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Google picks 8,000 to test Internet-connected glasses

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I don't think "hidden camera" is accurate. It might be out of the way, but it hasn't been "hidden." Even if others can't see it, they'll be able to see what you are wearing on your face. The concept sounds cool, but there's no info on battery life or storage capacity. If it's all cloud-based, then your head will be swimming in constant Wi-Fi.

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" The winners will have to pay $1,500" to assist Big Brother in spying on the public.

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8,000 social pariahs, or 'Glass*oles', as they've been dubbed.

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Google Glass is supposed to perform many of the same tasks as smartphones, except the glasses respond to voice commands instead of fingers touching a display screen.

Don't want to be critical but I hope they have developed the technology well enough to work properly. Most I have seen is unreliable enough to be considered a failure.

Also, will there be any adverse effects to having a big antenna wrapped around your head?

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This is a bad idea. I am dodging net zombies every day in Tokyo, near misses by bike riding net/phone zombies and then the far too frequent automobile residing net/phone zombies. Make the internet available on glasses and there will be even more web zombies crashing into people instead of paying attention to the here and now.

Then there is the issue that social isolation is already terrible due to people retreating into their devices instead of interacting with live relationships. One more way for people to get lost from reality. Bad idea!

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More than just "filming whatever you are doing", its interesting and potentially frightening to see where this will lead. With this and improving face recognition, content based image retrieval etc. you can imagine a scenario with augmented reality showing you things about people just by looking at them. One thing that springs to mind is mug-shots, which are online in some places even if people weren't convicted. So potentially those people would be sort of tarred and feathered by augmented reality.

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So you win but you have to pay 1800 dollar. That is not what I call winning. Google is the only one who wins.

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"We are the Borg...."

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Been wearing my Cyberborg glasses for years and didn't cost $1500?

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There's a certain bar in Seattle that has already promised a good beating to any "glass-@oles" that are fool enough to enter the premises. Whatever happened to valuing privacy?

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In 10-15 years these will seem quaint. New tech is always disparaged, computers were, as were mobile phones.

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Good! Only one win "$1500". I think it should be use appropriately. I love tech and like Glass. How it feels http://adf.ly/Li3VK

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tkoind: This is a bad idea. I am dodging net zombies every day in Tokyo, near misses by bike riding net/phone zombies and then the far too frequent automobile residing net/phone zombies. Make the internet available on glasses and there will be even more web zombies crashing into people instead of paying attention to the here and now.

Yes, there is a lot of concern here in the US because we know there will be a bunch of fools wearing these while driving.

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And the Google Borg Collective is born

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I must honestly say that I share many of the concerns mentioned above, with that said however, I will be assimilated. New tech is really cool, it's users who cause the problems.

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It look like buying Brain Cancer for $ 1500. I don't want to be Guinea Pig for Google project. If mobile phone is causing Brain tumor and then you have to think about wearing Google Glasses which connecting Internet.

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