps:


And the system would play up INSIDE THE GLASS, like a screen.
Everything you have in a smartphone or laptop would be in the
glasses core. And controled by your fingertips in the air infront.

posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 04:27 PM
The Google Glass seems awesome but at the same time its like all technology that can be used against us. And when it comes to distorting reality its especially dangerous!

posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:35 PM
Ok I got it, a visor that swings down slightly forward of the temple,I would want aluminum and weather hardening too..
I worry about radio wave assaults from it so I would keep a signal governor on it.
I am going to art school so I can work as a concept artist.
All this was before school;
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:48 PM
Continuum was a tv series that had a lot of sight and memory recording.

These glasses creep me out too. Everyone will be recording everyone. Everyone that a person looks at, is being recorded. By everyone else. Zero privacy, unless you're in your own home, with the blinds closed.

But then, even in your own home, there's your other various devices recording what you eat, wear, watch on tv, games you play, etc

posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 11:34 PM

Originally posted by ThinkingCap
You may or may not have heard of it, they're calling it "Google Glass".
Glasses on your face, that record everything.



They really record "everything"?

posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 06:55 PM
would make for some great new internet porno

posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:06 PM
Karl Pilkington predicted this...

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