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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

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

. . and I thought Bluetooth was dumb . . .

pace 3 years, 1 month ago

Why would you think bluetooth was dumb? I find the lack of wire very convenient.

pace 3 years, 1 month ago

I am sure it looks better holding the tin can with a taut string up to your ear, that looks sane.

RogueThrill 3 years, 1 month ago

Bluetooth is awesome. Bluetooth ear plugs for cell phones are dumb.

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

I don't like the idea of sticking anything in my ear.

DillonBarnes 3 years, 1 month 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.

jeffeone 3 years, 1 month 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.

Adrienne Sanders 3 years, 1 month 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.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

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

deec 3 years, 1 month ago

You have to buy those off the back of comic books.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

No can do. I'm still bitter about the Sea Monkey rip-off.

camper 3 years, 1 month 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.

pizzapete 3 years, 1 month 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.

asixbury 3 years, 1 month 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.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 1 month 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.

camper 3 years, 1 month 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.

chootspa 3 years, 1 month ago

Silly g_rock. That's why Google invented self-driving cars, FIRST.

riverdrifter 3 years, 1 month 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!

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

I was just glad to see they included my category . . .

Fatty_McButterpants 3 years, 1 month 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.

rockchalker52 3 years, 1 month ago

They'll wither your hither if you wander yonder.

Fatty_McButterpants 3 years, 1 month ago

:-) Then I'd better not wander yonder for much longer?

Cant_have_it_both_ways 3 years, 1 month ago

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

booyalab 3 years, 1 month ago

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

rockchalker52 3 years, 1 month ago

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

http://leenks.com/link416490.html

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

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

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