2 comments on “(Epic) Episode 68: Yesterday’s News 2

  1. Speaking of the google glasses, I always wondered how people with glasses were to wear them. It’s hard to wear over the frames on your head already.

    Subaru has the seeing eye that will help with driving, if you don’t slow down soon enough, it starts to slow you. But it doesn’t have the additional items you mentioned. Although, that might be in the navagation kit.

    It’s a shame that all these items are so expensive to the average person though.

    BUT! here’s the question. Why do they feel the cars need these items? So people can be distracted by other things they shouldn’t be doing in cars? That’s what it’s saying to me.

    And, as you mentioned, the additional items cars are able to do that add to the distractions. But you mentioned all this in the discussion already. 😉

  2. Thanks for your comment, Melissa.

    I imagine the usefulness of these gadgets will vary from person to person. I only have a 20 minute commute to work. Most of it is through the city which keeps my attention in demand. For me, things like twitter, email, facebook, etc would be a distraction. However, having things like speed, stereo controls, and environmental settings in my heads up display would reduce the need for me to take my eyes off the road.

    Furthermore, having sensory overlay information might be pretty handy. Knowing that the car in front of you is inside your braking zone, for instance, would be some very handy safety information; Especially on a stormy day.

    As for instant messages, texts, and tweets, most phones have very good built in text to speech engines that can read these out for you as well as dictate responses.

    If you’re interested in the device I was talking about on the show, you can follow this link: https://www.navdy.com/

    Oh, and I think you can get Google Glass in prescription frames. However, this would make it difficult if you go see a movie and they make you take the camera off of your head… I personally don’t think the glass technology will really take off until they can make the technology seamless and indistinct from a regular pair of glasses.

    And of course, thanks for listening. 🙂

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