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    Google Glass

    For those who don't know what it is, here is the link!

    http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/

    How long you think Google Glass will be available for the open public in the world (not just the United States) ?
    Its actual price for "Explorers" (People who get try it out, some kind of Alfa-Beta) is 1500$,thoughts?
    Do you think this will be a common gadget in the future?


    Personal opinion: I think is awsome that techonoly has lead to such great things!!. If I had the money I surely would pay to try it out. However i wonder if it would produce some kind of eye fatigue if you have them on for a long period ( 1 day ). I have a feeling that it will be available first in the US. I wish I lived there!!!

    Discuss / Share your thoughts!!

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    I think it's insane what is coming out these days... technology wise.

    $1500 is a lot, I'd buy one as well if it weren't so much. Maybe the price will lower before the actual release?

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    Cool idea, but I mostly don't see it as being as useful as something with a touchscreen. I can't imagine talking to my headgear in public, or seeing others do the same.
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    They seem way too fragile for my lifestyle, and that price tag would need to come down a lot.

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    To me the fundamental problem is linking social networks directly to your life at such a low level. The technology is nifty, but I simply do not want a real time visual overlay of twitter,google+,etc. I avoid social media like a plague, if this means I have to live without such toys then so be it. Pity really since I worked for many years in the early naughties and late nineties in virtual reality and stereoscopic imaging. I see a lot of potential for these things, but they are simply not worth my privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Cool idea, but I mostly don't see it as being as useful as something with a touchscreen. I can't imagine talking to my headgear in public, or seeing others do the same.
    Basically my thoughts. Also seems too expensive IMO.

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    If it works as smooth as they say it will be awesome and i will buy it. although its a lot of money.

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    It should also be noted that this is not really a "new" idea, simular devices have been tried in the past without much success. Mainly because people dont want to be "the guy with the head mounted display".



    Granted, this is MUCH improved.
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    Give it a few years and it will be 1/10th of the price and ten times as powerful.

    Nice piece of tech though. Sets the stage for what's to come.

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    too expensive at the moment.
    Very very interested though.

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    If it worked as well as they say, I wouldn't say 1,500 thousand is that much. My main problem is I need prescription glasses, but I still find this really awesome.

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    Until they show people how it really works (not videos like on the page) and until world will be ready for this tech this glasses are pointless. I can't always have a stable signal in my cellphone, how the hell this glasses allow me to stream lag-free video from a 500kmph plane or during skydiving, satellites?

    Oh and I already in waiting for News about vehicle crashes due to Driver was waching porn or new series of "Family Guy".
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    The design is much more minimal than previous attemtps, but don't count on me using those glasses unless practically everyone else is, it still looks odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    It should also be noted that this is not really a "new" idea, simular devices have been tried in the past without much success. Mainly because people dont want to be "the guy with the head mounted display".



    Granted, this is MUCH improved.
    the difference is this looks like a pair of glasses, and it has all the functionality of a phone without needing one.

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    Will definitely pick one up when they become available in the UK (assuming I've got the cash to spare). It's expensive, yes, but it's new tech and I've no doubt that they'll push to make it a success. I just wonder how long before Apple sue them for it (because we all know that they'll try to).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    It should also be noted that this is not really a "new" idea, simular devices have been tried in the past without much success. Mainly because people dont want to be "the guy with the head mounted display".



    Granted, this is MUCH improved.
    Yeah, but if Apple and Steve Jobs proved anything, it's that selling other peoples ideas in a sexy new way can make billions.
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    It seems cool, but I couldn't see myself using something like that. I'm not a very "social networky" person. At most it would be a convenient newsreader, but I already have a smartphone for that.
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    I'd love to have one, but don't live in the U.S and nor do I have that kind of money anyway.
    Once the price get's knocked down to say £250 I'd be willing to get one once they go on sale.
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    Very interesting product, price would need to come down by alot before I would even consider picking it up

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    No thanks, gimmicky technology gives me hives.

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