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    Quote Originally Posted by Hefferzzzz View Post
    It does surprise me the amouunt of anti new tech sentiment on here. I would have thought that we would be all for some new technology and embracing its use, finding out its limits, possibilites and how we could use it to improve quality of life.
    Hardly anti tech. Definitely anti rip off!

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    It's not something I'd want to wear all day but I think it would be useful when I'm out cycling. It would be handy being able to record my journey and for using as a HUD with information like speed/time/possibly map info/etc. I always wear glasses when out cycling anyway so I think this is a specific instance where it would work well.

    I'll need to wait until they drop the price slightly though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    Hardly anti tech. Definitely anti rip off!
    Really? You think a tiny computer that has a day long battery that projects into your eye is cheaper than 1000 to produce in low volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hefferzzzz View Post
    It does surprise me the amouunt of anti new tech sentiment on here. I would have thought that we would be all for some new technology and embracing its use, finding out its limits, possibilites and how we could use it to improve quality of life.
    New technology itself may not be the issue - but frankly I have a hard enough job not laughing at people who use blue tooth phones, so my ability not to openly mock people wearing this is questionable. You may say the problem lies with me - to which I'd offer a shrug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    New technology itself may not be the issue - but frankly I have a hard enough job not laughing at people who use blue tooth phones, so my ability not to openly mock people wearing this is questionable. You may say the problem lies with me - to which I'd offer a shrug.
    People call Glass users "glassholes". I'd say your attitude is more closer to the original word than someone merely using a piece of technology. Would you have mocked people who started using the seed drill? Or the automobile? Or early plane developers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    People call Glass users "glassholes". I'd say your attitude is more closer to the original word than someone merely using a piece of technology. Would you have mocked people who started using the seed drill? Or the automobile? Or early plane developers?
    Oh dear...some people take themselves so seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    Oh dear...some people take themselves so seriously...
    Nice counterargument... You've convinced me. We should mock everyone who does new things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Really? You think a tiny computer that has a day long battery that projects into your eye is cheaper than 1000 to produce in low volume?
    The bill of materials is somewhere around the $100 mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nice counterargument... You've convinced me. We should mock everyone who does new things.
    It was actually very much a tongue-in-cheek post, but then along you come with your self-righteous indignation...have yourself a very nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    The more cameras the better if you ask me, they serve a protection purpose and as long as you're not doing anything wrong in the first place then what's the problem, your caught on camera up to 300 times a day depending on where you live already so why does it bother people when more cameras are coming anyway, they protect us and help police etc... I have never understood the big issue with this whole "Big Brother" concept everyone is throwing around, do you care if someone has you on camera but you're not doing anything wrong?
    Mods can we have an ignore user button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    The bill of materials is somewhere around the $100 mark.
    Interesting! Doesn't cover the costs for software development or original R&D though. But yes, if those prices, even doubled, are true then the price is far too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Mods can we have an ignore user button?
    You can block me if you wish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Interesting! Doesn't cover the costs for software development or original R&D though. But yes, if those prices, even doubled, are true then the price is far too high.
    Oh undoubtedly the R&D and software are huge, but I don't think it's fair to push this onto the beta users who are helping you refine and improve the product, and dealing with an openly flawed and unready product. R&D is the gamble you take that it will turn into a product you can profit from later.

    Oculus Rift has probably spent more on R&D, with a device that likely costs more to make (no BOM teardowns available, as far as I can tell) but their prototypes have been sold at near-to-cost, $350 for the latest version (compared to $1500 for Glass). Even Zuckerberg has said they'll sell the consumer OR at "the lowest cost possible".

    So yeah... bit of a rip-off from Google

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Oh undoubtedly the R&D and software are huge, but I don't think it's fair to push this onto the beta users who are helping you refine and improve the product, and dealing with an openly flawed and unready product. R&D is the gamble you take that it will turn into a product you can profit from later.
    I thought the current early access was really aimed at developers for whom whom the advantage is they get to be first to market with their AR apps.

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