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Old 05-01-2013, 06:07 AM   #1
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Google Glass - A riders dream tool?

I'm not sure if you have been following the test roll out of Google Glass but I'm thinking it could be very important to us as riders/wanderers.

The possibilities are very cool.

An open feed to the worlds data in an instant.

http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/



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Old 05-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Imagine a bluetooth connection to the bike giving you a HUD, and then maybe built in navigation.

One of the ideas is augmented reality, so imagine that line you normally see on a GPS map appearing to be on the actual street.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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It's going to be hard to fit that earpiece under a helmet, but a HUD displaying NAV data would be cool.....
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #4
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From what I have read it is NOT a HUD device. The screen is in the upper right corner of your vision (you can see that in the picture posted by the OP). Otherwise it is like a normal pair of glasses.

That said, some type of HUD displayed on the visor of a helmet would be wicked awesome
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #5
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Looks like a new and innovative way to kill yourself.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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Not very good...
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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I hope these things are banned everywhere. Not everything needs to be on video constantly, and even worse if you can't tell you are being filmed anymore, since every hipster and his mom wears huge glasses lately.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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Seems like I've read somewhere that Google will NOT let you borrow, lend, or sell these devices. If you do and they find out, they'll turn it into just an expensive pair of sunglasses by remote control.

Fuck Google Glass.

http://gizmodo.com/5994953/google-ba...nding-of-glass

http://arstechnica.com/information-t...d-to-a-friend/

just a couple of the many sources of this report

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Google Glass terms state that: "…you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google's authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty."
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #9
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I kinda liked the video.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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Seems like I've read somewhere that Google will NOT let you borrow, lend, or sell these devices. If you do and they find out, they'll turn it into just an expensive pair of sunglasses by remote control.

Fuck Google Glass.

http://gizmodo.com/5994953/google-ba...nding-of-glass

http://arstechnica.com/information-t...d-to-a-friend/

just a couple of the many sources of this report
Well, yeah. Those are the terms to be a beta tester for what will be the next "how did you live without these" product. It's not like that will be the case when they go to mainstream availability.
I want some.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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Gotta have good stereo vision for that to work, and need to be able to decide which eye gets the viewer.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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One the one hand, I kind of wish I didn't wear bifocals so that I could wear something like these.

On the other hand, privacy is a myth and these things just piss me off.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #13
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Looks like a new and innovative way to kill yourself.

yup.

No thanks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #14
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Looks like a new and innovative way to kill yourself.
Just disable the pron function and you'll be ok.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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Looks like a another new and innovative way to kill fellow road users using toys made purely for entertainment and self-absorption.
I feex thees.
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