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Google Glass

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Transcript of Google Glass

Google Glass
To The
"Future Of Mankind" (Anthony)
Which is to say, wherever we can imagine ourselves going. The Google Glass is currently still in what Google calls the "Explorer" phase of development, and there are voices in the conversation ringing an alarm about what this sort of ubiquitous computing would mean to humanity. Keiichi Matsuda sees the technology that allows images to be projected directly onto the eye in a decidedly dystopic way:
Where Will It Take Us?
What does it do?
Google glass has a number of first-party apps designed to more efficiently meet the increasingly pervasive technological needs of the modern person. There are, of course, third party apps available as well.
What is it?
Google Glass is an optical head-mounted computer display. Variously called "smart eyewear" by Google and "augmented reality glasses," by The Verge, it looks like a pair of glasses without lenses. The computer display rests on the frame over one brow and projects directly into the eyeball.
Features:
touchpad
camera
display
voice activated
Google Apps:
Strava Run
Swing Byte
Golf Sight
Strava Cycle
Lynx Fit
Hands-Free SMS
Navigation
Google Play Musi
c
Take a Picture
Google Now
Evernote
Allthecooks
News
Make a Call/
Send SMS
Search
Some Interesting Third-Party Apps:
And Sebastian Anthony, in a 2012 article in Extreme Tech states the obvious when he says Google Glass "will change everything." In this excellent article, he addresses both the utopian and dystopian possibilities, pointing out, as Matsuda emphasizes in his video, the fact that Google is funded by advertising. To further reinforce this perspective, Forbes just published an article listing Google Glass as a "Business Breakthrough Technology." It would be folly to disregard the money-making aspect of this technology.
While others see this as a desirable stage in human evolution, as we progress from humanity, to transhumanity, to posthumanity -- a stage in our evolution when poverty, illness, and even death can be overcome by virtue of technology (Anissimov).
References
Anissimov, Michael. "Top Ten Transhumanist
Technologies." Lifeboat Foundation; Safeguarding Humanity. Lifeboat Foundation. n.d. Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2014.

Anthony, Sebastian. "Google Glass & Now: Utopia
or Dystopia?" Extreme Tech. Ziff Davis, LLC. 28 June 2012. Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2014.

Houston, Thomas. "Google's Project Glass augment reality glasses begin testing.
" The Verge
. Vox Media. 04 April 2012. Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2014.

Leung, Stewart. "10 Business Breakthrough Technologies for 2015." Forbes. Forbes. 14 Sept 2014. Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2014.




Images
Glass. google.com. Web. Images retrieved 15 Sept 2014.

Google Glass. "Google Glass How-To: Getting Started." Online
video clip. Youtube. Youtube. Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2014.

Matsuda, Keiichi. "Augmented (hyper) reality: Domestic Robocop".
Online video clip. Youtube. Youtube. Web. 15 Sept 2014.

Uswak, Iwan. Google Glass Apps. Web. Images retrieved 15 Sep 2014.
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