I have been following the +Project Glass and the videos posted by people who have been given the chance to try out the Glass. All of them seem to be so excited and surprised positively by the greatness of this new device set to be released publicly by the end of 2013.
My concern was basically a safety one, at least in the very beginning. I can foresee in the near future, when the Glass will be worn by thousand of people, the safety issues that wearing such a device while walking on a busy downtown area is going to raise, or worst what I called #GWD (Glassing While Driving) if people will decide that it is going to be cool to have the Glass in the car for further assistance while looking for a particular spot .
After watching various videos of people trying the Glass, I noticed (and you are welcome to do the same) that people who are wearing it and trying it, tend to cross their eyes upward in an awkward manner.
I asked +Gary Levin who has worked for decades on people’s eyes as a doctor, to tell me what he thinks about it.
Stay tuned for some answers in the future.
- How to use Google Glass
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- Google Reveals How To Hack Google Glass Device And Void Your Warranty
- Could This Be the Future of Google Glass?
- Google Glass not for kids under 13
- Man Trusts GPS More Than Own Eyesight And Drives Down Some Stairs
- Now Here’s An Interesting Problem About Google Glass And Prescription Lenses
- First Look: Evernote for Google Glass (evernote.com)
- Google Glass Gains Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Apps (eweek.com)
- #12 The Future Is Now: Google GLΛSS (nikbrownlee.wordpress.com)
- If you thought Google Glass is dorky, check out what early prototypes looked like (digitaltrends.com)
- Facebook, Twitter launch apps for Google Glass (news.in.msn.com)
- Google’s wearable Glass gadget: cool or creepy? (news.yahoo.com)
- Google Glass Privacy Concerns Raised By Congress: Questions Asked To Larry Page [POLL] (latinospost.com)
- How to use Google Glass (aftertheclock.com.au)
- Google’s Voice: Larry Page Explains Why He Went Silent Last Year (readwrite.com)
- Google CEO Larry Page says his voice loss was caused by vocal cord paralysis (theverge.com)
- Google’s Larry Page reveals where his voice went (theglobeandmail.com)
- Google CEO Larry Page Goes Public About His Vocal Cord Paralysis (macgasm.net)
- Google CEO discloses vocal cord problem (news.terra.com)
- Google’s Larry Page Diagnosed With Vocal Cord Paralysis (pcmag.com)
- Larry Page enlists Harvard to fight his vocal chord issues (sfgate.com)
- Larry Page reveals the reason behind his year-long silence (bizjournals.com)
- physorg: Larry Page to keep Google helm despite vocal cord paralysis (phys.org)
- Google CEO Larry Page Reveals Surgery Fix For His Hoarse Voice (forbes.com)
Google Translate has added five more Languages that include all together more than 183 million people around the World. Hat Tip Google for helping braking the barriers
Thinking of a way to make money with the “Glass”? Well do not try sell it on E-bay or nowhere else, if you get caught you’ll lose your +Google+ account immediately. I stated my personal thoughts on the Glass on this public comment on the +Washington Post ”I think the Glass is a great tool. My primary concern is on safety though. Can you see a few hundred pedestrians walking around a busy downtown street, three or four years from now, trying to talk to their Glasses and attempting to cross the street during rush hours…Watch out for that taxicab! Ouch..too late!
What about abusing the Glass while driving? West Virginia is already trying to outlaw the use of these gadgets fearing it may distract the driver from a busy task like driving.
Time will tell. I doubt it’ll work (safety wise). The tech appeal of course is great (like the price a bit too high for regular pockets).
Good luck (on crossing the streets)” (pio dal cin )” So I think that the +Google new product will be a hit, (even without the safety mentioned above). If you are one of those believers that there is a simple smart way to cash in . Just break the Glass down in its components +TechCrunch has a great series of articles on it, and buy stocks on the companies involved in the making of the Glass.
- Marc Andreessen Is Blown Away By Google Glass: ‘Oh My God, I Have The Entire Internet In My Vision” (GOOG) (businessinsider.com)
- Next generation Google Glass may look like your normal sunglasses, come with 2 see-through displays (unwiredview.com)
- Google Glass: Arizona grandmother to test out latest Google gadget (azfamily.com)
- Weirdo with the glasses (appleisblack.wordpress.com)
- Marc Andreessen on Google Glass: ‘Oh my God, I have the entire Internet in my vision’ (bgr.com)
- Google Glass – Innovating A Social Failure (siliconvalleywatcher.com)
- Google Glass predicted to ship by the millions (androidcommunity.com)
- Google Glass: Here Come the Apps (thediplomat.com)
- Google Glass privacy concerns come to the head (zdnet.com)
- Google Glass Users May Be Able To Take Photos By Simply Winking (ubergizmo.com)
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(by pio dal cin) In the Eighties when I was an “assault” photojournalistgoing from war to war dodging bullets and avoiding landmines to establish myself in the media world as a freelance, I was elated when the +The Associated Press offered me to “string” for them in the North Eastern part of Italy.
They would call me at anytime of the day sending me on a particular assignment. I was working exclusively with film and I would develop my own in my small but efficient dark room. The photos were sent via a slow modem. It took about twenty minutes to send a picture into the mainRome office.
I was happy. I felt to be a part of a great photo agency and it was very rewarding for me.
Many years have gone by and the era of digital has hit the photojournalism like a tornado. Suddenly everyone could be a reporter, given a camera (or a smartphone) and being at the right place at the right time it’s all that takes, no previous photojournalistic background required.
With this situation I would have expected that great agencies like +The Associated Press , +Reuters would clean up their guns and get one step ahead right? Wrong.
On the Boston Marathon‘s bombing that I have followed step by step on myTwitter account I realized that most of the news were updated immediately by citizen’s journalism effort, faster that any other newspaper or news agency (with the sole exception of the Boston Globe who was right on top of the news).
Tonight I red about a Guardian’s Article about a tweet from AP that managed to send the Dow plunging.
What is wrong with you +The Associated Press ? Have you so radically changed that the news are given out without first making sure of the source? (rule number one for great journalism). You need a remodeling job probably. You should be one step ahead, not one step behind citizens trying to cover a news.
If you are short on staff I am available.
Twenty minutes ago, as I was watching +CNN LIVE from Watertown Mass. One of the correspondent of Wolf Blitzer reported hearing exchange of gunshots from four to five people, then nothing. It seems like a critical moment in this ordeal is being reached. Heavy Police activity is going on as I write. I am writing as this unfolds. +CNN reports that the suspect is still alive, but it is not easy to sort the good news from the best news.
The work of a journalist is to report the truth, not to make up the story to make it “more appealing”. That is what I always did when reporting a breaking news: caution before releasing a statement that can easily backfire.
Based on my experience I would venture into saying that “this is it”. It is a matter of hours if not of minutes before the whole ordeal is over. There are ambulances on the scene on Franklin street. As I resume writing the chances that he is now pinned down by police are very very high. They are probably trying to capture him alive and they are using all the possible caution. Flash bombs and tear gas bombs seem to have been fired too as this seem to be a standoff that is going to keep us awake all night
- Boston Marathon explosion: What we know now (al.com)
- LIVE UPDATES: manhunt underway in Watertown, MA for Boston Marathon bombing suspect (voicerussia.com)
- Boston bombing suspects ID’d; 1 killed, 1 at large (wtvm.com)
- One Boston Bombing Suspect Dead, Other On The Loose (fox2now.com)
- Ted Turner to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on what he misses about CNN: “The action. Lots of action.” (cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com)
- Dianne Feinstein Tells Wolf Blitzer She ‘Felt Patronized’ By ‘Arrogant’ Ted Cruz During Senate Gun Debate (mediaite.com)