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Would you wear Google’s proposed Internet-connected glasses designed to allow you to video chat, shop and perform other fuctions now available on hand-held devices?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
67% 325
Yes
 
22% 109
Not sure
 
9% 45
Total 479

Comments

thuja 2 years ago

There is a subtle joy in not knowing everything all of the time. It is certainly more relaxing.

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camper 2 years ago

Steve Martin should get partial credit for this new google invention. Skip to 1:35 on attached video:

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rockchalker52 2 years ago

Hey, these things are pretty cool. The vid sold me. Make mine tri-focal.

http://leenks.com/link416490.html

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booyalab 2 years ago

No way, but internet connected contact lenses on the other hand....

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years ago

Wonder if it can do a live stream from the Pink Flamingo? Just think of the possibilities.

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Fatty_McButterpants 2 years ago

With all of the studies that have shown how harmful the radiation from a cell phone can be to humans (e.g., a man has increased risks for testicular cancer from carrying the phone in his front pocket; holding the phone up to one's head can cause brain tumors), I would like to know what sort of side effects these "glasses" may cause before wearing them all over hither & yon.

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riverdrifter 2 years ago

They gots an article on senior sex elsewhere on this site and here they're talking about performing "fuctions" with handheld devices. Somebody woke up hot today!

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g_rock 2 years ago

Now we need a no blinking while driving law?

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camper 2 years ago

I am dreaming of the day when we will find a cure for cancer and clean renewable energy. Create a sustainable vision for the future.

For now we must settle for the blue tooth, I whatever, and some new APP of the day, and Google Sunglasses and drugs like Viagra. Our priorities just do not seem to be right.

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jhawkinsf 2 years ago

This reminds me of an episode from Star Trek, The Next Generation where devices like these were used to control the minds of the crew. Just wait, people will be walking down the sidewalk and then step right off the curb into traffic. And the driver will be on their own non hand held device. It won't be pretty.

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asixbury 2 years ago

This reminds me of the cartoon movie "Wall-E." The future humans float around on recliners with a projected TV screen in front of them at all times. I definitely believe that is where the human race is headed should we continue down this road.

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autie 2 years ago

My kid got a blue tooth. So I tooked her to the dentist and got some antibiartic.

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pizzapete 2 years ago

Great, all we need is more idiots driving and walking around distracted with yet another electronic device. If you thought the ubiquitous cell phone was a modern annoyance, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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camper 2 years ago

What are they going to think of next? Heck no.

Oh, I forgot, it is convenient, it will make our lives easier, It will increase efficiency. It will enable us to cut employees. They can make it in China. It will increase my sedentary unhealthy lifestyle. Everyone else will have one. I will need to get one to keep up with everyone else.

Of course I will not get one. I am going to rebel on this. Just like I did with the microwave.

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BABBOY 2 years ago

I am guessing this is something I would do once they get it perfected in 20 years but that the first few versions will be lame --- sort of like the blue tooth.....

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Flap Doodle 2 years ago

If it includes an X-RAY Specs function, hell yes!

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Adrienne Sanders 2 years ago

Yeah, they would "allow" you, but have you ever seen someone try to walk and text? Or drive and text? You know what a disaster that is? This would be even more of a disaster. Human beings cannot multitask that well so there's no point in having a device like this attached to your face if you want to function at all.

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jeffeone 2 years ago

I think this would also be a perfect use for the Deaf. If closed captioning were made available on the glasses the deaf could go to the same theaters that hearing people do.

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DillonBarnes 2 years ago

I doubt I'd actually wear them in their current configuration. If they could make them look like a regular pair of glasses, I might give them a shot.

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RoeDapple 2 years ago

. . and I thought Bluetooth was dumb . . .

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