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Computer Glasses: The End Of The Smartphone Era Is Coming (Google and Micorosft are ready)
Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2012 | Nicholas Carlson

Posted on 11/23/2012 7:10:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind

You've heard that Google is working on computerized glasses. They're called Google Glass, and developers can already buy them.

It turns out Microsoft is working on something similar. It filed some patents on the project and Unwired View dug them up.

There's a big difference between what Microsoft is working on and Google Glass, though.

The most recent word out of Google is that Google Glass isn't going to use "augmented reality" – where data and illustrations overlay the actual world around you. Google Glass is actually just a tiny screen you have to look up and to the left to see.

Microsoft's glasses seem to utilize augmented reality. In a patent illustration we've embedded below, you can see that the glasses put data on top of a live action concert and a ballgame.

Both gadget concepts are very interesting.

Lots of people disagree with me, including other BI writers, but I think something like Google Glass or whatever Microsoft is working on could end up replacing the smartphone as the dominant way people access the Internet and connect to each other.

First off: something has to. Disruption is inevitable.

Secondly: The trend is obvious. Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning.

First they were in big rooms, then they sat on desktops, then they sat on our laps, and now they're in our palms. Next they'll be on our faces.

(Eventually they'll be in our brains.)

By the way, you can bet that if Microsoft and Google are working on computerized glasses, so is Apple and Jony Ive.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: google; micorosft; smartglasses; smartphone

1 posted on 11/23/2012 7:11:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The most recent word out of Google is that Google Glass isn't going to use "augmented reality" – where data and illustrations overlay the actual world around you.

Riiiiight.....people are just going to be watching porn on them.

2 posted on 11/23/2012 7:13:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

... and the glasses will not keep them from going blind...


3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:14:23 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

MICROSOFT's PATENT:


The patent suggests the glasses would be attached to a wrist-worn computer.


Microsoft suggests the glasses could overlay statistics about sport
4 posted on 11/23/2012 7:16:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sort of reminds me of the wrist watch radio Dick Tracy used or the shoe phone Maxwell Smart had. The trick is to find a way to wear your computer.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 7:16:18 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like their MLB database could use a little updating.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 7:17:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Riiiiight.....people are just going to be watching porn on them.

You say that like it's a bad thing!

7 posted on 11/23/2012 7:21:27 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: SeekAndFind
Microsoft suggests the glasses could overlay statistics about sports
Today's announcers never shut up with the useless stats as it is. Now this krap?
Feckin' techno-weenies are ruining everything.
8 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:12 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

Check out the new Oakley Airwave snow goggle. Half the tech is already here and available.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:24 AM PST by ScottinSacto (Liberals support abortion on demand and gay marriage....sounds like a great strategic plan!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Check out the new Oakley Airwave snow goggle. Half the tech is already here and available.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:37 AM PST by ScottinSacto (Liberals support abortion on demand and gay marriage....sounds like a great strategic plan!)
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To: oh8eleven

I see another app that will “overlay” statistics.

“Dimensions: 36-24-36.....Are They Real?: Yes.”


11 posted on 11/23/2012 7:29:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder if they have consulted with Navan Johnson on possible lawsuits down the road.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 7:29:44 AM PST by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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13 posted on 11/23/2012 7:30:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Futureama had an episode on this a few years ago. They called it...

Use your imagination where the gadget got inserted. Eyedrops not included!

14 posted on 11/23/2012 7:31:53 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly...and HTTR


15 posted on 11/23/2012 7:35:04 AM PST by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: SeekAndFind
I am already working on my first app…


16 posted on 11/23/2012 7:37:13 AM PST by cartan
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To: SeekAndFind

Ambulance chaser’s delight this will be.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 7:37:59 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: SeekAndFind

Truly horrifying.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 7:38:08 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: SeekAndFind

And of course people will have the good sense not to drive with them on.....right?


19 posted on 11/23/2012 7:40:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

....... and I haven’t even gotten my first smart phone....... I will never catch up........:(


20 posted on 11/23/2012 7:42:01 AM PST by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Fancy way to find out who’s on first.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

Healthwise, wouldn’t this be the equivalent to walking around with a cell phone strapped to your head?

Brain tumor, anyone?


22 posted on 11/23/2012 7:43:49 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: SeekAndFind

Vernor Vinge’s book “Rainbows End” provides an interesting take on a future with incredible advances in wearable computing/ubiquitous computing.

After the glasses, the next step will be a contact lens:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=virtual-reality-contact-l&page=2

http://www.engr.washington.edu/facresearch/highlights/ee_contactlens.html


23 posted on 11/23/2012 7:46:57 AM PST by Rammer
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To: dearolddad

“Riiiiight.....people are just going to be watching porn on them.

You say that like it’s a bad thing!”

Guess what “DEAR OLD DAD” wants for Christmas?


24 posted on 11/23/2012 7:51:34 AM PST by wolficatZ (Sat on their butts election day? Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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To: oh8eleven

If the options settings are set up well, you could possibly choose the info that you want to see and turn the sound off completely.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 7:54:41 AM PST by Bob
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To: WildWeasel

Yoda, typing this you are?


26 posted on 11/23/2012 8:02:52 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SeekAndFind

Voice recognition will have to get a lot better than it is.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 8:03:46 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: dearolddad; dfwgator

“Riiiiight.....people are just going to be watching porn on them.”

Brings a whole new meaning to the old bumper sticker “Watch my rear end, not hers!”

I’d guess that there will be a whole new class of moving violation tickets written by troopers:

DWL -”Driving While Leering”.

Auto accidents will skyrocket!


28 posted on 11/23/2012 8:06:37 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: dfwgator
Oliver Stone produced a terrific TV mini-series about this 20+ eyars ago.

It seemed pure sci-fi in the era of dialup modems only.

Folks mostly just escaped into virtual reality play rooms, sitting in the corner like junkies.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 8:07:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cartan

I remember seeing those ads when I was a kid. Did anybody ever order them? What did they get? Did they work?


30 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:23 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind
How about using smart glasses for something more quotidian, like vision correction? With lenses that emit a counter-blurred picture for the near- or farsighted to see properly?

Granted that it's not a whiz-bang idea, but it'd sell like hotcakes. No more paying for new glasses [or lenses, which cost close to a new pair] just because you need a new prescription.

31 posted on 11/23/2012 8:26:13 AM PST by danielmryan
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

re: “I remember seeing those ads when I was a kid. Did anybody ever order them? What did they get? Did they work?”

I remember those ads, too. I figure if they DID work, you wouldn’t have to ask as we would all have a pair of them already.


32 posted on 11/23/2012 8:28:52 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: rusty schucklefurd

These will help me immensley. Right now it is difficult to drive and surf the web while talking on the phone.


33 posted on 11/23/2012 8:37:42 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: dfwgator

The race will be on to see who can ban them first.

I say California.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 8:43:38 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet Obama wants a pair to be TOTUS.
And I know where he will stick the router at.


35 posted on 11/23/2012 8:52:18 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Eye strain, headache and possibly migraine city.
For the people who can't walk and chew gum, frightening.
36 posted on 11/23/2012 8:52:56 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It won’t be long until someone is found with their car wrapped around a telephone pole with a porno running in these glasses.


37 posted on 11/23/2012 8:56:16 AM PST by nonamer
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To: Bob
... you could possibly choose the info that you want to see and turn the sound off completely.
I don't want see or hear any of the asinine stats ... I want to watch the game.
38 posted on 11/23/2012 9:33:55 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what people will be like in 100yrs if we keep finding ways to input and increase the data we are exposed to?


39 posted on 11/23/2012 9:49:05 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr
I wonder what people will be like in 100yrs if we keep finding ways to input and increase the data we are exposed to?


40 posted on 11/23/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Travis McGee
Folks mostly just escaped into virtual reality play rooms, sitting in the corner like junkies.

...or just stay in their parent's basement staring up at the Obama poster on the ceiling between 8 hours stints of gaming.

41 posted on 11/23/2012 12:54:19 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

42 posted on 11/23/2012 1:13:04 PM PST by Bratch
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To: SeekAndFind

43 posted on 11/23/2012 2:29:28 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dfwgator

governments will use your argument to ban this new technology and any new thing for us to use. Of course these government idiots will use any new tech to monitor us as they think they are our betters


44 posted on 11/23/2012 2:35:44 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: nonamer

governments will use your argument to ban this new technology and any new thing for us to use. Of course these government idiots will use any new tech to monitor us as they think they are our betters


45 posted on 11/23/2012 2:36:31 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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