Several U.S. states are considering legislation that will ban the use of Google Glass while driving. This legislation is an awesome idea and it really should be at the federal level.
Google has begun lobbying some states to abandon this legislation. This is a terrible idea. The last thing people need while behind the wheel of two-ton murder machines is a damn computer screen in front of their eyes and all the distractions that come with it. The only things drivers should focus on is the road and not murdering anyone.
Please contact your representatives and tell them Google Glass behind the wheel—and, really, most other places—is a terrible idea.
According to Google’s Sergey Brin, smartphones are emasculating.
But, apparently, swiping the side of your head repeatedly to do smartphone things is not.
Rene Ritchie at iMore invited me to square off about Google Glass, default iOS apps, Chromebook Pixel, multitasking, my old G5 iMac, and more.
If you’re wondering why I sip my beer so much, I’m trying to take a drink for every stupid ‘um’.
Google has taken a page from Microsoft’s book and started producing ads for products that don’t exist.
To be clear: augmented reality glasses sound really interesting. But I want to see how the glasses actually work, not a special effects pitch for Minority Report 2. This video is drumming up excitement over what is effectively vaporware. There is no guarantee that Google Glass will look or work anything like this—or that it will come to market at all, for that matter.
I have a couple of thoughts after watching this twice. I want to play with a pair, but:
- I already feel weird using Siri (and its strict vocabulary requirements) in public, but at least in that situation I look like I’m talking to someone, anyone
- I’m not a fan (yet?) of how Google Glass icons and menus appear dead-center over what I’m looking at and where I’m going. Seems like that’s just begging for a collision, and not the “fancy meeting you here!” kind
It’s vaporware, for now; not an actual product announcement, but a confirmation that the Google[x] skunkworks project is indeed real. Google’s idea is that the glasses can overly icons, alerts, directions, and other indicators over your field of vision.