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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Always Allow Popups


Artist Jonathan McIntosh made a more realistic OR totally silly — depending on your dream vision of the future — version of the Google glasses promo video that came out yesterday. What a living nightmare! Luckily, you could just take the glasses off... if they let you! [via]



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Megasus

I DO NOT WANT THESE GLASSES

Bus Driver Stu Benedict

@Megan Patterson@facebook Google demands that you look as dorky as they did in high school.

lobsterhug

@Megan Patterson@facebook right! This is like my living hell. I need time when I am offline or I get fried.

wharrgarbl

@lobsterhug All the ads, all the time. They are going to find a way to broadcast ads right into your brain.

Megasus

@Bus Driver Stu Benedict If you already wear glasses (I do), then you'd look extra stupid. I mean, not even going into the constantly being plugged in thng.

Prostitute Robot From The Future

@Megan Patterson@facebook Yes. I wear glasses, the 3d-movie craze is already annoying enough, I have no need for this crap. Also, imagine all those idiots getting into accidents because of these goggles (googles?).

Bus Driver Stu Benedict

@Megan Patterson@facebook There's also the "talking to yourself about your rich inner fantasy life while you gaze at some indeterminate object" part too.

Prostitute Robot From The Future

@disgruntled co-worker Also, all this technology is starting to turn me into a grumpy old lady ("look at all these stupid assholes and their gadgets").

Megasus

@Bus Driver Stu Benedict I am already super weirded out when people are doing this with bluetooth.

wee_ramekin

@all Yeah, I heard about his on NPR this morning (oh John Moe!) and was like

DO NOT WANT

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Also, I love that all the comments on this article so far are in one thread. I vote we keep it that way!

Prostitute Robot From The Future

@Megan Patterson@facebook Omg, yes! For a long time, I kept thinking I had a sixth sense for picking out the crazy people to stand/sit next to in public transport.

SuperGogo

Yes, these goggles are insane and Big Brother and such, but there would be one definite bonus: people who are going to text or browse while on the go anyway could at least watch where they're going!

@Megan Patterson@facebook When I first moved to the city, I used to enjoy a rousing game of Bluetooth or Batshit?

HeyThatsMyBike

@SuperGogo But it would be so weird to be walking along and see all these people watching where they're going and then suddenly getting a message and like crossing their eyes and changing their stride! ACK!

Megasus

@SuperGogo Yeah I don't think it's any easy to use this and pay attention to where you're going.

Statham

This is crazy 1984 to me. It's bad enough that it'd be pretty easy to find out what I do when I'm on the computer, but with this sort of thing, google would be able to tell what I'm doing when I'm awake? F that noise.

Blackwatch Plaid

This made me think of They Live, which made me think of how much I hate Shepard Fairey, which made me think of Andre the Giant, which made me think of the Princess Bride.

In conclusion, I really should rewatch that movie soon.

fondue with cheddar

GOOGLE GOGGLES, GOOGLE GOGGLES, ONE OF US, ONE OF US

Bitterblue

@jen325 OMG, how does this not have any upvotes?

WE ACCEPT HER, WE ACCEPT HER, ONE OF US, ONE OF US

fondue with cheddar

@Bitterblue I didn't expect anyone to notice because I didn't post it until the next day, so YAY!

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