Google's augmented-reality glasses

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by hosh0, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. IzzehO

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    I worded that terribly. My point is they haven't even got the software for such a system working at a reasonable level... let alone the idea of such a hardware device. It's just PR nonsense so in 10 years they can claim they came up with the idea.
     
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    How do you know that? Google's innovation over the last 5 or so years has been second to none just about. I would not be suprised in the slightest if they are a lot further along in the process than most of us think.
     
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    $100 says all the people complaining about these google glasses will be buying Apple iGlasses.. you know... because they have more colors and things..
     
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    Yes we do. Samsung has full transparent display out already. Although TV resolution might be an issue at the level of the AR Glasses, it's really just refining a technology.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1cg6HMXx68

    Currently I believe this device can already be produce, but it'll be bulky, slow and unreliable. Give it time for refinement and I'm sure in a couple of years we'll be seeing this as reality. However for it to work effectively, we still need a decent 3G/4G connection for speed.
     
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    Agreed, The tech is out there and is being refined every day, and look at the advancement of technology in the last 10 years, it's amazing how fast it's tracking along.

    Also, with Google's innovation videos (take the self driving car as another example) it seem's they are just giving the public an idea of what they are doing behind the scenes. It's not as though this is an announcement video or even a prototype, it's just a glimpse of R&D being done at google.
     
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    I'm aware transparent displays are on the way, but for the most part they are a few years off. That doesn't really change the fact that what Google are displaying really isn't that interesting. They aren't (?) designing the revolutionary hardware, they haven't really got the software (yet), as you've only got to try and use their voice recognition to know its still off (tried the auto captions on youtube lately?), and all they are really doing is proposing some future technological 'cool' idea that any respectable geek thought of years ago.

    I guess what I'm getting at is... what is google researching and hoping to achieve? they are limited by other companies hardware limitations (in terms of time till they are available) and their own software (in that it is a long way off what the video suggests). This is unlike the self driving car that has both hardware and software that can be implemented...

    May as well be watching an episode of star trek, as opposed to some project by Google?
     
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    It's a design proposal. Proof of concept comes next. Then design refinement and prototyping. It's the first stage of designing a product. There are plenty of hardware and software that are available which the general public does not know about. With a proper design brief, they can go to manufacturers and propose a design for them to come up with the equipment. By the time that general public like yourself know of the existance of such hardware, it'll means that a competitor will probably know of it too. Which is why they're generally kept under wrap until release.

    Steve Job didn't say "lets see, computer should be big and beige. I don't know of any computer that can fit into a tiny cube. That's not possible lets just do it big and beige." No, he wanted a computer that's fast and fit into a little square box. His engineer had to figure out how, and they did it.

    Google has deep pockets... very deep pockets. :thumbup:
     
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    This line of thinking hurts my head so much. It isn't out yet so um why bother. Seriously WTF man, if you are talking about a single company being able to do it from start to finish I think it's pretty much only Samsung who have the capability right? Cause just about no other company I can think of produces everything needed in such a system. And well even Samsung doesn't have any software that would be useful to run this type of system.

    I am glad a company is thinking outside the box and I seriously think you could see these in the mass market well within five years.
     
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    Battery life of 5 minutes :p

    Also a mobile reciever sitting 2 cm from your eyes and brain..hmm
     
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    Im calling bullshit on that video.

    Just imagine... You're fapping, Forget to take the glasses off.. you're watching a porno that happens to have the word 'share' in it.. But then again, Who watches porn with the sound on? :D

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    lol, Reading the comments on that video, Best one so far
    "It's all fun and games until a stupid 30second ad pops up while your driving.."
     
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    That looks pretty cool but maybe I don't want to wear glasses :p Unless they are sunnies of course.
     
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    There was a great TED demonstration of an AR pendant which had a camera and mini projector in it. Worked quite well doing what they demoed. It was just a prototype. The idea of a wearable AR device is sound. I imagine the AR glasses will sync up to your phone and all work would be done there, same as with the projector device. So doing little to no processing itself, there's no reason you couldn't get a decent battery life out of it with good battery tech and an efficient design. Software wise there's pretty much nothing there that android isn't already doing, it's just doing it on a secondary display, which android can already output to. Every element shown is current technology, its just a matter of improving the main physical and software components so they can come together as a working product.

    Just hope you can wear them with spectacles. Some of us need to be able to see and I'd rather not have to get it physically attached to my specs.

    Why is this in CE&SD? Mobile section surely?
     
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    I reckon they'll probably have ad sensing that blocks out all regular poster ads out and about but instead puts in the google adstalksense crap instead.
     
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    It is entirely appropriate that Google makes glasses.

    Much likes its search engine, you'd get them to look for useful things, but just end up staring at tits.
     
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    Haha, that is genius! Far more realistic than the Google version.

    :D
     
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    Anyone that is actually impressed by the pretensions jerk in the google video, can fucking have these stupid things.. NO ONE TALKS TO THEMSELVES. IT WONT HAPPEN.
     
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    What are you talking about?
     
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    the voices in my head disagree :Paranoid:
     

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