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      Google Glasses

      It's suppose to come out sometime later this year.


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      This sort of thing has been attempted and has failed for ten years now, so I'll be quick to buy a pair of these if they actually make it. I've always thought the idea was awesome!
      Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably canít. You know the month, the year, the day of the week; you have a schedule, a calendar... Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
      A fear of time running out.

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      Well it is being developed by Google. That doesn't mean they will succeed of course, but I think they are great at what they do.
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      Interesting, but the text would have to be very small if it's right in front of your eyeballs. Would this mean the screen has to have a very high resolution, in order to get the crisp text that would be legible from that short distance? I also don't want people to see my face and then show information about me. That part's probably impossible, anyways.

      I'm curious about the cost of something like this, more than anything else.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
      I also don't want people to see my face and then show information about me. That part's probably impossible, anyways.
      That doesn't sound possible to me.

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      I'm curious about the cost of something like this, more than anything else.
      I can't remember where I heard it, but someone said that it should cost around the same price as an iPhone. Google would have to confirm this themselves though.

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      Can anybody focus their eyes to read small text only a few centimeters from their face? How do they work around that?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
      I'm curious about the cost of something like this, more than anything else.
      I doubt that Google would put out something that costs an arm and a leg. They don't usually target just the Łber-rich.
      Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably canít. You know the month, the year, the day of the week; you have a schedule, a calendar... Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
      A fear of time running out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spartiate View Post
      Can anybody focus their eyes to read small text only a few centimeters from their face? How do they work around that?
      It can be done, the technology just hasn't been developed yet. Think of it like "we know it is possible, we just haven't figured it out yet/built it yet.".

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      As for the text size issue, I'd imagine it would be similar to these goggles, they make it seem like you are looking at something similar to a huge IMAX screen, 3D compatible, but you are actually looking at 2 little screens that are like an inch wide. Then again, they cover your eyes completely, unlike glasses:


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      Quote Originally Posted by Spartiate View Post
      Can anybody focus their eyes to read small text only a few centimeters from their face? How do they work around that?
      Yeah, it's called myopia.
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      Yeah, I think they've solved the text issue, by now. Even the Sony Glasstron, before the OLED, was supposed to show pretty well.

      As far as people being able to look at your face and see information about you, well, facial-recognition technology is already incredibly sophisticated and widely used. I don't see anything that implies it isn't possible, eventually.

      Just apply the same dilemmas of today - with Facebook face-tagging and privacy issues - to a world where 'augmented reality' has become the norm. It almost seems inevitable.
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