Remember the first views of a Virtual Reality cocoon like gadget that isolated a user in their own little sci-fi world? Remember the first time you saw some cool dude with a bluetooth headset that he couldn’t resist constantly touching to make sure we all saw it?
Remember what your thoughts were when Nintendo announced 3D vision in their (got to get in on the 3D action) eye tricking latest incarnation on kids isolated from friends toy? Even the manufacturer said “players should take a break from 3D every thirty minutes” and “For children under the age of 6, looking at 3D images for a long time could possibly have a negative impact on the growth of their eyes.”
Remember how bad you wanted to puke when you first experienced 3D TV? And why is that? Because the visuals are playing tricks on your eyes and brain!
Well, get your barf bag ready cos if Google have their way we will be joining the crew of Starship Enterprise by Christmas!
I’m tempted to say someone has been watching too much Star Trek and taken it all too seriously. I’m also tempted to say WTF!
Now that the reports about how bad 3D can be (all the gubbins between the eyeball and the grey matter being tricked by technology…) has been left to collect dust, according to Google we will soon be glancing at a tiny screen just above our eye in a strange ‘looking up’ kind of glance that is sure to give many of us an all-day headache.
I hope they supply migraine relief in the box. I think we will need it.
When our son wanted the latest and greatest Nintendo 3D we said “no” and stood firm. This is all getting dangerous to the natural development and us older folks have been reminded many times from a very young age not to be too close to the screen, not to have too much exposure to screens, not to have too much bright light close to our eyes, not to have just about all the things that Google’s new daft invention will do.
How many distractions do we need? Is the buzz in our pocket whenevr we get a phone call, a text, a Facebook messgae, a Tweet not enough? Is it too much trouble to actually pull our pjhne from our pocket to see our schedule or plan a route or see what’s for dinner by actually phoning home?
We need information just above our eye-lid – constantly!
When Google Glasses hit the shelves (possibly within this year) I will laugh at anyone I see wearing them and offer them some pain relief for the almost certain headache. I will also be curious how anyone who already wears glasses will cope with the gaffa-tape they use to attach the sci-fi specs over their own bifocals.
Silliness gone to a new extreme, IMO of course.
Have we really reached the point where any remaining grip on reality will soon be lost?
Have we become so lazy we can’t make a coffee without an ‘app’ to boil the kettle and stirr in the coffee-mate and are we really in such a isolated ”me only” world where we need to watch our favourite TV show while reading emails and replying to yet another time wasting Facebook comment while walking to dog?
Where will it all end? Complete Artificial Intelligence and implanted tracking systems?
Madness, utter madness.
There’s a real world out here, anyone with me?