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Would you buy Google Glass if the price was right?

If Google Glass was cheap enough, would you buy a pair?
Personally I think they look ridiculous, and I almost resent the fact that people could be recording you.
It's a no from me!

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jul. 24, 2014 at 14:00

Nope, I don't really see the point. I guess as a head up display sat-nav in the car it'd be pretty cool, but it's only a matter of time before the health and safety brigade get smart glasses banned for use whilst driving.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 24, 2014 at 14:00

Nope, I don't really see the point. I guess as a head up display sat-nav in the car it'd be pretty cool, but it's only a matter of time before the health and safety brigade get smart glasses banned for use whilst driving.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 24, 2014 at 14:05

No, but I would consider punching anyone who refuses to take them off in my presence.
I already have a lawyer on retainer. And I can't wait.
Evil product. Anyone who thinks differently lacks touch with reality.

TJ Skywasher  Jul. 24, 2014 at 17:17

No.

Hammmex  Jul. 24, 2014 at 21:11

no

ambilight  Jul. 24, 2014 at 22:26

Yes. Around £599 would be great. Any fool that is scared of people wearing them invading their privacy should keep an eye on every smartphone around them at all times.

sirj9j  Jul. 24, 2014 at 23:18

yes and i would film Jan St

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 25, 2014 at 08:29

Nope, very limited product for practical use.
They should sell it to law enforcement, security and military. I think all should wear them and record everything. Limits power abuse and provides free training material. Everyone tends to behave better when they know they are being recorded - will make their job much easier and not so jumpy as they usually are.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 08:41

yes and i would film Jan St doubt that :p

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 08:43

Nope, very limited product for practical use.
They should sell it to law enforcement, security and military. I think all should wear them and record everything. Limits power abuse and provides free training material. Everyone tends to behave better when they know they are being recorded - will make their job much easier and not so jumpy as they usually are.
That is EXACTLY what it is made for, and ordinary Joes foot the R&D bill. DARPA learned from the best.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:44

Nope, very limited product for practical use.
They should sell it to law enforcement, security and military. I think all should wear them and record everything. Limits power abuse and provides free training material. Everyone tends to behave better when they know they are being recorded - will make their job much easier and not so jumpy as they usually are.

I agree, if Police Officers and members of the armed forces are doing their jobs properly, without abusing their powers, they shouldn't have any problem filming their duties whilst they're serving us.

At the moment, incompetence, lies and abuse of power reign supreme amongst such types. They should be forced to wear something like Google Glass and be severely reprimanded if they fail to record their entire shift/duty.

As servants of us, the public, we have a right to know what these people, who have proven time and time again they can't be trusted with power, yet we still grant them special powers, are up to when we're paying them to serve us.

They should see it as beneficial too, whilst they're doing their jobs properly, something like Google Glass makes them safer as everyone they interact with knows they're being filmed and the footage can be used as evidence.

It's a win, win for both law abiding members of the public and members of the Police Force and armed services who are doing their jobs as they should be.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:47

Agree with the sentiment - totally disagree on grounds of practicality.
Why should I be filmed for engaging with a police office when I haven't done anything?
Who on earth could possibly monitor and ensure the destruction of recordings?

Also: there is enough footage of soldiers and police oficers engaged in illegal activities to fill a second Youtube. Very little ever comes of such evidence.

Where it matters WE are not allowed to film or photograph THEM.
WHERE IT MATTERS most, those guys wear no nametags, wear balaclavas etc etc....

Youtube and social media have led to an unbelievable increase of video documented misconduct. Nothing comes of it.

It is a myth that a few bad apples ruin the reputation of the whole basket.
The mindset is institutionally approved. Law enforcement and military trainings manuals and seminar recordings prove that.

We are criminals. All of us. Until it's our time to fill a prison vacancy, we are allowed to function unrerstrainedly in the name of the GDP. :p

Meanwhile, lets finance the bombing of some UN schools ;)

satchef1  Jul. 25, 2014 at 13:16

I'd buy one. Wouldn't pay more than £100 for one though, and it needs to be a lot sleeker. Bit like the smartwatch really.

Nope, I don't really see the point. I guess as a head up display sat-nav in the car it'd be pretty cool, but it's only a matter of time before the health and safety brigade get smart glasses banned for use whilst driving.

Already underway. It does make me wonder where they will draw the line - there's companies working on HUDs for car windscreens, removing the need for a dashboard. Will they be banned too? Or is it more the risk of people browsing Facebook while driving that has lawmakers concerned?

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 25, 2014 at 15:35

No, be real, lawmakers are more concerned with enriching their pockets by coming up with new fines to slap everyone with.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 19:01

No, be real, lawmakers are more concerned with enriching their pockets by coming up with new fines to slap everyone with.
True.

Prisons cost money, fines make money.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 25, 2014 at 19:03

I'd buy one. Wouldn't pay more than £100 for one though, and it needs to be a lot sleeker. Bit like the smartwatch really.

Nope, I don't really see the point. I guess as a head up display sat-nav in the car it'd be pretty cool, but it's only a matter of time before the health and safety brigade get smart glasses banned for use whilst driving.

Already underway. It does make me wonder where they will draw the line - there's companies working on HUDs for car windscreens, removing the need for a dashboard. Will they be banned too? Or is it more the risk of people browsing Facebook while driving that has lawmakers concerned?

Such laws are already in force. For example, it's perfectly legal for me to attach my phone to a windscreen mount and fiddle with it whilst driving (so long as I paid driving due care and attention), however, if I held it on top of the steering wheel (so I could actually see where I was going) and did the same fiddling, it'd be 3 points and a fine.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 26, 2014 at 07:12

No, be real, lawmakers are more concerned with enriching their pockets by coming up with new fines to slap everyone with.
True.

Prisons cost money, fines make money.


Hahaha
That sounds right... only: it isn't.
Ask America's prison Industry...
Ask Serco - a company with great old british ties ;)

martyn_3000  Jul. 28, 2014 at 10:35

Boy, that escalated quickly.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 28, 2014 at 13:55

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Well, why not tackle the root first? :p

Even if Google weren't the empire of evil, I wouldn't buy Google Glass.
I'm old, but I don't need glasses... but hey, I'm gonna wear some anyway, because I wanna look half-Borg with Brins' wonderbra for geeks? Naah...

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