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Google HUD sunglasses, A stylish surveilance camera/GPS tracking device...and I want a pair
orcone
post Feb 24 2012, 01:35 PM
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This is exciting and incredibly frightening. People walking down the street wearing a pair of these could inadvertently be broadcasting my exact location to google (facebook already has facial recognition tech btw).



http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/02/2...end-of-the-year

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"Google is working to deliver a heads-up display allowing users access to email, maps and other tools through a wearable interface. According to the NY Times' sources, the device will be available later this year, and sell for prices comparable to smartphones. 'The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS. ... The glasses will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby, according to the Google employees. The glasses are not designed to be worn constantly — although Google expects some of the nerdiest users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed.'"


Are we about to enter the golden age of cybernetics? Surely if this is popular (and it's google, it'll be eaten up by the public), it will lead the way to implants and other melding of human and tech.

I am so incredibly excited about these, but at the same time terrified of turning every single person who wears them into mobile surveillance cameras...

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post Feb 24 2012, 02:05 PM
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I'm pretty excited about this too. Can't wait to get my hands on the SDK!


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orcone
post Feb 24 2012, 02:09 PM
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I will mod the SHIT out of these things. Custom interfaces, informational graphs about EVERYTHING, the ability to look at something and get a rough idea what speed I'll need to be driving to jump over it/through it...
Fuck yes.

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post Feb 24 2012, 02:22 PM
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I'm waiting for nerds to get run over wearing these things when crossing the road.


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post Feb 24 2012, 02:34 PM
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Cars already have GPS in them, I'd install an AP that would tell me of anything moving in my direction at high speed that's likely to hit me.

Impact avoidance systems built into your sunglasses.

The possibilities for this sort of tech are endless.
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post Feb 24 2012, 02:36 PM
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I'm going to modify my current Android app to make sunglasses that adapt to the current light intensity. But that won't be useful until the entire lens is an OLED display.


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TheSingularity
post Feb 24 2012, 03:18 PM
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Also highly looking forward to this, They are already working on contact lenses you can wear that have a readable picture projected onto your eye. So far those are only 1 pixel only so still some work to do there.

But yes if Google gets this going mainstream we are going to end up with some crazy brilliant glasses/eventually contact lenses.

For some reason I didn't think of the fact they could be used as mobile surveillance...Just more information for the government so they can keep tabs on everyone especially in America.

There is an easy solution though ever heard of Infra-red LEDs? Cover your face, or well around your face with Infra-red LEDs and they won't be able to see you clearly enough to be able to know who you are, that is until they get microphones...=S

Hmm the military organizations will be very interested in these, I'm sure they were currently developing them already, well DARPA in the USA was I think...And Google must've beaten them too it, unless it is the same deal as with Siri and Google bought the technology after it costed too much for DARPA to continue developing because there funding had been cut back after the Budget had been declared over there.


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orcone
post Feb 24 2012, 03:23 PM
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I love the idea of all of the information in the internet being present in your vision. People might say we already have this ability with phones and tablets, but they're not truly "connected" to you.
If we remove the necessity to divert our attention away from our environment to access data, we suddenly live in a much smarter, complex and amazing world.
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post Feb 24 2012, 03:26 PM
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It runs Android, if there's code in there for surveillance, people will find it. Even if it's added inconspicuously, there will inevitably be a geek that finds it and reports it. That being said, I doubt Google is going to allow tracking of people in that manner.

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post Feb 24 2012, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 03:56 PM) *
It runs Android, if there's code in there for surveillance, people will find it. Even if it's added inconspicuously, there will inevitably be a geek that finds it and reports it. That being said, I doubt Google is going to allow tracking of people in that manner.


Has anyone here even read the new Google privacy policy edits?? Or do you just not understand what they mean?

On the contrary, Google is already changing privacy policies to incorporate uTube, Gmail, and their search engines to data miner users' "patterns". Its all in the name of "marketing", but they're so well tied in with big brother in the USA that surely these glasses will be used to track and record user movement as well. Eventually everything you've ever done will be found on a web page as hackers access and exploit the info.

It really saddens me to see so many people, who I thought we smart, succumb to such privacy invasions. We're returning to the days of J. Edgar Hoover, where big brother has a file on every person in the world. And anyone who thinks AU is immune to such invasions of privacy is just naive.

Sorry, but these glasses are exactly what we don't want from Google, as they can't be trusted. This is a giant leap backwards for democracy/republics and freedom, and a huge step forwards for socialism. And the sheep just follow along over the cliff. Sad times indeed.


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post Feb 24 2012, 03:49 PM
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Can you imagine if google stepped forward and said "Right, we've tracked you before, but this leap in technology is simply too important for intrustion and tracking purposes. So we're instead just going to pursue cybernetics from now on and make billions from that. Nobody likes ads."

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post Feb 24 2012, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE (darklife41 @ Feb 24 2012, 04:42 PM) *
QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 03:56 PM) *
It runs Android, if there's code in there for surveillance, people will find it. Even if it's added inconspicuously, there will inevitably be a geek that finds it and reports it. That being said, I doubt Google is going to allow tracking of people in that manner.


Has anyone here even read the new Google privacy policy edits?? Or do you just not understand what they mean?

On the contrary, Google is already changing privacy policies to incorporate uTube, Gmail, and their search engines to data miner users' "patterns". Its all in the name of "marketing", but they're so well tied in with big brother in the USA that surely these glasses will be used to track and record user movement as well. Eventually everything you've ever done will be found on a web page as hackers access and exploit the info.

It really saddens me to see so many people, who I thought we smart, succumb to such privacy invasions. We're returning to the days of J. Edgar Hoover, where big brother has a file on every person in the world. And anyone who thinks AU is immune to such invasions of privacy is just naive.

Sorry, but these glasses are exactly what we don't want from Google, as they can't be trusted. This is a giant leap backwards for democracy/republics and freedom, and a huge step forwards for socialism. And the sheep just follow along over the cliff. Sad times indeed.




There's already a thread for this discussion, keep it there.

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TheSingularity
post Feb 24 2012, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 04:26 PM) *
It runs Android, if there's code in there for surveillance, people will find it. Even if it's added inconspicuously, there will inevitably be a geek that finds it and reports it. That being said, I doubt Google is going to allow tracking of people in that manner.


Err, they don't call it tracking to them it is data mining. And how else are they going to overlay the information of buildings and people, yeah you might say it does it on the fly, but they have a record of what you have looked at and what information has appeared on your screen giving them a trail of your movements and where people are anyway. So whether they take a direct feed of the camera or just use the information the Glasses are receiving they will still have the information they need to track you constantly.

QUOTE (darklife41 @ Feb 24 2012, 04:42 PM) *
QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 03:56 PM) *
It runs Android, if there's code in there for surveillance, people will find it. Even if it's added inconspicuously, there will inevitably be a geek that finds it and reports it. That being said, I doubt Google is going to allow tracking of people in that manner.


Has anyone here even read the new Google privacy policy edits?? Or do you just not understand what they mean?

On the contrary, Google is already changing privacy policies to incorporate uTube, Gmail, and their search engines to data miner users' "patterns". Its all in the name of "marketing", but they're so well tied in with big brother in the USA that surely these glasses will be used to track and record user movement as well. Eventually everything you've ever done will be found on a web page as hackers access and exploit the info.

It really saddens me to see so many people, who I thought we smart, succumb to such privacy invasions. We're returning to the days of J. Edgar Hoover, where big brother has a file on every person in the world. And anyone who thinks AU is immune to such invasions of privacy is just naive.

Sorry, but these glasses are exactly what we don't want from Google, as they can't be trusted. This is a giant leap backwards for democracy/republics and freedom, and a huge step forwards for socialism. And the sheep just follow along over the cliff. Sad times indeed.


Fuck me, don't start this shit up again, I read the damn privacy policy shit all changed. Yes Google is highly incorporated with the governments of not just the USA but also China. I just have to wonder where the information on Australians goes to. Anyway again you say we are naive and yet you don't realise the USA is watching every fucking person there already anyway. I know from someone who lives there, there is a camera every kilometre, they now are allowed to fly UAVs over American airspace, they can track you via bluetooth and wifi signals from your phone. The information you send via text message has to be stored somewhere while it waits for the receiver to open and receive it. In a state in America they are using cameras or just previous information about crimes that happened in that state to predict the most likely places a crime will be committed each hour in that state. So with all the information they are gathering soon they will be able to predict your every movement.

Note I'm talking about America but what is it 10 or 20 years that Australia is behind them in some things but end up being the same.


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post Feb 24 2012, 05:25 PM
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I want these glasses in my life. I wonder if you can get them as a prescription set, most likely that would fuck the screen if that's how it's displayed.


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post Feb 24 2012, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 03:49 PM) *
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whats the story behind that?


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post Feb 24 2012, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (@~thehung @ Feb 24 2012, 07:59 PM) *
QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Feb 24 2012, 03:49 PM) *
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whats the story behind that?

No idea, it just happens to suit the discussion.


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post Feb 24 2012, 09:33 PM
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You can't separate the implications of these glasses from the other google privacy changes as Google is making a single privacy policy for everything they control. The issues are exactly the same, whether you choose to see it that way or not.

QUOTE (TheSingularity @ Feb 24 2012, 05:01 PM) *
Note I'm talking about America but what is it 10 or 20 years that Australia is behind them in some things but end up being the same.


We agree on one thing, that everything which happens in USA will eventually happen here.

But I take exception with your generalisation of the USA. I think I know more about the USA than your friend.

I have many friends and relatives in America stretched across 38 states, and lived there for 42 years myself. I also still visit twice every year, traveling through LA, Chicago, and then on to Madison, Wisconsin. While some cities may indeed have cameras on every block (primarily the larger ones like NYC, Houston, and LA), I come from a small town in a smaller state (population wise) Wisconsin that has no such cameras, never has, and will do everything in their power to prevent it from happening there. States have much more power in the USA than they do in AU to control their own laws, and thus each state has their own laws and ethical codes. In fact, there's not a state in the USA that will allow fixed speed cameras like AU does, and you'd be hard pressed to find an American who agrees with cameras in public other than in private shops. Maybe you're confusing the USA with England? I'd take your friend's observations with a grain of salt. :-)

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post Feb 24 2012, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (darklife41 @ Feb 24 2012, 10:33 PM) *
You can't separate the implications of these glasses from the other google privacy changes as Google is making a single privacy policy for everything they control. The issues are exactly the same, whether you choose to see it that way or not.

QUOTE (TheSingularity @ Feb 24 2012, 05:01 PM) *
Note I'm talking about America but what is it 10 or 20 years that Australia is behind them in some things but end up being the same.


We agree on one thing, that everything which happens in USA will eventually happen here.

But I take exception with your generalisation of the USA. I think I know more about the USA than your friend.

I have many friends and relatives in America stretched across 38 states, and lived there for 42 years myself. I also still visit twice every year, traveling through LA, Chicago, and then on to Madison, Wisconsin. While some cities may indeed have cameras on every block (primarily the larger ones like NYC, Houston, and LA), I come from a small town in a smaller state (population wise) Wisconsin that has no such cameras, never has, and will do everything in their power to prevent it from happening there. States have much more power in the USA than they do in AU to control their own laws, and thus each state has their own laws and ethical codes. In fact, there's not a state in the USA that will allow fixed speed cameras like AU does, and you'd be hard pressed to find an American who agrees with cameras in public other than in private shops. Maybe you're confusing the USA with England? I'd take your friend's observations with a grain of salt. :-)


I wouldn't exactly call him my friend...To be more precise that is, he is an acquaintance over the internet, a hacker to be exact although at times more interested in being a phreaker. He lives in NYC, he knows for a fact there are cameras everywhere in NYC because he can see them. Yes it maybe different by state but even some of the states are using other means of surveillance you may not even realise. Such as the using previous information to be able to predict what will happen crime wise every hour, and it has a very high rate of being correct. The good thing is they can now prevent the crimes by either patrolling the area at the time or catching the person in the act.

I will have to look it up but it was a rather interesting article on Popular Science about it. Then you have the UAVs that are being given more and more allowance when it comes to airspace it can fly over. So begin wearing a Infra-red LED hat and they will have a hard time working out who you are =P

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post Mar 2 2012, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (orcone @ Feb 24 2012, 04:23 PM) *
I love the idea of all of the information in the internet being present in your vision. People might say we already have this ability with phones and tablets, but they're not truly "connected" to you.
If we remove the necessity to divert our attention away from our environment to access data, we suddenly live in a much smarter, complex and amazing world.

Yeah, that's great and all, if only there's some way to drive it... this idea needs a thought interface.
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post Apr 7 2012, 12:10 AM
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http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/296238,up...cept-video.aspx

Friggin awesome, is it not?


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