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The queue to become a Glasshole just became a lot shorter: Google has put its tech specs on sale to US residents. The Chocolate Factory has made a rare post to Google+ in which it says “starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition." There's one catch: the sentence quoted above continues with "as long as we …

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PSS?

With the onboard connectivity surely some kind of manual 'reactions' style tinting could be incorporated and activated when something unsavory appears?

We could finally have some proper peril sensitive sunglasses.

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Re: PSS?

Not exactly what you meant, but...

With the capabilities of facial recognition these days, how hard would it be to automatically recognise fugly people? And then to have software 'auto-photoshop' a more attractive person in place of the fugly one?

Beer googles* FTW!

* Typo, but a good one so I'm not fixing it. :)

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Peril sensitive sunglasses. Joo Janta 200 Super Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, I assume he's referring to, which turn black at the first hint of trouble, allowing you to develop a relaxed attitude to danger by not letting you see anything that might alarm you.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is responsible for many such witticisms :D

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$1500

I don't think Glass is expensive to try and turn a profit, after all it's not like they need the money. I think Google only want people who *really* want it to buy a pair, so price it accordingly.

It's a long way from being a consumer ready device, you can't even fold the arms and put it in your pocket. Also, the cost of the components is only one aspect of pricing strategy. The R&D and man hours going into the project must be costing a pretty penny. Glass updates are fairly frequent and the level of interactivity with the community from Google is high, and all that comes with a cost attached.

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