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Creative Omniscience

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"...The key experiential question of Google Glass isn’t what it’s like to wear them, it’s what it’s like to be around someone else who’s wearing them."

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As a society we should be worried...

"...Now enter Google Glass, a device that allows us to walk around and overlay our entire reality with an Internet connection, put simply. It sounds awesome, but what actually happens when a society adapts to the likes of Google Glass and people completely disconnect from their surroundings? Isn’t that a little troubling to think about? Yes, you can take off the glasses at any time you want to jump back into the real world, but if people planned on taking them off that often there’s really no point in buying them at all. It’d just be easier to check your smartphone when you feel like connecting with others or using Internet-based services and apps.

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What Have We Become?

Google Glass: No longer just the stuff of science fiction: New wearable computer reminiscent of 2007 nove

Article by Pittis here for CBC News. 

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Blogpost by "misfit" here:

"I could see how it would be cool, or even useful.
Not for me, thanks. I intentionally put away my phone when I notice I'm on it too much, and I'm not on it 1/3 as much as 90% of the people I see.
Personally, I don't think it's natural, or really beneficial for the mind to pollute it with techno-gunk every second. I love my technology, but I've noticed over the years a slight growing ADD tendancy - especially where deivces are concenred. 
If I catch myself in front of the T.V. and playing on my phone, sometimes I will shut them both off and read, or just sit for a moment and think and clear my thoughts.....remember when people did that? Now you'd be a weirdo.
No, you don't need to look at your phone everytime you're in a elevator to avoid interacting. No, you don't need to be on your phone while I'm having a conversation with you, or while we are out on a date. No, you don't need to whip out your phone when you are in a line-up for 2 minutes. No, you don't have to jump to your phone every time it vibrates, not right this second. No, you don't need to be textng while you're trying or pretending to work out at the gym. 
Have we got it into our heads that some catastrophic life event is going to pass us by if we are away from our phones and flatscreens for an hour? When was the last time you shut your phone off for a day? 
I can see that at 33 I'm already becoming an old man with outdated values. That's fine, each to their own...."