Google glasses…really?

12 Apr
Google glasses…really?

Not sure if you’ve seen this yet but when I saw it in the newspaper last week, my first thought was: If this actually becomes popular, I am moving to a remote village across the world and living in a hut.

I mean seriously folks, what positive contribution to life would these possibly give us?  Besides Google making some fat cash off of them of course.  It is time (actually it’s well beyond time) that we pause and consider if all these new fandangled technological advances are really advances at all, or if they are just unnecessary wastes of money that more than likely do us more harm than good.  (Raise your hand if you want to be more addicted to your work and personal email and Facebook messages!)

Click here if you haven’t heard about Google’s prototype idea to make glasses that essentially are a cell phone / computer screen that you always see as you go throughout your day.  At least the good news is many others, like me, see these as a great reason to make fun of people that would actually use these:


One thing is for sure, it is going to be a lot more expensive to get punched in the face.


Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wisecracks


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6 responses to “Google glasses…really?

  1. 111two

    April 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Reblogged this on IT and Management and commented:
    I absolutely agree! Interesting in principle but I’d love to see the technology in a real life scenario.
    Likely the final product with Google Ads might look like this

  2. 111two

    April 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Nice one!
    See also Google glasses with Google ads 🙂

  3. Noah

    April 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah, that is the actual Google ad for how it’s supposed to work, that Jimmy Kimmel is spoofing. I’m not attracted to that though; I just don’t see the real life value in any of that and on a deeper level, makes us more dependent on technology than is good for us. Plus I can’t imagine those messages popping up in my vision, would drive me nuts.

  4. Ryne

    April 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Lumen and commented:
    Zefuq, This is damn crazy. But I think with slight refine this would be the coolest stuff. Perhaps implements into contact lenses. =)

    • Noah

      April 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      contact lenses–hilarious! Apple will be the ones to invent that…

  5. jrogerw

    April 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Techies used to talk about implants as the wave of the future–hand implant that would allow keying based on finger movements, computer chip hard-wired to brain, eye blinks for mouse clicks–but I think glasses or lens were the idea then, too. My first thought, regarding Googles glasses, was computer-based vision correction, not just Internet access. I wonder how soon rising costs for toys will hit the wall of economic decline?


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