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I have shown data that shows it is at least not very popular.
Except you’re assuming that Glass has already been released.
And you’ve shown data that means nothing.
How would you prove it is well known? Furthermore how would you assume that another adult would be guaranteed to know what Glass is?
Because it’s already getting banned and investigated for the privacy concerns it raises, more than 6 months before its release?
And because places that’ll ban Glass will put a sticker on the doors that says “No Google Glass” with a drawing or a picture of the device?
Or because there are people who already started to publicly denounce Glass privacy problem, leading the congress to ask Google for clarifications and security measures?
Plausible scenario except it is more risky because the vast majority of people are aware of what a phone is capable. We can see this is true because smartphones outnumber feature phones in sales. Therefore we can conclude more people have experience with smartphones than without or are at least aware of the values they bring.
The fact that people are more used to smartphones actually make them more easily unnoticed.
You see a man making a call: you don’t even pay attention, that’s something you’ve seen hundreds of times.
You see a man wearing Glass: what is that? What’s that screen and why is it lightened?
In sensitive places like public showers, it’s much more normal to have a smartphone and to occasionally make (fake?) a call, than to wear Glass.
Unlike you who just blindly says everyone knows what Glass is…
Not only am I not saying everyone knows Glass yet (remember? Glass still hasn’t been released. God, that’s tiring…), but I’ve been giving you facts, like the big amount of time it has to remains for it to get more known, the huge news and social networks exposition, the preemptive public bans… or the simple fact that it’s totally different from current widespread technology (and you acknowledged it by saying it’s “a new product in a whole new product category”) which will make it a closely watched device.
Try harder. ;-)
And where is your proof for this assumption? Or are you just spreading BS?
Are you kidding?
Do you know how many people read The Verge or Engadget daily?
And that’s just two American sites out of thousands worlwide…
That fact is so obvious that saying it’s an assumption just prove that you’re a troll.
You need a proof?
This YouTube video showing people taking pictures and recording videos with Glass has been seen more than 20 million times… in 3 months!
Will you face the truth now?
Disagree everyone is aware of the dangers of smartphones and there have been incidents regarding smartphones already. So the awareness has risen.
Ah… you see, that happens with smartphones.
And so what, were they banned or something?
If I was a troll like you, I’d ask: “where is your proof for this assumption? Or are you just spreading BS?”
Agreed but that doesn’t mean Google has to make it easy for them and disrespect the privacy of everyone around someone who wears Glass.
You’re fantasizing again.
Google doesn’t make it easy at all.
To take a picture or record a video with Glass, you have to either talk, touch the track pad, or press/long-press the camera button, which is quite noticeable.
And videos only last 10 seconds by default, you have to extend it manually if you want to record more.
If you want a proof, you can read it here.
No it would disarm the situation and make Glass safe around children.
Not at all, because like I already said, “if a pervert coach really wants to record kids showering, he’ll do it with or without Glass,” and if he wants to use Glass, he’ll find a way to get rid of the indicator.
That could even be worse, because if people get used to the fact that there’s an indicator on Glass, they could think “it’s ok, the LED isn’t turned on, he’s not recording.”
I think it would be smarter for Google to address the problem now than deal with a potential PR disaster. Notice how Google already tried to address the problem in a interview.
Yes, that’s right, I also think they should, but not for the same reasons.
The same can be said for Google. I would think they are smarter than that…
That could be said about kitchen knives makers.
That could be said about piano wires makers.
That could be said about chainsaws makers.
Etc… etc… etc…
They all make murders easier, eh?
Except we can see Pre-launch Glass has less search activity than pre-launch iPhone.
I’ve explained it already: search means nothing, you don’t have to search for Glass informations, it comes to you through your favorite sites and social networks.
Did you find this article by searching for Glass? NO. Get it now?
And you actually search more for things you know less, you don’t need to search for things you already know…
No it doesn’t matter when it was first unveiled. That is irrelevant to my statement.
But it’s relevant to mine, which yours reply to, so…
If it is a whole new product category they have more work because they need to explain the value to consumers.
…this is irrelevant.
Since when are we talking about values?
We’re not talking about the commercial success of Glass, but about the privacy concerns it raises, and as you can read in the article above, or in this one, this will be well known before its launch.
Google Chromebook/Wave/Answers/Notebook/Buzz/etc. say otherwise.
Are you serious?
You’re telling me that you consider the Chromebook as “a new product in a whole new product category?”
How is the form factor and interaction with it different from a simple laptop?
If Glass is so controversial, it’s because it’s much more innovative and society habits-breaking than any of the products you’ve cited.
Your argumentation is more and more pathetic, either you’re just trolling or you really lack some logic.
Are you an idiot? The more people are searching for something the more well known it is. In fact if you look at the link you will see iPhone got more search years after it was launched as it became more well known. It has been on FB/Twitter/etc. for years and gets more searches each year.
That’s because there are more and more models and they keep the same name, and every new version is kept secret, smart aleck… so people search for the new version because they actually don’t know it.
Now try detailing the trends by models:
Oh! What a surprise! Search pikes when rumors start to spread, and then with time, the more a device is known, the less people search for it…
And yet as I showed in Google Trends it scores lower than Java.
That’s the perfect example of why Trends isn’t relevant.
Like I showed with the iPhone above, there are much more ways and reasons to search for Java, that doesn’t mean that it’s better known.
Java’s better known than iTunes?
If I go down the street asking people what iTunes and Java are and do, which one do you think they’ll be able to explain better?
Now even worse:
Java’s better known than Washington or Barack Obama? Yeah, sure…
It’s time for you to wake up and realize that your Trends argumentation is ridiculously pointless.
You can say that’s what people should do but the real world provides ample examples of people ignoring that and people not noticing until after the fact.
Yeah, like taking upskirt pictures with a smartphone.
Happily this can’t happen with Glass.
OMG! Smartphones is a tool for perverts, they shouldn’t exist! lol
If everyone knows about Glass but no one is searching for it that is terrible.
You really need to improve your comprehension ability.
The fact that people don’t search for it doesn’t mean that they don’t read about it, if they follow it on Twitter, or read news about it on the Verge (like YOU frequently do without ever searching for Glass!), etc…
Take your Java example again: people don’t necessarily search for it because they’re interested, but just because a program asked them to install it and they have no idea what it is.
And guess what? The most frequently associated term is “download.”
So much for Java interest…
Google could also make Glass automatically record anytime it saw someone naked.
Oh, yeah… that’s so much likely to happen! lol
What bad faith, you’re really nothing but a troll.
Anyway, if ever that happened, how would that prevent people from being concerned by Glass and from being cautious when they see someone wearing it?
Right, that wouldn’t.
Also because I wouldn’t want anybody staring at me partially naked.
Exactly. Like everyone.
That’s why I asked you what could perverts do with Glass in public restrooms.
Record dressed people washing their hands?
Wrong you are making blanket statements. Should be easy to find examples of rape/people being naked/etc. in bathrooms on Google.
What?! What are you talking about?
I say that people are cautious in public restrooms, and you mention rapes?
You think people get raped because they’re not cautious enough?
That’s getting really absurd.
Besides, as you say that it should be easy to find this kind of pictures on Google, you admit that Glass isn’t more a threat than other devices, because right now, these pictures wouldn’t have been taken with Glass… ;-)
Everybody will not magically know what Glass is no matter how much advertising it has. Google has been advertising Chromebooks for a long time and they have been featured in the news. There are still people who do not know what they are. There are still people who do not know what Android is or that it is the OS that runs on their phone.
Again, these are nowhere near as habit-breaking as Glass.
You don’t wear a Chromebook or anything Android on your face.
Why do you think the Congress is investing it?
Quit fantasizing about Google Glass going unnoticed, that’s not happening now, more than 6 months before its release, there’s near 0 chance it happens when it’s released.
Except these are a lot less advertised and less known. I would never of even of thought of the possibility or known about these if it hadn’t been for Glass.
See how Glass makes people aware of this kind of stuff? ;-)
And it’s only the beginning.
That fact that Glass can record is very discreet. There is no obvious indicator it has a camera or is recording.
Yeah, I’ve already said that.
Recording is discreet, but not Glass itself, and yes people will know what Glass can do, so it’s only in places where Glass will be accepted that it will pose privacy problems.
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A man with the whole new Google Glass (the device that’s already being banned in some places, and investigated by the congress, more than 7 months before its launch because of privacy concerns) on his face, hanging around locker rooms, wouldn’t draw attention at all.
What a joke.
Glass will most probably be banned in such places, certainly with a sticker notifying people, so I can’t see how it could be stealthily used to take pictures there.
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And good luck sending messages, taking pictures or using maps/navigation with a smartwatch…
If you have to pull your smartphone from your pocket for such basic tasks, you may as well use it for everything then.
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Coaches are commonly in a locker room while kids shower. Leaving kids alone is usually not a good idea. They usually have an office in the locker room. They usually work in their and if things get too loud they will come and tell them to quiet down or hurry up. At least that is my experience.
A coach isn’t on his own, there are other adults around, so wearing Glass would get noticed.
And if the only moment when he wears Glass is when he manages to get alone with kids in the showers, they will notice it.
To use his smartphone he would need to point it at the children which would be a lot more suspicious/obvious than glancing in their direction
No, “he’d just have to pretend making a call.” He can record with the phone on his face, you know.
That would even be less suspicious, because he wouldn’t stare at them, he could tell them to shut up because he’s making a call, and act like he doesn’t want to watch them.
Very little people know what Glass can do and that there is no indication when it is recording.
A lot of people knows that already, although it’s still far from being released… ;-)
Wearing a pair of Google Glass and glancing at them is a lot less obvious than pointing a smartphone at them.
For a coach, wearing Google Glass will be more obviously dubious than faking a call.
This does have to do with Glass because a major feature is recording video.
It’s not the only recording device on Earth, if a pervert coach really wants to record kids showering, he’ll do it with or without Glass.
If they would add an LED indicator it would solve a lot of problems.
Yes, but not this kind of problem.
An LED indicator would be welcome for basic usage, but for problems as serious as this one, that’s useless.
With or without it, a coach shouldn’t wear Glass in showers, that’s not normal.
Regardless if the iphone was kept secret it’s first year. You can look up its search interest in Google through Google trends.
It is easy to see that for the first few years it was not as well known. This should be obvious. It takes time for a new product to become well known.
What’s your point? Did you read my comment?
Yes, it takes time for a product to get known, that’s precisely why Google has started showing Glass long before its release… if they had kept it secret until next year, and then said “Boom! Here’s Glass. Deal with it.” like Apple did with the iPhone, then you’d have a point.
No, that makes their job harder because now they need to explain to users why they need this.
What? The fact that they showed it sooner instead of keeping it secret makes their job harder? Are you sure you’ve understood my comment?
Do you mean that they wouldn’t have had to explain anything if they had showed it later? That doesn’t make much sense to me, what do you think? :)
The sooner it’s revealed, the sooner it gets known, that’s really as simple as that.
So at its launch Glass will be more known than the iPhone when Apple released it.
Just because something is brand new doesn’t mean they will care. There are tons of new things that go unnoticed by most people.
Again, like you said: “Glass is a new product in a whole new product category.”
This kind of products can’t go unnoticed very long, particularly when it’s promoted by a company as huge as Google, and the article above is a perfect example.
Google Glass has minimal interest compared to the iphone. How is that being new thing working out for them?
You said the iphone was kept a secret but it has more search interest in the months before its release than Glass has now.
You keep on bringing that search argument when it means nothing.
People have to search for something when there’s very few informations about it, like with the iPhone because it was secret.
But when, 6 months before its launch, a product is already on Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Google+ , and on every general tech site in the world, you don’t have to search for it…
You really love to just make blanket statements don’t you? I doubt that even the majority of the tech audience is aware of Glass. There are tons of people that are techies that don’t read the news regularly.
There are tons of people who are “techies” and don’t read the news regularly? I see that you like blanket statements too. ;)
Like I said above, Glass is everywhere, not only on news sites, so yeah I’m pretty sure that it’s well known by everybody actually interested in tech.
A lot of people don’t have common sense and many people aren’t polite. Your insistence that everyone will be both polite and have common sense is contrary to the real world.
You don’t understand much…
I didn’t say that’s what people will do, I said that’s what people should do, and if they don’t that’ll be noticed.
You can think about what to do with it all you want. You cannot say: “In public restrooms, it’s not normal to wear it”. There is no factual basis for this statement.
What a nonsense!
So, following your reasoning, you can’t say that it’s not normal to stop in front of a stranger and stare at him?
It’s not normal to go to public restrooms and point a camera toward people, whether it’s recording or not, and Glass has a camera, so it’s not normal to wear it there. Period.
The device itself might not be discreet but the fact that it is recording is very discreet. That is an important distinction.
LOL That’s an important distinction? Fortunately I was there to make you realize it.
Glass is recognizable to people who know what it is. Google Trends shows that isn’t many people at all.
Google Trends shows how many people searched for something, not how many people know something. ;-)
Besides, (again) Glass isn’t out yet, and Trends doesn’t know anything about the future…
By the way, I couldn’t find anything about the number of queries for terms in Google Trends, please could you give me some?
It might not be released at all. It might be released with a zebra stripe design. There are an infinite number of possibilities. Arguing contrary to the press releases and what is known is a waste of time.
If you don’t want to take into account that it could possibly be changed before release, then don’t talk about the future of Glass. If you do… deal with it! ;-)
I said that because it looks like you haven’t assimilated the fact that Glass hasn’t been officialy launched yet.
No, there are an infinite number of ways to react and to say that people will only react in 2 distinct ways is irrational. It would be great if all people acted like you described. We would have a lot less mishaps/accidents/etc.
Irrelevant! Everyone is not you and everyone will not react in the manner that you do.
My point is that in public restroom people are cautious.
This is a fact and you know it, that’s why you didn’t reply to my question: “do you keep your pants on at your feet and only put it back once you’ve walked out?”
You knew it was a rethorical question, nobody does that, everybody, like me, is cautious in public restrooms.
When it’s launched, Glass will be publicly known for being a recording device.
Will that prevent it from being misused by some people? No, but these people can already use spy cams.
Google Glass is much less discreet than these, people will notice it.
The difference is that I say “maybe” when he says “guarantee.”
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