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I can certainly imagine evangelical geeks roaming around with pairs of these on their face trying to make these look fashionable to all the technologically uninitiated. However, I can't really foresee widespread adoption of this outside of that small niche group of early adopters. I'm not saying it couldn't happen, though. Wearable tech is going to be the next big thing, but I imagine that this is going to be the watch (Pebble, Apple).

Maybe this technology can be scaled down over time, but for now, (if you don't already have glasses) these things just look silly. How many of us have chuckled at someone walking around with a bluetooth earpiece in their ear?

Move the tech into a frame like this one:

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

And every "hipster" on the planet will want a device.

Furthermore; make the tech so that it can be seamlessly implanted into various frames... Or license the tech to "fashion setter companies" in the eye-wear industry and it will spread like wildfire... I wouldn't mind the whole "seven of nine" look of the design as it is right now, but getting it to integrate with regular sunglasses and prescription glasses is what will push this into mass adoption.

Hell; imagine when this is so "common place" that you get it integrated into your disposable contact lenses... The HW is all in your smart phone and your contact lens receives/displays the data right into your field of vision.
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They're already partnering with Warby Parker.
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post #33 of 48
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how will this apply to a person who is literally blind without real glasses?


contacts OR they could make prescription lenses for ones.
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If you think about what made Apple explode, it was the iphone. But why, because it was the beginning of a new market.

If I had 50k that I could invest, it would be Google in a heart beat! This is a device that will change the world. I think this type of technology is going to be more significant than the iPhone was when it first came out.

I wouldn't count on that investment, since the Sun is getting more and more aggressive these years tongue.gif

"Damn my Google Glasses are not working any more, friggin solar storm!"
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man i see this and i just get so giddy that we're getting closer and closer to the kinda tech of shows like .hack and accel world.
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All they need to do is make it so you can attach it to any frame as said earlier.

I already wear glasses so if I were able to just attach this device that would be amazing.
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From what I have read and heard about Google glass its pretty much a great idea on paper but not much more then a gimmick in real life. When speech recognition works every time, even in a crowded cafe then I will give it a shot, until then I will stick to m&k input. The idea is ahead of its time, im sure if this was done in 5-10 years it would work as you think it should but for now its just a tech demo with few real world applications. Its basically in the same book as motion controls, sounds cool, actually useless.
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Another hipster invention. Puke.

Another asinine assumption. rolleyes.gif
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This would be great piece of tech to have. For work and for play.
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From what I have read and heard about Google glass its pretty much a great idea on paper but not much more then a gimmick in real life. When speech recognition works every time, even in a crowded cafe then I will give it a shot, until then I will stick to m&k input. The idea is ahead of its time, im sure if this was done in 5-10 years it would work as you think it should but for now its just a tech demo with few real world applications. Its basically in the same book as motion controls, sounds cool, actually useless.
You don't need to use speech, I'm pretty sure it said you can use the little touch pad thing on the frame to scroll through commands.
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