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Google Glasses: No Effort Required

Google Glasses: No Effort Required

 

In this day and age, nothing compares to the ease of whipping out your smartphone, instantly connecting to the internet and finding the answer to any question that comes to your mind. How lucky is our society that we can access an entire world of information just by reaching into our pockets?

Well, apparently, that’s not easy enough.

Google is on its way to releasing a pair of glasses that allows the wearer to view the internet. Users will navigate through the world wide web by tilting their heads and using vocal commands.

Are we really that lazy? We live in a society built on convenience. We eat microwave dinners, we drive instead of taking the bus, we get our information from Wikipedia instead of going to the library.

At what point is life too convenient? In the case of Google glasses, we are taking something like a smartphone, which is already virtually effortless in the first place, and making it so easy to use, you don’t even have to lift a finger to operate it. Something in this screams unnecessary to me.

Perhaps I’m a bit of a technophobe. But the truth is, I already have a tough enough time trying to have a conversation with people who are constantly checking their smartphones. This latest development will perpetuate our need to be constantly connected at all times.

 

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6:56AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you Lindsay, for Sharing this!

4:35PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Just keep them away from those who are operating any sort of vehicle.

10:51AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

This product is out of imagination can't believe google is into such a good product, if this project comes into existance im sure it would take our world into next generation, what an imagination and what an effort for this wonderful peoduct hats off to google. I got to know the srtucture of this google glass released from this sit "http://tech2wonder.com/google-glasses.html" im not sure whether the structure is perfect given by them..

8:59PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

For people who have physical limitations but their minds are active- for instance, quadraplegic , severely debilitated by stroke or other brain damage, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, or other neurodegenerative disorders--

these glasses are a DREAM COME TRUE.

Ability to use the internet will enable them not only to have entertainment and news, and a way to pass the hours....

They will be able to easily research their condition, make informed health decisions, research the risks and benefits of proposed treatments and drugs, and more.

Once, I knew a woman who was fully conscious and alert, could speak, sense and feel. And also, completely unable to move, except her face, to speak, with some difficulty, and her eyes of course, and a bit of neck/head motion. She was a marvelous woman who had Multiple Sclerosis. I was one of her caretakers for a short time the last year of her life.

I will never forget you, Anne Koehler: Mother of two, Registered Nurse with a PhD, organized homemaker, self-advocate, and stately wife of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

1:22AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:05AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

great idea behind the glasses.
i wonder how many people would accually buy them though...
just a thought

3:30AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

I wonder if these are even SAFE ! I'll pass...

10:50PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

As if if it's not dangerous on the highways now with drivers using their cell phones to talk text and play games.

This is going to make it tough for those States which have totally banned the use of cell phones by the operator of a moving vehicle to enforce their Laws.

7:49AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Very bizarre.

8:46AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

This could be wonderful for quadriplegics and others with hand or arm disabilities!

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