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OT: Google Glass & Lyrics at the Gig


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I think Google Glass is an interesting invention. It would be kinda cool to have it to read lyrics at the gig without anyone thinking that you didn't take the time to memorize the music. :laugh:

 

I read reports of citizens of San Francisco having problems with the tech community. People are getting the Google Glass ripped from their face.

 

KLONK for the story...

 

Google Glass costs around $1,500.

 

Pretty soon, everybody and their grandmother will have a pair. :cool:

 

But I think they're a bit creepy.

 

As a guy in his mid-fifties, I try very hard to stay cool and avoid being creepy at all costs. :cool::)

 

Sunglasses are fine. But folks who decide to make a fashion statement by wearing Google Glass should be cautious.

 

I remember when Bluetooth came out and everyone was wearing a transceiver in their ear. I was in Philadelphia at a convention. At lunch, around six suits walk out of the convention hall talking to themselves. Loudly! :eek:

 

I swear. It took me a few seconds to realize that they weren't actually talking to themselves, but talking on their cell phone that was hidden in their pocket.

 

Definitely creepy... and just plain stupid-looking, I thought. :crazy:

 

No matter. I'm pretty sure folks around here (RTP, NC) are going to be donned with these pretty soon... and driving their Tesla Model S. :facepalm:

 

So, using an iPad in performance is pretty cool, I think. But seeing a guy playing keyboards wearing Google Glass would send me over the edge.

 

Or perhaps I'm just Old School.

 

So... are any of you guys going for the Google Glass?

 

Ummmm... $1,500 could buy one and a half PX-5S keyboards. :)

 

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I'll admit to being just enough of a gadget nerd to be intrigued by these, but at $1,500 I doubt I'll have them anytime soon. Maybe when the price starts coming down... :cool:

 

Call me a skeptic, but I can see a huge potential for abuse of these things. I can easily imagine people bumping into each other in public because they weren't watching where they're going. And how in the world would you enforce laws against people using them while driving, especially if they get to where they're indistinguishable from regular glasses? :o

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Awesome topic. Tom, your post got me thinking. For laptop users, there are possibilities beyond lyrics. OSC apps can be used to create custom displays (shared here). Think displaying patchnames, cues, various parameter info, in addition to lyrics.

 

Interesting, indeed.

 

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No, they have a camera in them. You can get shot if certain people think your recording them. Its also illegal to do so in many states. I think people generally should have the right to some privacy.

 

At least when a person is holding up a phone you know they are recording you. I have never bought a bluetooth ear piece, so I doubt I would buy google glasses. Though hands free bluetooth in the car through the entertainment center is the bomb.

 

Besides google glass is soon going to be replaced: Google developing contact lens camera

 

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When Google glass first came out, I was hoping I'd be able to read charts on them. (can I?)

 

I'm a Bellagio pianist in Las Vegas - - two of my colleauges keep iPads on the piano when playing. Guests really dig it if I don't know a request, but can look it up and play it for them . .

 

I'm not peppered with constant requests, but it's nice to accomodate the few "exotic" requests when guests have them.

 

I'm still experimenting/debating between keeping my laptop at work, or actually loading the .pdf's onto my phone. It's small - -but I think I can visually scan a chord sheet and pull off a tune enough to make someone happy. But . .

 

Having all those fakebooks in Google glass . . hmmmm . . . that could be very cool. Are we there?

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To me, the idiotic thing about Google Glass is that I had surgery so I would no longer need glasses nor contacts. Now I'm going to voluntarily wear glasses to interface with a computer? No, thanks.

 

That said, Tom's idea of wearing them for charts or lyrics is a cute idea.

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Personally I don't see how a performer could pull off wearing Google Glass and get away with it. No one want's their activities recorded in a club, and if the guy onstage is wearing a sneaky recording device like Google Glass it could cause all kinds of problems... and maybe even potential lawsuits.

 

There have been several times when I've tried to record people having fun on the dance floor, and been told to stop by someone who is not supposed to be there with who they're with. The younger they are, the more sensitive they are to it.

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If you're recording me with those without my permission, expect them to be pulled from your face and smashed. Every time.

 

I'll deal with the consequences afterwards.

 

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If you're recording me with those without my permission, expect them to be pulled from your face and smashed. Every time.

 

I'll deal with the consequences afterwards.

 

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What a laugh this is! :D.

You've got the NSA wanting to know what you are having for breakfast and everything else included Joe!.

 

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I think if Google Glass is recording, it should do two things. First, the lenses should light up red. Second, it should emit a beep that's loud enough for all those being recorded can hear (and possibly deafen the wearer). :laugh:

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If you're recording me with those without my permission, expect them to be pulled from your face and smashed. Every time.

 

I'll deal with the consequences afterwards.

 

..Joe

 

What a laugh this is! :D.

You've got the NSA wanting to know what you are having for breakfast and everything else included Joe!.

 

Brett

 

Which is bad enough let alone some turd on the street doing the same thing, Hence why they'll be gone.

 

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Be afraid of Google Glass....be very afraid...

 

California Polytechnic grad students created a spyware proof-of-concept for Google Glass and got it into the Google Play store. The software takes a photo every ten seconds when Glasss display is off, uploading the images to a remote server without giving the wearer any sign that his or her vision has been hijacked.

 

and then I saw this one:

 

In the process, I explain the mechanism behind a security exploit in Android 4.0 that had been disclosed last September (this is the bug I used to modify Glass, not fastboot). Finally, I take a look at some important considerations on the security of this device that I find quite concerning.

 

Once the attacker has root on your Glass, they have much more power than if they had access to your phone or even your computer: they have control over a camera and a microphone that are attached to your head. A bugged Glass doesnt just watch your every move: it watches everything you are looking at (intentionally or furtively) and hears everything you do. The only thing it doesnt know are your thoughts.

 

However, a more subtle issue is that, in a way, it also hacks into every device you interact with. It knows all your passwords, for example, as it can watch you type them. It even manages to monitor your usage of otherwise safe, old-fashioned technology: it watches you enter door codes, it takes pictures of your keys, and it records what you write using a pen and paper. Nothing is safe once your Glass has been hacked.

 

 

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We have a few early adopters at work. They look a little odd, just like cell phones and earpieces did when they first came out, but they have some serious applications beyond "gee whiz". People are very concerned about privacy rights (as they should be), but being filmed with no indication that it's happening in a public area or an area where you, in the legal sense. have no expectation of privacy is not illegal.

 

And yes, exploits are horrible, but they are also inevitable. These edge case scenarios are just that.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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People are very concerned about privacy rights (as they should be), but being filmed with no indication that it's happening in a public area or an area where you, in the legal sense. have no expectation of privacy is not illegal.
No, but a) some places are where you wouldn't expect to be recorded, and 2) it's rude for a person to do it without asking or at least being obvious. Until this, it was more likely you'd see the person holding up the phone or camera and you could ask them to stop. Now, you don't even realize they're doing it. Yes, I realize that there are probably cameras in places that I don't know about. But I can hope those recordings aren't being posted to the internet at least.

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Google Glass reminds me of one of the creepiest, almost frightening, episodes of Star Trek TNG where a member of the crew returns from shore-leave with a new "game" that turns out to be an addictive, mind-control device -- you play it by wearing a futuristic set of glasses that projects the game's image directly into your eyes. It's superimposed on everything you look at, so you just walk around doing your normal routine, but all the while you're playing this game that's turning you into manipulate-able cult-zombie.

 

Star Trek - The Next Generation: "The Game"

 

I'm a software guy and have worked with "the latest new tech" my whole life -- but Google Glass just gives me the willies, BIG TIME. :eek:

 

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Google Glass reminds me of one of the creepiest, almost frightening, episodes of Star Trek TNG where a member of the crew returns from shore-leave with a new "game" that turns out to be an addictive, mind-control device -- you play it by wearing a futuristic set of glasses that projects the game's image directly into your eyes. It's superimposed on everything you look at, so you just walk around doing your normal routine, but all the while you're playing this game that's turning you into manipulate-able cult-zombie.

 

Star Trek - The Next Generation: "The Game"

 

I'm a software guy and have worked with "the latest new tech" my whole life -- but Google Glass just gives me the willies, BIG TIME. :eek:

As Charlie Brown said to Lucy,

 

THAT'S IT!!!

 

I *knew* they reminded me of something. Yeesh.

 

(Also, my favorite part of that episode is when they force in on Wesley by "holding" his eyes open! :laugh: )

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I'm moving to a cabin in the woods. Starting my own brand of Amish where the only technology we use is pre 2005. We'll all have myspace and Gen 1 Priuses.

 

The Kronos didn't come out until 2011...if you bump that year up just a bit, I'll join you.

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However, a more subtle issue is that, in a way, it also hacks into every device you interact with. It knows all your passwords, for example, as it can watch you type them. It even manages to monitor your usage of otherwise safe, old-fashioned technology: it watches you enter door codes, it takes pictures of your keys, and it records what you write using a pen and paper. Nothing is safe once your Glass has been hacked.[/b]

 

Yup. That could be a game changer for sure.

 

Then there's the Perv-App potential. There's an ad running on TV for an upcoming episode of "The Good Wife" I think, where a creepy guy has an app installed on his Glass that morphs the body of one of his favorite porn stars onto the image of any woman he's looking at. The 21st century's answer to X-Ray Specs.

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