Sergey is an interesting character. He's so brutally honest and unrefined. There's no trace of corporate bullshit, no fear of saying anything wrong about Google (although he did correct himself over eBay).
He's awkward. Says "er" a lot. Makes jokes about competitors. Admits that Glass hasn't succeeded yet. Criticises mobile phones (I assume it's a Nexus 4). Says his wife slaps him.
No CEO would do any of this. It's refreshing to see a company spokesperson so "normal".
Thats why i like him more and trust him to make the right calls. (i.e. privacy)
Mark does not have that, whenever i hear him you can sense
this aura surrounding him. Something is off.
And comparing both companies Google is driving inovation.
Google Car will transform our planet within years and the same goes for Glass. Think about where in your workplace you could apply a tool like this.
Still don't like it. Maybe we'll be the ones that people laugh at in the future, like we do now with the ones that said that Internet was just a fad.
But consider, doesn't this mean that many people will let computerized glasses do all the thinking for them? It has been very much debated how now we don't memorize so many information anymore, as we can easily just solve an argument with a simple search on our phones. But this Google Glass is just taking it to another level..
That's exactly why I like Glass so much. Humans aren't the only things that have memories, as demonstrated by dolphins, chimpanzees, elephants, and dogs. Humans aren't the only things that can process data, as demonstrated by computers. The thing that is unique to humans is the ability to think, to make high-level abstract decisions. By doing all of the menial labor for me - memorization and basic number crunching and mechanical information retrieval - tools like Google Glass let me concentrate on that decisionmaking. They let me concentrate on being human.
No, it means that you need to know algebra to be able to think about calculus, not merely having access to an algebra book. Everyone can have access to algebra information, that doesn't mean everyone can solve calculus, as proved by reality.
Well, perhaps you are right and this is the ultimate natural selection. And maybe we will be free to perform other activities that are much more relevant to our existence. But the brain is a well-oiled machine, and the less you use it the rusty it gets. If the glasses tell you exactly where to go all the time, we will lose spacial orientation perhaps. If the glass makes all the math for us, we will lose our computation abilities.
Furthermore, this will make you highly dependent on a device that could ran out of battery or connection. How will you perform computation that you need for decision making then? Let's take it further, why go to universities when Google Glass tells me what I need to know?
There's a few good Alastair Reynolds short stories where characters have a Glass-like assistant called an 'Aide Memoire' which they use to process the amount of information they get due to networks. A good side effect is also that as the characters age they still have recall of the facts stored.
If anyone is interested, I did an analysis/visualization of people's "if I had glass" responses. Some are predictable ("I would sell it on eBay"), some are interesting ("surgeon could video and broadcast surgery" - at the very bottom of that visualization), lots and lots are about capturing moments and sharing them:
He says that they designed Glass to free up your hands and eyes and ears, but that is only true when you're not using it. When you are using it you're using your hands to scroll, your eyes to look at the screen, and you are still listening for what it has to say. How is this different from a phone?
When your phone is in your pocket your hands and eyes and ears are free but when you are using it they're not. The only difference seems to be looking up and slightly cross-eyed and not down.
If Glass becomes a success, I fail to see how it would bring people out of the bubble they're in when using a phone. It seems like Glass just moves the bubble.
hey guys sorry if I offended you by my enthusiasm for google glass. I certainly didn't know enough about the hacker news community to to everything right. The site is currently down because of the attention (I have seen the same problem with other news posted here).
I think I know now how to act properly in this "community".
I've seen a very good anime about augmented reality. There are really nice glasses that are barely visible on your face. I hope google glass will be as fashionable as that some day:
There are three types of complaints I've seen about Glass:
* Camera-based privacy concerns.
* A rude distraction in my face/someone else's face that interrupts human interaction.
* It's ugly.
I completely ignore the last.
For the second, social norms will change or develop to address this. I expect people who pause in a conversation to stare at their eyeball screen will get similar reactions as people who glance down at their phone. Some will care; some won't. A lot of younger people won't give two poops.
For the privacy/camera based concerns, I'm quite fatalistic about it. Google has indicated that it's going to be obvious when you take a picture -- but more importantly, we are going to be surrounded by more and more cameras and sensors as time goes on. Since I don't think we can beat 'em..