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Google Glass NSA Update

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mhatter, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uyQZNg2vE

    Google and the NSA will soon offer Google Glass to lucky NSA+ and Twitter winners.
    White House Press Secretary has just proudly said:

    Win yours here: https://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/
     
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  2. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    I'm skeptical about this glasses thing. I feel like it is going to affect my field of vision.

    Also - how long before this happens?

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  3. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    https://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/terms/

    snipits:

    All 8,000 Invitees who are selected will receive an invitation to become Glass Explorers (no commercial value).

    Glass Explorers have the opportunity to purchase one (1) Glass device at a cost of $1,500 USD (plus any applicable tax).

    In mid-to-late March 2013, the Invitees will be selected and notified by private message on Twitter or Google+, based on their method of Application. Invitees must have followed Glass on Twitter or Google+ (depending on their method of Application) in order to be able to receive invitations.

    INVITEES LIST: You may request a list of Invitees after May 1, 2013 but before November 1, 2013 by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:


    April I guess?

    Since when are there contests where the winners have to pay $1,500 + tax?
    ... They must really want to make sure exactly who owns these first ones.

    Maybe I'd win one with:
    #ifIhadglass I'd watch the watchers
     
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  4. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    so they are selling you a pair of glasses @ $1500 , actually it's presale right ? ... just to show you all fkin adsense ads much closer than before :D?
     
  5. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    you have to win a contest that a ton of people are trying to win THEN pay $1500
     
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    kideze Elite Member

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    When I need to see my e-mail or search I will use my phone or computer. When i step away to give my eyes a break, I NEED TO GIVE MY EYES A BREAK.

    Its an cool innovation but come on.
     
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    How are people going to click those ads? :s
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Why do they always focus on useless technologies, technologies we don't really need. We need people to go out more. We need renewable sources of energy. Not glasses to digitize our world even more.
     
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    I'm not sure if Glasses has this feature, but eventually Augmented Reality displays will have pupil tracking so you can interact with an object by merely focusing on it. Clicking could be done with blinks or a number of other ways.

    The technology is very far from useless. And besides, we already are capable of solar energy, we just need to work on implementing it in the mass effect. Think about when software designers get their hands on this, the application use is endless. 3d modellers could sculpt out of thin air, a pianist could play a virtual piano, you could place a flat screen tv on your wall if you wished, so no need for TV's. Life would be like an MMO with different 'reality realms' (servers), and everyone who had the glasses would be 'in' as they would also be able to interact with each other. I've always day dreamed about augmented reality even before I was a teenager. I'd love to one day design (hire me Image-Line ;)) an Augmented Music Studio.
     
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  10. mhatter

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    Maybe there will be "eye clicks."

    If someone goes somewhere such as walking infront of a business on the side walk or driving down the highway near stores and looks at something (either it recognizes a unique object the ad buyer outs out or a subtle qr like code, or just 100% GPS based), and they fit a target demographic then there will be an "eye popup" with a coupon/discount.

    Luddites are probably going nuts over this.
     
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  11. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Heres the latest update:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4013406/i-used-google-glass-its-the-future-with-monthly-updates

    This is looking more and more like something I would buy. Obviously I watched the prototype videos of some guy walking around like robocop and laughed but this looks like its getting to a useable level.

    I wouldnt walk around with these things on for fun but a lot of my work is in a high intensity buy/sell shift where I have to constantly update 2 smartphones to scan incoming emails. If they can come up with a sub $500 price tag then I will gladly review it.
     
  12. mhatter

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    Based on the Google promo video, one thing that is worrying is that when you ask it for information, it just gives you one answer.

    Google chooses the best answer for you.
    You have no choice.
    Whatever they say must be the truth.
     
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    Will Google Glass POV porn be in HD?