Transcript: Episode 56 (Google Glass)
Virginia: Today we’re going to talk about augmented reality, privacy, cell phones, and Google Glass.
Andrew: We’re just throwing a bunch of shit in.
Virginia: Basically it’s about how we interact with people while using technology. I brought this topic up because I don’t really know anything about Google Glass.
Nick: Did you even apply for beta?
Virginia: No. I didn’t even try. Did you?
Nick: I made it to the second stage, and then they never got back to me. I wrote all about how I was going to use it.
Andrew: Too vague.
Virginia: Why didn’t you send it to me for spell-checking?
Andrew: There was a time limit.
Virginia: Tell me again what the glasses do.
Nick: They overlay your cell phone’s display onto your glasses.
Andrew: Think about all of the stuff your cell phone does with a head’s up display.
Nick: And very low quality. Very low quality.
Andrew: Right now anyway.
Nick: It’s almost like a clock display.
Andrew: My problem with it is that it doesn’t appear to be actual augmented reality, which is what I want.
Nick: You want to look down the streets at the restaurants and see the menus popping out.
Andrew: Or if I’m getting directions to something, I want to see a line drawn on the ground.
Nick: Or if you’re playing an augmented reality game, then you want a portal to show up in your periphery.
Andrew: If I’m playing Ingress, I want to see stuff pop up as I walk by it.
Virginia: How far away are we from that?
Andrew: I don’t know. I said six months ago that we were five years away from someone printing a 3D gun, but we just did that last week.
Virginia: Is the brain behind this in your pocket? Do you have to wear a phone on your ear?
Nick: You take duct tape and wrap it around your head.
Virginia: Shut up.
Nick: The CPU is in the glasses.
Virginia: How much does it weigh? My phone isn’t light.
Andrew: Most of the weight in your phone is the battery.
Nick: And the glass.
Andrew: I guess if you got rid of a lot of that stuff, it could be pretty light.
Nick: It’s not crazy powerful. It’s not a cell phone. It doesn’t have its own radio or anything.
Andrew: It has to because you can talk on it.
Nick: It does that through your phone.
Virginia: I can’t find anything online about how much it weighs.
Andrew: It still doesn’t have the augmented reality that I’d like to see.
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