"products which are as pretty as the M25* in wintertime"
What, you don't think DL380s are sexy?
But then I think the wider parts of the M25 are sexy.
*For Leftpondians the M25 is a big road encircling London, Englandland
Hoping to woo the ladies with your shiny new Google Glass? Don't bother, because no woman in her right mind would let a Glasshole anywhere near her data centre, an HP bigwig has claimed. Ray Edwards, managing director for HP’s New Ventures division at Network Portfolio and Architecture, reportedly slammed the sex appeal of …
If you're the type of person who would wear Glass on a date, the chances are the type of person who would date you would also be a big nerd. They might be interested or even turn up wearing Glass themselves! Maybe Glass is how you got talking to each other in the first place, I imagine if two wearers see each other they often say hello.
It rather suggests only men would wear Glass, and no women are nerds, or want to date nerds, which is hardly the case and is actually kind of sexist. Some of the biggest nerds I know are women.
This would all be fixed with a covert smartglasses device, with the lens as the screen, rather than a corner screen that causes eye strain and gets you attacked.
As for romance, allow the distracted to fail. Let the few who can deliver cheesy lines dictated by their smartglasses succeed.
I expect HP are acting as a Microsoft glove-puppet in Scroogling the Google Glasses idea.
(Perhaps in the US they call them sock-puppets.)
It is the same with any technology Microsoft sees as a potential threat to the Windows PC, they use their "partners" or apparently independent industry groups such as FAST as their agents.
So it is in fact quite a compliment to the future of GG that Microsoft fears them so much.
If the male nerd was on a dinner date, he could have a cool and sophisticated friend sitting at the next table, listening in and typing advice and things for him to say to his date, which would appear on his Google Glass. If his date was a female nerd, she might be wearing Google Glass and have her friend at a nearby table, listening in and typing advice and stuff to appear on her GoogleGlass. Imagine the things that could go wrong and the misunderstandings ....
Hey, I've just had an idea for a romantic comedy that will resonate with the modern 'connected' generation. (I know, it's been done before, involving love letters and poems, but this is modern.)
Let's say you are a nerd, if, and I mean if you manage to get out on a date, the chances are it won't be with a Monica Belluci lookalike.
Here comes the advantages, a little bit of a Google Glass overlay and hey presto, your date suddenly looks fantastic. Depending on time, location etc your date could "virtually mutate" into the rabbit, fembot, sexlet of your dreams...as often as you please.
"Here comes the advantages,"
So I'd have to make my date wear it while looking at me?
A more likely scenario:
Some twats will develop an app that allows the date to be streamed, allowing other people to make comments, which the wearer will see. They'll claim it'll be to help those who are less confident on dates, and who struggle to think of things to say - the people watching, they'll claim, will be able to offer advice. ("Tell her how lovely she looks in that dress..." etc).
It'll then be abused by scumbags who stream the date to other scumbags, who will do things like rate the date, and make lewd comments about her, and so on.
(This scenario could also play out in other gender combinations.)
The quote as he (reportedly) said it:
“When you look at the appeal of Google Glass... would you wear it on a date?" he asked. "Probably not. And, if you did, you probably wouldn’t get a second date.”
Doesn't make any claims over which gender is which, or indeed, if they're the same gender - that part's totally out of the question, boiling it down to a logical yet complex argument of weather you should be using augmentation when trying to make someone your significant other.
Could have been very easy to turn this from a bit of business sniping, with a hint of deep thinking into the same old men/woman stereotypes. I'm fine with him saying that, as is.
Anyone here remember Short Circuit 2? Yeah, I know, nothing to write home about really, but the bit where the guy is getting fed lines to say to his date on a screen he can see over her shoulder?
Well, Google Glass + voice recognition + a decent Eliza algorithm = "there's an app for that!"
Now even nerds can sound confident! ... as long as you don't mind it being all "her and me, and Google makes three"...
Are any of the modern tech items something that you would want to pass down to your kids, even if they were still relevant? In fact, in these days of cheap, disposable, made in China everything, from tech to tools, is there any item that would be considered an heirloom? I still have some of my grandfather's and father's tools, and a couple of old watches, and a couple of pieces of my mother's jewellery, But is there anything made today that is worth passing down, except maybe a few pieces of better jewellery? I can't see passing down an assortment of "Harbor Freight" tools to anyone...
Maybe if I had one of the Apple I motherboards...
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