I'm Cool With Real Life: Demo Of Google's Smart-Glasses

February 20, 2013


IT'S F***ING TERRIFYING, THANKS FOR ASKING. God, why am I even friends with these people?

First we had a conceptual demonstration of Google's smart-glasses, and now an actual one of what a user would experience wearing the things. Basically they're glasses with a see-through mini screen in the far corner that accepts voice commands that begin with, "Okay, Glass...take a picture/take a video/take your pants off," whatever. Based on the video demonstration it also looks like you're in store for a way more exciting life, doing things like hot-air ballooning, trapeze swinging, stunt plane flying, being a ballerina, being an ice skater, snake handling, horse jumping, fire juggling, ice carving, being a runway model -- you name it. "I don't do any of those things." Not yet you don't, but I think this is gonna be a big year for you. "You said that last year." But you didn't have smart-glasses! "True." Ahahahahahahah, oh God you believe me.

Hit the jump for the demo and prepare to not live a normal, regular person life anymore.

Thanks to Smorgasbored and Daniel, who agree the best kind of glasses are the ones that have the flip-up sunglass lenses because those are going to make a comeback -- you watch.

  • Brant_Alan

    The view was fine until your ugly mug popped up in the corner. JESUS.

  • You'll put your eye out, kid. What about a nice football?

  • I don't care what anyone says I still want one

  • dgentrup09

    essentially a really sophisticated go pro. I can dig it, even though it will probably just become a $2000 facebook machine.

  • cyberslacks

    I would buy them if they had pop up blockers for billboards.. : )

  • annonynon

    why has "Oh shit this is fucking cool!" turned into, "I'm going to get so many likes on Facebook!!"?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I will just put this right here...


  • Andrew Godsey

    Make them look like Geordi's visor and Google can take all my money.

  • I was thinking more along the lines of Bulma from Dragon Ball. To each their own.

  • jimmy

    Most of those exciting activities require that you take your glasses off...

  • MaximusJacobus

    Some things look cool, but I want to see more common uses for it for people who aren't big on social networks. I think the selling point could be what gets me on the computer for hours. That is learning useless shit I don't need to know just because. Have you ever googled an actors name then somehow two hours later knew their life history and how they were connected to Bacon? Imagine that but everywhere.

  • djcorbijn

    We already have an epidemic of distracted morons texting while driving or just falling into open manholes because they can't put down the social media. Amping this up to people flying planes and horseback riding while doing this will do nothing but create a flood of new Darwin Award recipients.

  • blanderson

    considering i pay $70 a month for internet and this video stops every 8 seconds to buffer really turns me off to the whole idea of having that stuck to my face.

  • sdasad

    considering the two are completely and utterly unrelated to the quality of this product..........you have no point.

  • Vladplaya

    A whole new level for the government to spy on you hehe

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  • disqus_6ScEnm67iL

    This will only lead to people taking photos of their penises and accidentally sending it to their mums.

  • Idlethoughts

    So has been true for most technology since the invention of the camera.

  • Rik Rahman

    Since the invention of the camera? I don't remember people in the 60s or 70s mailing their mums photos of their genitalia.

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