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Will you ever wear computerized glasses?

L.A. Times 2013/01/21 22:00:00
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Who was that man wearing super high-tech, $1,500 smart glasses on the New York City subway? According to a tweet by a guy who got a picture of the mystery glasses-wearer, it was none other than Google co-founder Sergey Brin, wearing a prototype of one of the most highly anticipated new tech products -- Google Glass.

Noah Zerkin, who took the picture and tweeted it, describes himself as a wearable computing enthusiast and "prototyper" on his Twitter profile. He said he just happened to run into the most famous piece of wearable technology Sunday and the man behind it.

Zerkin tweeted a picture of his encounter with Brin, saying "Yeeeah ... I just had a brief conversation with the most powerful man in the world. On the downtown 3 train. Nice guy."

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  • Yu Ogata 2013/01/24 15:55:28
    Yes
    Yu Ogata
    +1
    Looks like this?

  • Kunschner 2013/01/24 14:54:54
    Yes
    Kunschner
    Until nanotechnology replaces my eyes with computers.
  • Grammar Freak 2013/01/24 12:49:13
    Yes
    Grammar Freak
    +2
    There's a lot about this idea that is really fantastic.
    What I would be most concerned about, frankly, is where the data is potentially going. I mean, is something/one tracking my movements, my data requests/transmissions? I really don't like that idea at all.
    I realize that our smart phones do that already... in fact, so do standard cell phones... but I would assume that along with more advanced technology come more advanced tracking... data, locations, etc.

    I think technology is wonderful, but I find the nefarious aspects of it terribly frightening.

    eh.
    It's not in my reach at this point anyway, so it doesn't really matter right now.
  • Carlo 2013/01/24 12:19:48 (edited)
    Yes
    Carlo
    Oh hell yeah, while driving and sending an email. Geez!
  • MercuryZero (v.2) 2013/01/24 07:50:19
    No
    MercuryZero (v.2)
    I would break that so quickly... X3
  • Kitty Pryde 2013/01/24 07:44:15
    Yes
    Kitty Pryde
    +4
    The future is now my friends! Everything we read about in sci fi is becoming a reality! I for one will embrace this! I just can't wait for cybernetics!
  • Dyonus 2013/01/24 03:50:04
    Yes
    Dyonus
    +1
    I daresay most of the people who selected "no" are old and/or not tech savy.


    Having a wearable computer screen on your face is something I've always thought was cool. It would make surfing the net on the go a bit easier, I'd imagine.
  • Zach 2013/01/24 02:41:23
    Yes
    Zach
    +2
    This means we're one step closer to the future though I still have to as WHERE THE F IS MY STARSHIP!!!
  • fuzzy K... Zach 2013/01/24 14:13:21
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Starship?
    Hell, where's my flying car?
    jetsons car
  • Zach fuzzy K... 2013/01/24 16:14:48
    Zach
    +1
    Ah flying cars are overrated, why limit yourself to earth when you can have an entire galaxy
  • fuzzy K... Zach 2013/01/28 17:49:18
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Ever try using a starship just to take out the family?
    I suppose you can set the ship in a geosynchronous orbit and beam down but a bit of overkill IMHO.
  • rebeccasrevenge 2013/01/24 00:32:09
    Yes
    rebeccasrevenge
    Hmmmmmmm maybe can you see through other peoples clothes?
  • Robert 2013/01/23 21:19:55
    No
    Robert
    Only stupid people would. This is going too far.
  • liuzy11ww 2013/01/23 15:39:22
    Yes
    liuzy11ww
  • Cookielane 2013/01/23 14:29:57
    Yes
    Cookielane
    +1
    I'm in love with technology!
  • jere.chievres 2013/01/23 13:45:28
    No
    jere.chievres
    Hell no.
  • MadMax 2013/01/23 13:14:25
  • Steelshrt 2013/01/23 09:06:56
    No
    Steelshrt
    +1
    What's the point?
  • rusty.barnett.16 2013/01/23 05:25:28
    No
    rusty.barnett.16
    +1
    NO-Wrong answer. I would if they were really cool. And I could see well
  • Raphy 2013/01/23 04:55:13
    Yes
    Raphy
    +1
    I would love to have contacts like the Cop on the new Syfy show Continuum.
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/23 04:01:32
    No
    Bibliophilic
    +2
    I'd be too afraid to lose them or sit on them by accident.
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/01/23 03:03:10
    Yes
    JeffDeWitt
    +2
    Yes, but I won't be a gargoyle (Those of you familiar with "Snow Crash" know what I'm talking about).
  • Magyarita 2013/01/23 02:56:29
    Yes
    Magyarita
    +2
    john egbert pda glasses
    I could be like the Homestuck kids then! :D
  • Joey 2013/01/23 02:49:44
  • PattyM 2013/01/23 02:13:53 (edited)
    No
    PattyM
    +2
    What's the point? What do they do anyway?

    Any useful computer needs an input and output. How is that handled?

    As is, we have people killing themselves and others from being distracted by cell phones and text messages. Add in a visual image and you've multiplied the distraction factor many times.
  • JeffDeWitt PattyM 2013/01/23 03:02:20
    JeffDeWitt
    +3
    I don't know what these do, but what they COULD do (among other things) is function as a GPS display. Say you are visiting New York City for the first time, you could see a heads up display telling you which direction to go, which is the right train to board, names of streets... of course then it could go further and tell you the name of businesses and what specials they are running. That you can do now with "augmented reality" on many cell phones.
  • ᗩda 乂 2013/01/23 02:03:03
    Yes
    ᗩda 乂
    +2
    I hoping for something that could be installed directly into my skull somewhere by now. So I'm a little disappointed with some poser glasses, lolツ

    I'd possibly wear them possibly after they had been about a few years so they had ironed any new tech glitches and weren't ridiculous money.ツ
  • seahawk665 2013/01/23 01:55:42 (edited)
    No
    seahawk665
    +1
    People are already divorced from reality. This just makes it worse.
  • John 2013/01/23 01:49:20
    Yes
    John
    I am a sucker for this stuff.
  • Michelle 2013/01/22 23:32:54
    Yes
    Michelle
    +2
    One day I'd love to at least try them out for a bit. I couldn't say whether or not I would like them or not: I guess it would depend on their function. Whether I would buy a pair when they become available, if I could afford it, would depend entirely on whether I like the product after aforementioned trying them out.
  • Peter Griffin 2013/01/22 22:47:14
    Yes
    Peter Griffin
    +3
    9 out of 10 of my male friends say they would buy only if they can watch porn. When I asked women I either got no comment or yes that would make it better to multitask or the 10% who were Lesbians said only if they could watch porn.
  • S123 2013/01/22 22:16:31
    Yes
    S123
    +2
    I think I would buy them one day, once the price has gone down.
  • mingo 2013/01/22 21:47:40
    Yes
    mingo
    +2
    Definitely two thumbs up.
  • Brandon Michaels 2013/01/22 21:19:28
    Yes
    Brandon Michaels
    +3
    I love tech, so I'd have to say yes. I mean it would depend on what they could do etc, but still an awesome little product. Reminds me of Cookie's glasses on that show Ned's Declassified School survival guide. Used to love watching that. In fact, I think that's where I first seen something like that, and I was hoping something like that would come out.
  • S123 Brandon... 2013/01/22 22:17:33
    S123
    Oh yeah, I remeber that show!
  • overlord rai 2013/01/22 20:59:39
    No
    overlord rai
    +2
    Honestly the whole idea sounds stupid.
  • Merry 2013/01/22 20:43:48
    Yes
    Merry
    +3
    It's a solid maybe.
  • Aloria 2013/01/22 20:12:37
    Yes
    Aloria
    +3
    If I choose to.
  • I Love this country 2013/01/22 19:48:02
    Yes
    I Love this country
    +2
    I don't even wear glasses, but if it's like a HUD with scheduling and stuff, that would be great.
  • cc 2013/01/22 19:06:02
    Yes
    cc
    +2
    I've always wanted a pair of glasses like that....especially at the dentists. I would want to have the option of one or two lenses showing my screen though. Looks like it'll be fun when the price gets down to us regular folks' level.

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