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Keith W Henline

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Are you ready for the Google Glass generation?

Google Glass brings online to a whole new level. Imagine billions of people walking around recording and uploading video "live". No more secrets! People at work, people at play, people exploring and all that data available live to everyone. Another level of video search called "live search". If you want to find out what someone is doing simply type in their name and you can see what they see and do.

Summation: What did we learn about Google glasses?
A) A lot of you like any technology that will bring more information within our reach, information is power.
B) Lots of you are concerned about privacy issues. You like your freedom.
C) Most of you are concerned about the government getting and misusing our information.
I congratulate all of you for your well made points and I have learned what a awesome group of intelligent analysts we have here at TED. TY one and all.

Think of it this way: You are watching each other, the government is watching you, you are watching the government, the government is also watching you watch the government, the government is watching the government, the government is also watching other governments that are watching our government and God is watching all of this an laughing her ass off as she thinks "at least they are easy to entertain".

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Think of it this way: You are watching each other, the government is watching you, you are watching the government, the government is also watching you watch the government, the government is watching the government, the government is also watching other governments that are watching our government and God is watching all of this an laughing her ass off as she thinks "at least they are easy to entertain".

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  • Jul 19 2013: Google Glass looks (to me) like a solution in search of a problem. I could imagine a mechanic looking at a repair video in real time, or a schematic, and I could imagine walking down the street and seeing "enhanced" signs, or street signs where none exist, but I don't see a compelling reason to get this product right now.

    10 years ago I rode my bicycle from the Pacific to Atlantic ocean. On my helmet was a mirror about the size of a dentist mirror, that enabled me to look behind without having to twist; (I was 50 at the time and not very flexible.) It took a while to acclimate to the mirror, but long after the ride was over, I would look in the direction of the (non-existent) mirror if I heard a noise behind me, and then I would turn around after realizing I was not wearing my helmet. I realize this is really basic technology, but it illustrated to me how easy it would be to adopt or even become dependent upon experience-altering technology.
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      Jul 19 2013: You mention some good uses for Google Glass and I think it is the right direction but I would like to see some bigger leaps in technology. I would like to see holograms I/O and minimal size by doing the computing in the cloud instead of on the device.
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        Jul 19 2013: Bud, you understand that this tech is only locking you further into never contemplating stepping outside the digital infrastructure?. An example. An immigrant friend of mine was asking me where was the best places to go in my country, i told him a few places but he baulked at the mention of sleeping in a tent with no facilities close by, i told him to go on the Tube and see what others have put up there about these places. There wasn't much so he chose the typical tourist route. I must look at the specs for Glass but it's useless where there is no tower.

        I'm not saying that this tech is bad but you have got to see when someone's battery dies on their phone, it's amazing.

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